Who we are

Welcome to Working on the Road, the site with the resources to help you plan and make the most of your solo trip.

We are dedicated to protecting your data and privacy. We strive to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in everything we do, and we are dedicated to protecting your privacy on our website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you complete a contact form, we will require your name, email address and any information relevant to the purpose of the form.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website by using cookies. Working on the Road uses information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to this website to enable us to better manage and improve the site. No personally identifiable information is obtained in this process. You can prevent the use of cookies by adjusting your browser settings.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Your details are never sold to third parties.

Additional information

The information contained within the site is periodically updated. However no guarantee is given that the information provided on this website is correct, complete, and/or up-to-date. All information and material provided on this website are for general information purposes and do not constitute legal or other professional advice on any matter. We do not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site.

The contents of this site are protected by copyright under international conventions. The reproduction, permanent storage, or retransmission of the contents of this site is prohibited without the prior written consent.

Some links within this website may lead to other websites, including those operated and maintained by third parties. Those are included solely as a convenience to you, and the presence of such a link does not imply a responsibility for the linked site or an endorsement of the linked site, its operator, or its contents (exceptions may apply).

The information presented here is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health practitioner, your government, your embassy or any other professional advisor. It is designed for educational purposes only. If you feel that you have a health problem, you should seek advice and/or assistance from a physician or health care practitioner. If you feel you have a safety problem, you should seek advice and/or assistance from a national official. Any claim on the safety of destinations made on this site is subjective and is based solely on the experiences of the author. You should do you own research, make your own assessment and base your decisions on your own investigations. Working on the Road is not responsible for any outcome resulting from action taken as a result of information contained in this website.

By visiting and using this website, you agree to the terms and conditions and privacy policy set out above. If you have any questions or comments regarding these terms, conditions and privacy policy please contact me.