Hello! My name is April and I am the author of this blog. I currently support four brands and earn a small income from advertising for them. Please keep in mind that the brands supported here are brands that I fully believe in and use since their products are all either perfect for travel, good for the environment, or perfect for bloggers. My current affiliates are with Wellness Bottles, Sand Cloud, Bluehost and Amazon.

Wellness Bottles

Wellness Bottles are large stainless steel water bottles with bamboo lids that contain absolutely zero plastic parts. They are super eco-friendly because using them means you don’t need to use plastic disposable bottles that are made by burning fossil fuels and that end up clogging up landfills. The best part of Wellness Bottles is that 20% of all profits go towards an organization called Charity: Water. Did you know that unclean water kills more people than all kinds of violence (including war) every year? This organization builds wells in areas of the world that desperately need clean water. This means you help save the environment while providing clean drinking water to those who need it most.

To purchase a Wellness Bottle click here and use code AprilVL20 at checkout to receive an extra 20% off! By using this code I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Sand Cloud

As most Earth lovers know, one of the things that suffers most due to pollution is the ocean and the marine life in it. Sand Cloud is a company that sells beautiful beach towels, tee shirts and accessories. All of these are made out of high quality, eco-friendly materials like 100% Turkish cotton. Plus 10% of profits from every purchase go to support marine life. The organizations that Sand Cloud supports are The Marine Conservation Institute, The Surfrider Foundation, The Pacific Marine Mammal Centre, The San Diego Coastkeeper, and The Hawaii Wildlife Fund.

To purchase a towel, tee shirt or accessory from Sand Cloud click here. You can use my code AprilVL25 at checkout to receive 25% off your purchase. By using this code I will receive a small reward at no extra cost to you.


If you’re wanting to start your own blog then I would definitely recommend buying your own domain name. This will show other blogs and brands that you are serious about writing and will also allow you the freedom to design your website exactly how you want to. Having your own domain name will also make it more possible to gain affiliates so that you can start making money from your blog! In order to buy your own domain name you are going to have to purchase a subscription to a web hosting site. I would definitely recommend Bluehost as your new Web Host. I use Bluehost to keep Just Leaving Footprints up and running and it is the best! It supports WordPress, is super affordable and user-friendly and their staff are always available if you have any questions or concerns.

To get started with Bluehost, click the banner above! If you sign up with Bluehost I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. 


If you haven’t noticed it yet, Just Leaving Footprints is home to a growing shop. This is because I am an affiliate marketer for Amazon. Now, since Amazon sells a huge variety of products I have chosen some products such as cameras, books, tech and gear that I use and absolutely love or have on my wishlist of amazing travel products. In each product description you will find that I have written whether or not I use and love the product or if it is simply on my wishlist.

To check out my shop click here. If you purchase something in my shop I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.