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With a twist of adventure

Welcome! We’re Janice and George

We’re award-winning travel writers, fortunate to have traveled to all 7 continents. From Hawaii, Mexico and Canada to far-flung destinations, come and discover hidden gems, boutique hotels and the best travel tips from around the world! Meet us.

The latest travel inspiration!

Cool hotels you’ll love

“You can shake the sand from your shoes, but not from your soul.”

~ Anonymous

Beach escapes

Trip planning guides

Planning a Trip to Italy: Travel Tips + 2024 Guide

Here’s what you should know when planning a trip to Italy. Buy tickets to major attractions in advance. Balance big cities with chill time. Think train travel (not car rental). Find more Italy travel tips in this essential guide!

Planning a Trip to St. Maarten + St. Martin

Planning to visit the Caribbean island of St. Maarten and St. Martin? Lucky you! Here’s what to know to have the best vacation possible on this unique Dutch and French island.

Spotlight on Mexico


Europe, here we come!

Porto vs. Lisbon: Which is Better?

Porto vs. Lisbon: Which is better? That’s like choosing between wine and chocolate. The better choice for you really depends on whether you’re a city lover, culture craver, wine devotee or beach bum!

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