best travel blog - NATJA 2015

Sand In My Suitcase wins “Best Travel Blog” Silver award for 2015!

By Janice and George | February 13, 2016

We’re totally jazzed! Our blog won Silver for “Best Travel Blog” in the 2015 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) annual awards.

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Top eastern Canadian destinations? Visit Halifax and surroundings, says FlightHub

By Janice and George | February 5, 2016

Halifax is one of the top Eastern Canadian destinations to visit. Elsewhere in Nova Scotia, see the Bay of Fundy’s dramatic tides and explore Lunenburg, a pretty UNESCO site.

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EVA Air review

EVA Air Review: We’ll fly with them again!

By Janice and George | January 18, 2016

We’re not often impressed by economy airline service. But EVA Air was a bargain and pleasant to fly on 2 international trips. The free hot ginger tea at check-in was a nice touch.

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Winter guide to Canada’s capital – Ottawa – by FlightHub

By Janice and George | January 11, 2016

Sporting massive Parliament buildings, uniquely designed museums and a thriving downtown core, Ottawa is a great place to visit in winter! Bonus – you can ice skate on the Rideau Canal.

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Hey, we’ve been interviewed on Johnny Jet Travel Style!

By Janice and George | November 20, 2015

We’ve been profiled on Johnny Jet’s “Travel Style”! Want to know our favorite international city, our dream destination, our most embarrassing travel moments?

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Best travel laptop? Lighten your load with this!

By Janice and George | October 19, 2015

Tired of lugging around my old laptop when traveling, I bought a Dell XPS 13. It’s the best travel laptop! And I’m not getting paid to say this :-).

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Travel Philanthropy: How luxury hotels and tour operators give back

By Janice and George | August 5, 2015

Alila Villas Uluwatu does it. So do Belmond, andBeyond and Soneva. A growing number of luxury hotels/tour operators are involved in travel philanthropy.

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Our 10 best travel Instagrams

By Janice and George | July 27, 2015

Have you been bitten by the Instagram bug? It’s fun, right? We’re loving this visually creative way to share our travel experiences. Here are our 10 best travel Instagrams.

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Here’s to a new look…

By Janice and George | November 22, 2014

Welcome back! And thanks for bearing with us while we undertook this site redesign.
We hope you like the changes we made.

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Happy July 4th to our American friends!

By Janice and George | July 4, 2014

Happy Birthday America! These blog posts list the best fireworks displays in the U.S. and offer great tips for how to celebrate July 4.

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Antarctica: Rhapsody in blue ice

By Janice and George | May 9, 2014

You may think the “great white continent” of Antarctica is white. But its icebergs are blue. In Iceberg Alley, icebergs seem to radiate blue light. 

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Mexico bus

First class Mexico bus service like flying business class

By Janice and George | April 29, 2014

First class bus in Mexico? Oh sure, friends said when we told them we’d be traveling between Mexico’s colonial towns in first class buses. We had our doubts too. But we needn’t have worried.

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Why visit chic Los Cabos? Five new reasons

By Janice and George | April 15, 2014

Why visit Los Cabos? How about great beaches, eye-popping resorts and swimming with whale sharks? Here are 5 new reasons to go.

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5 of the world’s richest poker destinations

By Janice and George | February 4, 2014

Check your hand, bet, bluff and win (or lose) big. Oh, and travel to great poker destinations. Here are five of the world’s most obscure (and richest) poker-playing destinations.

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