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Romantic Venice: How many ways can we say we love you?

By Janice and George

Ah, romantic Venice! Every day is Valentine’s Day when it comes to our love for you. No matter the tourists, we never tire of your canals, gondoliers, palaces – and that magical light.

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

By Janice and George

We’re totally jazzed! Our SandInMySuitcase.com 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Antarctica icebergs

Antarctica: Rhapsody in blue ice

By Janice and George

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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Why visit chic Los Cabos? Five new reasons

By Janice and George

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

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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5 ways hotels annoy guests

By Janice and George

They charge for bottled water, WiFi and pool umbrellas? Shame. Yet, these are just some of the ways hotels annoy guests. Find out which hotels are guilty.

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5 good reasons to travel

5 good reasons to travel

By Janice and George

Why travel? Well, you have better sex on holidays. And here are another 5 good reasons to travel: it supports jobs, bridges cultures and is fun.

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