About Sand In My Suitcase
Welcome to Sand In My Suitcase!
This blog is about luxury travel (splurgey and affordable). Exploring exotic and close-to-home places. The wonder of discovering different cultures. Tasting the world. Dreaming where to go next. All weaved with a twist of adventure!
Who we are
We’re Janice and George Mucalov, lawyers by profession, now travel writers – much more fun, don’t you think?
Our travel style
We confess – we’re luxury lovers. Yes, that includes swank villa resorts with private pool suites. But also more affordable boutique inns oozing charm and character.
We love venturing off the beaten path. (Africa and Sri Lanka, say hello!) We’ve visited Mexico (especially Los Cabos) so many times, it’s almost our second home, and we know Hawaii intimately too. Discovering all the things to do in Victoria, Canada, (where we live) and within driving distance in beautiful British Columbia (our home province) is always a joy as well.
We also have a crush on cruising (especially small ship and river cruises).
When we travel, you’ll find us hiking, snorkeling and bicycling. Sussing out cool museums. Gaping at UNESCO sites. Strolling city streets from end to end (poking our heads into this and that). And taking lots of photos!
Oh, we should mention that Janice never says “no” to a spa treatment.
Ethnic cuisine and good wine? Losing ourselves in long conversations with local guides and people? Also a big part of the enjoyment of our travels – which we like to share with you, our readers.
And if there’s an English book store or coffee shop around, George will find it.
We’re not totally hedonistic though :-).
If we can, we prefer to write about hotels, cruises and tours that help in some way to make this world a better place. We donate 10% of what we make each year from our travel writing and blogging to Doctors Without Borders.
We write what we honestly think
All thoughts, views and words expressed in our travel stories and posts are our own. And we dish on the good and tell you about the not-so-good.
We adhere to the codes of ethics for professional travel writers set by SATW, TMAC and NATJA.
Dive into our travel blog!
Okay, that’s enough about us. Go now and take a peek at some of our travel posts.
Admire a Gothic cathedral. Hike donkey trails. Swim in idyllic coves. Tour historic manor homes. Oh, and don’t forget to stay in a finca! There are so many wonderful things to do in Mallorca, Spain…
Kayaking with orcas? Grizzly bear viewing? You bet! These are just some of the amazing things to do in Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island. Hiking the Blinkhorn Trail is epic too.
For such a small Hawaiian island, there are lots of things to do on Lanai – like hikes, 4-wheel drives and secluded beaches. So get off the grid, maybe rent a cottage and experience Lanai!