Welcome to Sand In My Suitcase, our luxury travel blog!
We’re Janice and George Mucalov, lawyers by profession, now travel writers. Our travel articles and photos are published in leading U.S. and Canadian magazines and newspapers like Islands, The Vancouver Sun, Cruise & Travel Lifestyles, TravelAge West, The Province, NUVO, Taste of Life, Interval World, Travel Professional, USA TODAY.com, AAA Carolinas GO and TravelSquire.com, and we’ve won several travel writing awards.
Award-winning travel blog
Our blog won 1st Place for “Best Travel Blog” in the 2017 Society of American Travel Writers annual awards and the Silver honor for “Best Independent Travel Blog” in the 2015 annual North American Travel Journalists Association awards.
A little luxury, a little adventure, lots of tales
We write about luxury travel with a twist of adventure (and have a particular penchant for cruising). Yes, that includes luscious five-star hotels and deluxe cruises with suites and butlers. But also small expedition ships and more affordable boutique inns oozing charm and character. Venturing off-the-beaten-path. Even getting a little, er… sandy sometimes, knowing there’s always a soft return.
When we travel, you’ll find us hiking, kayaking, bicycling, scuba diving and walking city streets from end to end (poking our heads into this and that).
And Janice never says “no” to a spa treatment. Ethnic cuisine, good wine and 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 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.
Professional travel writing memberships
Janice is a member of:
- Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
- Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC)
- North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA)
George is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC).
Travel writing awards
We’ve won several travel writing awards for our magazine and newspaper articles, including a 1st Place (Gold) which Janice received from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA).
We write what we honestly think
All thoughts, views and words expressed in our travel stories are our own. We adhere to the codes of ethics for professional travel writers set by SATW, TMAC and NATJA. See Disclosure for more.
Our articles and luxury travel blog
Okay, that’s enough about us. Go now and take a peek at some of our travel tales…
- Our luxury travel blog posts
- Our travel articles published in magazines and newspapers (see both PDF and online sample clips)
For more information, see our media kit. To contact us, send an email to Janice@SandInMySuitcase.com or click here.
Thanks for visiting Sand In My Suitcase…