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We’re Janice and George Mucalov, once practising lawyers, now award-winning travel writers and blog publishers.
Passionate travelers, we started as travel journalists writing for leading print magazines and newspapers like USA Today, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, South China Morning Post, Vancouver Sun, TravelAge West and AAA Carolinas GO.
In 2012, we launched our luxury adventure travel blog.
Today, as the Internet shapes the way we consume media, Sand In My Suitcase is a top-ranked source of travel content that informs and inspires.
High-traffic travel blog
We know the power of the written word, and we craft our posts with care. We spend time on the quality of writing and the photography.
Posts (most 2,000+ words) are well-researched, detailed and SEO-optimized to attract the maximum traffic.
Most readers initially find our high-traffic blog via organic searches on Google. This means they find us because Sand In My Suitcase both answers their travel questions and fuels their dreams.
We like to think, however, that readers return as much for the beauty of our travel stories as for the practical content we provide.
About Sand In My Suitcase
Our niche is luxury travel.
We have a special love for Hawaii, Mexico and Canada.
We also take many of the photos that illustrate our posts. Readers often comment that the photos are beautiful (and we’re always delighted when magazines publish our travel photos).
On our blog, readers can find excerpts and travel stories adapted from our magazine and newspaper articles, as well as travel posts written just for this site.
We offer a unique skill set to hoteliers, destinations, cruise lines and other brands interested in reaching an engaged target audience of luxury adventure travel enthusiasts.
“Best travel blog” and other honors
Sand In My Suitcase won “1st Place” for Best Travel Blog in the 2017 Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), Canadian chapter awards.
We also won a Finalist award for “Best Travel Column/Blog” in the 2018 Travel Media Association of Canada awards.
Oh, and we have to mention that our site took home the Silver award for “Best Travel Blog” in the 2015 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) annual competition.
One last plug! Sand In My Suitcase is one of the “Top 100 Couple Travel Blogs” too.
Social media reach
We promote our posts and travels on social media.
We have 35,000+ social media fans.
(We’re choosy about who we follow, so we don’t follow everyone back.)
We have some very real influence
Readers use our blog to make their travel decisions
The Mexico holiday-goers who ask us which Pueblo Bonito resort in Cabo to book.
The frequent fliers keen to know whether they should fly on EVA Air. (This post ranges in rank from #1 to #3 on Google searches for “Eva Air review” and “Eva Air Economy review”.)
Couples visiting Bora Bora who ask which of the overwater bungalow resorts in Bora Bora is best for them (#1 on Google).
Read the comments on these posts, and you’ll get an idea.
Travel writing ethics
We’re both members of the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC).
We never agree to write positive stories in exchange for a hosted travel experience.
Sponsored content includes a disclosure notice.