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We’re Janice and George Mucalov, passionate travelers who love cruising, hiking, boutique hotels, spas, scuba diving and fine wine – and writing about our adventures. (Check our About page.)

You can search the Destinations tab at the top of our site, or look for hotels, adventures, cultural trips and more through the Explore tab. Browse below for some of our travel highlights, places we know well, and fun and useful information you’ll find on our blog.


Readers’ picks

5 Awesome Things to do in the Riviera Maya

Take a Peek at 10 of the World’s Best Hotel Bathrooms!

“Viking Star” Review: What’s it Like on the World’s Best New Cruise Ship?

EVA Air Review: We’ll Fly EVA Air Again!

Norway’s Flam Railway: One of the World’s Most Beautiful Train Rides


Our personal faves

How We Almost Fell Off the Earth in Northern Mozambique

Grieg Concert at Troldhaugen – and a Beautiful Love Story – Cast Their Spell

Mystery of the Looted Amber Room at Catherine Palace

The Temple Whisperer: Turning Love for Indonesian Art into Hotel Tugu Lombok

21 Quirky and Useful Things to Know About Yangon, Myanmar


Travel law

Yes, there is such a thing! As lawyers in our previous lives, we couldn’t resist disclosing the dirt on some of the most infamous travel law cases.

Travel Law: Court Cases of Trips that Really Sucked


How can we help you?

Visiting Cabo San Lucas?

We’ve traveled to Los Cabos dozens of times over the past 15 years. Find scads of info – on everything from the best Pueblo Bonito resort to the best things to do for beach lovers to the best airport transfers – in our Los Cabos section.

Dreaming of an African safari?

It was our dream too. We finally made that happen, ogling the “Big Five” in Zambia and South Africa. And because once was not enough, we returned to Africa again for more heart-pumping safari adventures in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia. These posts may help you decide where to go:

You Won’t Believe all the Elephants in the Land of the Giants!

African River Cruise on the Elegant “Zambezi Queen”

Beware the Lions! Our Walking Safari in Zambia With Norman Carr Safaris

What cruise to take?

River cruise? Adventure cruise? Luxury ocean-going ship? Sail away with us (virtually, that is) on these cruises; one might just strike as perfect for you…

Discover Historic Normandy on a Deluxe Seine River Cruise

Costa Rica Cruise Immerses You in all of Nature’s Awe

Ship-Within-a-Ship Cruises: 4 Luxury Small Ship Experiences on Big Ships

The “Alila Purnama” in Indonesia: Sailing, Diving and, oh my, Komodo Dragons!

Also check our Cruises section, with many more cruising stories!

Where to stay in Bali?

So many fabulous resorts in Bali. How to choose? Read this:  Beach Lover? Romantic? 9 Best Luxury Hotels in Bali to Suit Your Style


Snapshot Stories

These shorter, snappier travel pieces feature photos by guest photographers and writers, as well as our own work.


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