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We’re Janice and George Mucalov, passionate travelers who love writing about our adventures close-to-home and afar. (See About Sand In My Suitcase.)
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Here are some posts to help you with your trip planning
Hawaii on your mind?
Botanical gardens. Hiking coastal trails. Learning about monk seals. There are plenty of Kauai activities to enjoy beyond the beach!
Rock these 9+ things to do on Lanai (and get off the grid too).
Traveling to Mexico?
It’s one of our favorite countries to visit! Want to discover the best beach destinations, the most beautiful colonial cities, fun things to do and more?
Ultimate Mexico Travel Guide
Planning a Cabo San Lucas vacay
We’ve traveled to Los Cabos dozens of times over the past 15 years.
See our ultimate:
Los Cabos Holiday Guide
Visiting British Columbia, Canada
BC is our home! We’d love you to come and visit!
So check out our indepth:
British Columbia Travel Guide
Dreaming of an African safari?
It was our dream too.
We finally made that happen on a “Big 5” safari 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.
We’ve also spent weeks in Mozambique and Zanzibar.
Intrigued? See our:
Africa Travel Guide and Safari Planner
EVA Air | We’ll fly EVA Air Economy again!
Emirates | What’s it like to fly Economy Class on Emirates?
Qatar | What’s Economy Class on Qatar Airways like?
Bucket List Places to Visit
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Other Reader Picks
Crazy about nature, wildlife (hello bears!) and knock-your-socks-off scenery? The 15 best national parks in Canada are epic!
Our Personal Faves
Hey, did you know it’s illegal to wear high heels at the Acropolis? And 1 in 3 Greeks on the island of Ikaria live into their 90’s! These 100+ facts about Greece are loads of fun.
Daydreaming of a beach escape? You’ll love these prettiest beaches in the world.
Here’s the perfect 2-Week Turkey itinerary for a luxury trip.
Bioluminescent kayaking at night? Hiking forests with fairies? Discover magical things to do in Salt Spring and Galiano islands.
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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!
Some of the fascinating things to do in Stone Town, Zanzibar? Weep at an old slave market. Visit the Palace Museum. And go on a sunset dhow cruise.
You’ll love these special places in Greece! Hidden gems like Kefalonia, romantic islands like Skiathos, and Meteora, with its monasteries atop rock pillars.