Hello! Is this the first time you’ve visited our travel blog? Not sure how to find your way around all this travel lusciousness? We’ll make it easy for you to begin your journey.
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. (See About Sand In My Suitcase.)
How can we help you?
Planning a Cabo San Lucas vacay?
We’ve traveled to Los Cabos dozens of times over the past 15 years.
Visiting British Columbia, Canada?
BC is our home! We’d love you to come and visit!
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:
Sabi Sands, South Africa
Get your fill of lions, leopards, rhinos, ellies and buffalo on a “Big 5” safari in Sabi Sands! (Other places in Africa are great for “Big 5” safaris too.)
Chobe National Park, Botswana
On a Chobe safari, you won’t believe all the animals in the “Land of the Giants.”
Wake up to grunting hippos, and watch hordes of elephants at sunset while sipping South African Chardonnay in the hot tub. You’re on an African river safari on the elegant Zambezi Queen.
Check out the best walking safaris in Africa. (Just beware the lions!)
What Cruise to Take?
River cruise? Caribbean adventure? Luxury ocean-going ship?
Sail away with us (virtually, that is) on these cruises; one might strike as perfect for you…
Sail with the wind on the Star Flyer (modeled after a 19th century clipper ship) on this Star Clippers Cruise in the Caribbean.
What’s ultra-luxury like on Seabourn Cruises?
Bicycling on River Cruises
Pedal through medieval villages and along meandering forest paths on the best ocean and river cycling cruises.
Where to stay in Bali?
So many fabulous resorts in Bali. How to choose?
Beach lover? Romantic? We’ve sussed out 14 of the best luxury hotels in Bali to suit your hotel style.
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?
Dream a dream of travel
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Other Reader Picks
Sri Lanka’s Kandy to Ella train ride is insanely scenic! Heads-out-the-train experience in 1st class? Yup! Plus clean loos.
The moment we first saw a massive whale shark glide slowly by? Wondrous. You can swim with whale sharks in La Paz, a 2-hour drive from Cabo.
Our Personal Faves
Daydreaming of a beach escape? You’ll love these 10 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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Check out these 20 best beach sandals! From blingy to comfy, they’re the cutest flip-flops and beach sandals for women.
The VanDusen Botanical Garden is one of Vancouver’s most beautiful gardens! See pink magnolias in spring and enjoy the fiery colors in fall.