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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. (See About Sand In My Suitcase.)
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Yes, visit Porto! But plan wisely. Here’s how to enjoy the best things to do in Porto (hello bookshops!) – without the crowds.
What to do in Dresden? Is 2 days in Dresden enough? Yes. Ogle the Green Vault treasures, bicycle the Elbe, taste Pilsner beer and see Zwinger Palace.
Jump in a tuk-tuk (if you dare!) for a tour of the best places to visit in Kandy, Sri Lanka, including the Temple of the Tooth, Botanical Gardens and giant Buddha.
Planning a luxury trip to Turkey? We’ve visited several times. This Turkey itinerary shares how to spend 14 wonderful days in the exotic country – the best sights, hotels and more!
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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 all-inclusive resort in Cabo (interested in their $25,000 gold-flaked taco?) to the best airport transfers – in our Los Cabos holiday guide.
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.
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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…
Where to stay in Bali?
So many fabulous resorts in Bali. How to choose?