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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.)
Browse below for some of our travel highlights; places we know well; and fun and useful information you'll find on our blog.
A Canary Islands cruise is a great way to visit the lesser-known island gems. Walk magical UNESCO forests and explore pretty mountain villages. And see the Canaries’ secret side!
Is a beach a must? Do you want “affordable luxury” or a splurge? We review 12 of the best luxury hotels in Bali to suit your travel style.
How much champagne can a girl drink? Lots on Seabourn Cruises! Get the scoop on the suites, service and food in this review of the ultra-luxe Seabourn Odyssey.
Got a crush for ancient temples and cities? Crave exploring tea plantations and wildlife reserves? Then you’ll love these 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka.
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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.
These posts may help you decide where to go:
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?
Read this: Beach Lover? Romantic? 12 Best Luxury Hotels in Bali to Suit Your Style