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.)
Browse below for some of our travel highlights; places we know well; and fun and useful information you'll find on our blog.
Our heads spin dizzily on the Flam Railway, rated one of “the world’s most incredible train journeys,” as we take in postcard-worthy views of storybook houses, tumbling waterfalls and craggy mountains.
The Nazis stole the priceless Amber Room at Catherine Palace. The room was recreated though — and it’s a marvel to see! The mystery of the original missing amber treasure is fascinating too.
Our personal faves
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 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