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Fun things to do in Bali

15 special and fun things to do in Bali

By Janice and George

Beaches and surfing? Check. Luxury spas? You bet. Art, dance and colorful festivals? Absolutely. Abandoned airplanes too! These 15 things to see and do in Bali are as special as ever.

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Best Travel Sandals For Women

Best Travel Sandals for Beach, City and Adventure

By Janice and George

Going on a trip? Then you want the best travel sandals that are both stylish and comfortable. We’ve sussed out these 15 great travel sandals (plus 16 more bonus choices) for both women and men.

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Best earplugs for sleeping

The best earplugs for sleeping when traveling

By Janice and George

A light sleeper? Does the slightest unfamiliar hotel noise wake you up or prevent you from falling asleep? Check out these great earplugs for sleeping when traveling (and at home).

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best beaches in victoria bc for swimming

7 Best beaches in Victoria, BC, for swimming in summer

By Janice and George

Pssst… Wanna know the top swimming holes and lakes in Victoria? Here’s our beach chair report on the 7 best beaches in Victoria, BC.

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Best Blog Post

How nice! We won the “Best Blog Post” (3rd Place) award!

By Janice and George

Travel writing and blogging is our passion. So it was especially nice to receive the “Best Blog Post” (3rd Place) award in the 2018 Society of American Travel Writers (Can. Chapter) competition.

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Four Seasons Bora Bora

A little slice of paradise at Four Seasons Bora Bora

By Debbra Dunning Brouillette

We only had one wonderful night at the Four Seasons Bora Bora. But it fulfilled my bucket list dream of staying with my husband in an overwater bungalow.

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two travel writing awards

We won two travel writing awards for our magazine articles!

By Janice and George

Happiness? We just won two travel writing awards in the 2015 Travel Media Association of Canada competition for “Best Outdoors/Adventure Feature.”

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Harbour Ferries Victoria

Explore the Gorge on a fun pickle boat with Victoria Harbour Ferry

By Janice and George

What fun! Tour the Gorge Waterway on a Victoria Harbor Ferry “pickle boat.” See the tidal falls and learn about the daredevil divers.

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best travel blog - NATJA 2015

Sand In My Suitcase wins “Best Travel Blog” Silver award for 2015!

By Janice and George

We’re totally jazzed! Our SandInMySuitcase.com blog won Silver for “Best Travel Blog” in the 2015 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) annual awards.

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EVA Air review

EVA Air Review: We’ll fly with them again!

By Janice and George

We’re not often impressed by economy airline service. But EVA Air was a bargain and pleasant to fly on 2 international trips. The free hot ginger tea at check-in was a nice touch.

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people of myanmar

The people of Myanmar in photos

By Janice and George

The people of Myanmar (Burma) are so warm and lovely! Here are some of our photos of the people of Myanmar – the little monks stole our hearts.

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smiling faces - night watchmen Edfu Temple, Egypt

Smiling faces around the world

By Janice and George

Do you like to take pictures of people when you travel? We do. These photos of smiling faces around the globe bring back happy memories of some of our trips. 

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Turkish hammams in Istanbul - Ritz-Carlton Istanbul

Ahhh… These Turkish hammams in Istanbul cleanse both body and soul

By Janice and George

Steam, scrub, soap suds and a silky massage. Ahhhh… Few bathing rituals are as decadent as a Turkish hammam experience.

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Ballroom dancing a hit at Puri Mas Boutique Resort

By Janice and George

The creator of Puri Mas Boutique Resort on Lombok, Indonesia is a former world-champion ballroom dancer. His young dancers waltzed right into our hearts, just like Puri Mas.

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