Irene S. Levine, Co-Publisher and Editor
Irene S. Levine, co-publisher of GettingOnTravel, is an award-winning journalist, author and blogger. After a distinguished career as a psychologist and a decade moonlighting as a freelancer, she transitioned into her “next act” – that of a full-time travel writer.
In addition to penning hundreds of articles focusing on health, mental health, and lifestyles, she has written for the travel sections of major newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Dallas Morning News. Her travel stories also appear on PBS Next Avenue, Grandparents.com, AARP Bulletin, The Huffington Post, NBC Universal Life Goes Strong and numerous other websites.
Irene is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, North American Travel Journalist Association, American Society of Journalists & Authors and Authors Guild. Also a member of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association, she is contributing editor to the organization’s magazine, Food Wine Travel.
She and her husband Jerry produce More Time To Travel, a blog offering inspiration and information for the over-50 luxury traveler.
Janice Mucalov, Co-Publisher and Editor
Janice Mucalov is co-publisher (with Irene) of GettingOnTravel. She is a lawyer-turned-writer, wife, mother and avid traveler. She counts herself lucky to have visited all seven continents, including Antarctica (which she says isn’t white, but splashed with many shades of blue).
Hundreds of her travel articles and photos have appeared in Islands, NUVO, AAA Carolinas GO, Globe & Mail, TravelAge West, Taste of Life, Interval World, Cruise & Travel Lifestyles and USAToday.com, and she’s tickled she’s won several travel writing awards along the way. Janice is also a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada, the Society of American Travel Writers and the North American Travel Journalists Association.
She’s climbed inside the Great Pyramid in Egypt, escaped a charging Komodo dragon in Indonesia and been bowled over by the priceless bling in Dresden’s Green Vault. She loathes mosquitoes, loves stand-up paddleboarding and never says “no” to a spa treatment.
Janice and her husband George publish their own award-winning, luxury travel and adventure blog, Sand In My Suitcase.
Jerry Levine, Contributing Editor
Jerome (Jerry) Levine, MD, is Irene’s husband, travel companion and intrepid photographer.
During a long career in research and public sector psychiatry, Jerry lived abroad in Italy and traveled extensively both nationally and internationally.
Since retiring, his photography has accompanied Irene’s articles and has been published in national publications and online. He is a member of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association.
George Mucalov, Contributing Editor
A lawyer and author, George now works with his wife Janice as a writing team. Their travel pieces have appeared in prominent North American magazines and newspapers. Among his adventures: Doing accidental wheelies on a Philippine motorbike, hot-air ballooning in Cappadocia (Turkey) and cautiously watching a tiger shark circling him on a Mexican scuba dive.
George still takes real guidebooks along on trips (unlike Janice, who prefers to pack more shoes). He is Janice’s eyes and ears on their travels – and she relies on him both to carry their camera gear and to put the places they visit in a broader perspective.
A member of the Travel Media Association of Canada, George is the other half of the creative team behind the award-winning travel blog, Sand In My Suitcase.
How They Met… Bet You’re Curious?
Irene met Jerry while they were both working at the National Institute of Mental Health in Rockville, Maryland. Janice met George while working at the same law firm. Who said work place romances don’t work?
But more germane to the creation of GettingOnTravel:
To-date, Irene (a New Yorker) and Janice (a Vancouverite/new Victorian) haven’t yet met In Real Life (IRL). But they became fast friends online as they realized they shared the same travel passions and sensibilities. Many phone calls and emails ensued before they decided to collaborate with other friends and colleagues on this project. They’re hoping one day they’ll meet each other IRL on a luxury cruise.
Irene S. Levine and Janice Mucalov
Co-Publishers and Editors, GettingOnTravel