Meet the Girl Behind the Blog

Hey there, my name is Jasmine or Jas for short. I'm based in beautiful British Columbia, Canada and work a regular 9-to-5 desk job in digital marketing. I’m a strong advocate of healthy work-life balance, which is why I take every long weekend I get to travel.

My Suitcase Journeys is a luxury travel blog that specializes in weekend getaways for the 9-to-5 traveller. The name “My” originates from the initials of my Chinese name – Ming Yu – meaning bright and joyous. Likewise, with travelling, there is laughter invoked, but trip planning requires careful decision-making and smart thinking as well. From hotel reviews to restaurant recommendations, the blog covers a wide range of topics to help travellers find comfort and inspiration in their designated city of voyage. So what are you still waiting for? Come conquer the world with me one footstep at a time!

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Little Black Kimono ❥ Yume Yakata’s Rental Services [Review]

Little Black Kimono ❥ Yume Yakata’s Rental …

As mentioned in ≪In the Streets of Kyoto Part 2≫, I rented a kimono from Yume Yakata. This was my second or third time trying on a kimono, but my first time actually wearing the kimono…

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Little Black Kimono ❥ Yume Yakata’s Rental …

As mentioned in ≪In the Streets of Kyoto Part 2≫, I rented a kimono from Yume Yakata. This was my second or third time trying on a kimono, but my first time actually wearing the kimono…

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Seaside Hotel Maiko Villa [Review]

Seaside Hotel Maiko Villa [Review]

As mentioned in a previous post, our last destination in Japan was Kobe and Seaside Hotel Maiko Villa was where we spent the night. It is a beautiful resort overlooking the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge and Akashi Strait and…

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Seaside Hotel Maiko Villa [Review]
Kobe Mysterious Consulate of Trick Art

Kobe Mysterious Consulate of Trick Art

Arima Onsen, Kobe Port Tower, Kobe beef, Mount Rokko, Shin-Kobe Ropeway, Chinatown, sake breweries – these aren’t the only attractions Kobe has to offer.

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Kobe Mysterious Consulate of Trick Art

Arima Onsen, Kobe Port Tower, Kobe beef, Mount Rokko, Shin-Kobe Ropeway, Chinatown, sake breweries – these aren’t the only attractions Kobe has to offer.

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Shin-Kobe Ropeway, Kobe Beef, and More!

Shin-Kobe Ropeway, Kobe Beef, and More!

Hello Kobe! Not Kobe Bryant. Kobe. One of the ten biggest cities in Japan.

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Shin-Kobe Ropeway, Kobe Beef, and More!

Hello Kobe! Not Kobe Bryant. Kobe. One of the ten biggest cities in Japan.

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Onsen Getaway ❥ Review on Onishiya Suishoen & How to Enjoy Hot Springs

Onsen Getaway ❥ Review on Onishiya Suishoen & How …

Having spent three amazing days in Kyoto, we left the city and embarked on a spiritual journey to Kinosaki Onsen.

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Onsen Getaway ❥ Review on Onishiya Suishoen & How …

Having spent three amazing days in Kyoto, we left the city and embarked on a spiritual journey to Kinosaki Onsen.

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In the Streets of Kyoto [Part 2]

In the Streets of Kyoto [Part 2]

Following up from ≪In the Streets of Kyoto Part 1≫, on the second morning of our stay in Kyoto, I had a kimono rental appointment at ≪Yume Yakata≫, which was within the same block as…

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