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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Day Trip to Nara ❥ Deer Feeding 101

Day Trip to Nara ❥ Deer Feeding 101

New resume skill: professional deer feeder.

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Day Trip to Nara ❥ Deer Feeding 101

New resume skill: professional deer feeder.

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Where to Stay in Osaka

Where to Stay in Osaka

If you’ve read ≪Welcome to Osaka≫, you’ll know that I stayed two nights in Osaka, both at different hotels. For me, a hotel is simply a place to rest, a place to sleep when you’re…

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Where to Stay in Osaka

If you’ve read ≪Welcome to Osaka≫, you’ll know that I stayed two nights in Osaka, both at different hotels. For me, a hotel is simply a place to rest, a place to sleep when you’re…

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Welcome to Osaka

Welcome to Osaka

Convocation or a trip to Japan. This was the dilemma my dad had thrown at me when I graduated in June.

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Welcome to Osaka

Convocation or a trip to Japan. This was the dilemma my dad had thrown at me when I graduated in June.

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Our First Trip ❥ Summertime in Whistler

Our First Trip ❥ Summertime in Whistler

I’ve lived in Vancouver for over a decade, yet I’ve never skied or snowboarded at Whistler let alone pay a visit in the summer. So I dragged my boyfriend up with me and we spent…

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Our First Trip ❥ Summertime in Whistler

I’ve lived in Vancouver for over a decade, yet I’ve never skied or snowboarded at Whistler let alone pay a visit in the summer. So I dragged my boyfriend up with me and we spent…

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FVDED in the Park ❧

FVDED in the Park ❧

FVDED in the Park is a fairly new music festival here in Surrey, B.C. It was a two-day event and this year featured deadmau5, The Weeknd, and Afrojack just to name a few.

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FVDED in the Park ❧

FVDED in the Park is a fairly new music festival here in Surrey, B.C. It was a two-day event and this year featured deadmau5, The Weeknd, and Afrojack just to name a few.

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Meet me under the electric daisy.

Meet me under the electric daisy.

In case you couldn’t already tell from the title and the Insomniac photos, I WENT TO EDC! EDC Las Vegas to be exact. My first time at an EDC event and my first time in…

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