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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Spring Break in Cancun with a Complete Stranger

Spring Break in Cancun with a Complete Stranger

What’s crazier than going to Cancun for spring break? Going to Cancun for spring break with a total stranger.

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Spring Break in Cancun with a Complete Stranger

What’s crazier than going to Cancun for spring break? Going to Cancun for spring break with a total stranger.

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Let’s get FREAKY!

Let’s get FREAKY!

Help! I’m running out of names for my blog posts! Ahhhhh yesssssss… Halloween. It’s not considered an “official” holiday, but it definitely is my favourite time of the year. This year, my girlfriends and I traveled…

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Let’s get FREAKY!

Help! I’m running out of names for my blog posts! Ahhhhh yesssssss… Halloween. It’s not considered an “official” holiday, but it definitely is my favourite time of the year. This year, my girlfriends and I traveled…

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Romantic Getaway for Two

Romantic Getaway for Two

To celebrate my boyfriend’s 21st birthday, I took him up to Vernon for a quick weekend getaway at Sparkling Hill Resort. (Or well, he took us there since he drove, but you get the idea.)

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My name is JasChen and I’ll be your captain of the day.

My name is JasChen and I’ll be your captain of the day.

Last Saturday, my friends and I took advantage of the summer weather here in the Okanagan and rented a Tigé R20.

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My name is JasChen and I’ll be your captain of the day.

Last Saturday, my friends and I took advantage of the summer weather here in the Okanagan and rented a Tigé R20.

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La Bougeotte

La Bougeotte

As I’ve mentioned quite a few times, I was abroad in France during the summer for an exchange study group called Go Global – Stories in Motion, organized by the Vancouver campus of the University…

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La Bougeotte

As I’ve mentioned quite a few times, I was abroad in France during the summer for an exchange study group called Go Global – Stories in Motion, organized by the Vancouver campus of the University…

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“No story lives unless someone wants to listen.” [Warner Bros. Studio Tour]

“No story lives unless someone wants to listen.” [Warner Bros. Studio Tour]

As promised, here is a whole separate post on my experience at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour at Leavesden, Hertfordshire.

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