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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Postcards from London [Part 1]

Postcards from London [Part 1]

Tower Bridge, London Eye, Harry Potter Tour, Burger & Lobster, Lion King, yup you guessed it, London. To conclude my summer journey, my last stop in Europe was England. I had spent five nights here…

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Postcards from London [Part 1]

Tower Bridge, London Eye, Harry Potter Tour, Burger & Lobster, Lion King, yup you guessed it, London. To conclude my summer journey, my last stop in Europe was England. I had spent five nights here…

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Day Trip to Annecy

Day Trip to Annecy

Annecy – little Venice of France – had always been on my top list of destinations to visit when in Europe. Since Jessica, my traveling companion who has pretty much appeared in all of my…

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Day Trip to Annecy
Overlooking the Côte d’Azur

Overlooking the Côte d’Azur

A week following our second trip to Paris, Jessica and I set out to Nice to enjoy our lovely weekend at the beach.

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Overlooking the Côte d’Azur

A week following our second trip to Paris, Jessica and I set out to Nice to enjoy our lovely weekend at the beach.

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“Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art.”

“Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art.”

“Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art.” I have been back in Canada for a few weeks now. Surprising how I was away for so…

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“Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art.”

“Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art.” I have been back in Canada for a few weeks now. Surprising how I was away for so…

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Forever XXI

Forever XXI

First time celebrating my birthday away from home and of course, I had to celebrate it in Paris under the sparkles of the Eiffel Tower!

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I left my heart in Paris.

I left my heart in Paris.

Upon the second day of my arrival in Lyon, I departed for Paris by train. Having only heard of the downsides of Paris, I headed for this city of love with no expectations at all…

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I left my heart in Paris.