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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The Most Romantic Resort in Vietnam’s Most Romantic City ❥ A Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort and Spa Review

The Most Romantic Resort in Vietnam’s Most Romantic City ❥ A Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort and Spa Review

vietnam  |  Hoi An

This Valentine’s (or should I say Galentine’s), I got to spend it with my gal pal in Vietnam’s most romantic city – Hoi An. While we didn’t stay in its historic Ancient Town, we did get to spend a night in paradise at one of the most breathtaking beachfront resorts. Without further ado, here is a complete, unbiased review of my experience at Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort and Spa.

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Escape to Da Nang’s Dream Paradise at Naman Retreat

Escape to Da Nang’s Dream Paradise at Naman Retreat

vietnam  |  Da Nang

When it comes to touring Vietnam, most visitors tend to only focus on the famous Hanoi capital, the quintessential Ha Long Bay cruise, the romantic Hoi An Ancient Town, or even the bustling Ho Chi Minh City. Little do they know that in central Vietnam lies a beautiful hidden gem called Da Nang. It is a coastal city known for its pristine white sand beaches and there is no better place for a holiday vacation than at Naman Retreat. Here is a full review on what makes it the perfect choice for where to stay in Da Nang and why you will not want to leave once you check-in!

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Escape to Da Nang’s Dream Paradise at Naman Retreat

vietnam  |  Da Nang

When it comes to touring Vietnam, most visitors tend to only focus on the famous Hanoi capital, the quintessential Ha Long Bay cruise, the romantic Hoi An Ancient Town, or even the bustling Ho Chi Minh City. Little do they know that in central Vietnam lies a beautiful hidden gem called Da Nang. It is a coastal city known for its pristine white sand beaches and there is no better place for a holiday vacation than at Naman Retreat. Here is a full review on what makes it the perfect choice for where to stay in Da Nang and why you will not want to leave once you check-in!

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Where to Stay in Hanoi ❥ A Delicacy Hotel & Spa Review

Where to Stay in Hanoi ❥ A Delicacy Hotel & Spa Review

vietnam  |  Hanoi

Planning a trip to Hanoi soon and not sure where to stay? Here is my complete review of Delicacy Hotel & Spa and why it is the best choice for exploring Northern Vietnam!

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Where to Stay in Hanoi ❥ A Delicacy Hotel & Spa Review

vietnam  |  Hanoi

Planning a trip to Hanoi soon and not sure where to stay? Here is my complete review of Delicacy Hotel & Spa and why it is the best choice for exploring Northern Vietnam!

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Packing for Banff in January ❥ How to Stay Stylishly Warm for the Cold Winter Months

Packing for Banff in January ❥ How to Stay Stylishly Warm for the Cold Winter Months

canada  |  Banff

So you’re planning for your ultimate winter vacation, but your trip is fast-approaching and you still don’t know what to pack for Banff in January. With the first month of the year being the coldest…

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Packing for Banff in January ❥ How to Stay Stylishly Warm for the Cold Winter Months

canada  |  Banff

So you’re planning for your ultimate winter vacation, but your trip is fast-approaching and you still don’t know what to pack for Banff in January. With the first month of the year being the coldest…

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25 Exceptionally Fun Things to Do in Banff During Winter that’s NOT Skiing or Snowboaring

25 Exceptionally Fun Things to Do in Banff …

canada  |  Banff

Banff is no doubt one of the most magical places on earth. So much so that I have visited over 3-4 times and am still not sick of it. While there’s a list of never-ending…

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25 Exceptionally Fun Things to Do in Banff …

canada  |  Banff

Banff is no doubt one of the most magical places on earth. So much so that I have visited over 3-4 times and am still not sick of it. While there’s a list of never-ending…

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6 Vancouver Christmas Events to Get Your Holiday Cheer On!

6 Vancouver Christmas Events to Get Your Holiday Cheer On!

canada  |  Vancouver

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Not! Because it’s the holidays and you’re stuck home not knowing what to do in Vancouver this weekend. Well, it’s time to get off the couch off…

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6 Vancouver Christmas Events to Get Your Holiday Cheer On!

canada  |  Vancouver

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Not! Because it’s the holidays and you’re stuck home not knowing what to do in Vancouver this weekend. Well, it’s time to get off the couch off…

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