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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Beach Please! 5 Hidden Laguna Beach Beaches to Beat the Crowd

Beach Please! 5 Hidden Laguna Beach Beaches to Beat the Crowd

Laguna Beach no doubt has some of California’s most stunning beaches and coastlines. It’s no wonder everywhere is jam packed with people in their bikinis and swim trunks on a hot, summery day. Here’s what…

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Beach Please! 5 Hidden Laguna Beach Beaches to Beat the Crowd

Laguna Beach no doubt has some of California’s most stunning beaches and coastlines. It’s no wonder everywhere is jam packed with people in their bikinis and swim trunks on a hot, summery day. Here’s what…

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Hawaii Rental Homes ❥ A Luxurious Winter Getaway

Hawaii Rental Homes ❥ A Luxurious Winter Getaway

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas sand beach.

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Hawaii Rental Homes ❥ A Luxurious Winter Getaway
Your Ultimate Chicago Trip Planner ❥ How to Spend the Perfect Weekend in Chicago

Your Ultimate Chicago Trip Planner ❥ How to Spend the Perfect Weekend in Chicago

After weeks and weeks of overtime work and frozen dinners, you finally got your paycheck. But instead of putting it into your savings account like the responsible adult you should be, you decided to book…

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6 Chicago Tourist Traps to Avoid

6 Chicago Tourist Traps to Avoid

So you’ve been planning a trip for weeks now looking at pictures on Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration and checking out TripAdvisor for top things to do in Chicago. There is absolutely nothing worse than…

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6 Chicago Tourist Traps to Avoid
The Alise Chicago – A Staypineapple Hotel [Review]

The Alise Chicago – A Staypineapple Hotel [Review]

Not sure where to stay in Chicago for your upcoming weekend trip? Well look no further because The Alise Chicago is your perfect choice!

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The Alise Chicago – A Staypineapple Hotel [Review]
A local’s guide to Hollywood’s best nightlife.

A local’s guide to Hollywood’s best nightlife.

So I’m really starting to think that I bring back luck to the cities I visit…

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A local’s guide to Hollywood’s best nightlife.

So I’m really starting to think that I bring back luck to the cities I visit…

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