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Why, hello there!

Welcome to The Wandering Suitcase, my name is MG and before we get-down-and-dirty, I thought I would introduce myself.

You know, before I awkwardly proclaim to be your best friend and then you decide I’m weird and oh-too-awkward.


A little bit about me…

My name is MG and I’m a traveler, a wanderer, and a photographer.  I’m an Aussie girl based in Boston, USA. I have an on-going love affair with Japan (shhh don’t tell my husband!) and I’m obsessed with sushi, washi tape and eating my body weight in ramen.

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What can you expect?

The Wandering Suitcase is about inspiring and helping others travel the world on a budget. As a travel lover, I consume travel-related content as often as I eat chocolate chip cookies (which is a lot – trust me!!)

I’ve had a long-term love affair with Japan and here you’ll find bucket-loads of advice and tips for visiting Japan. I recently spent 3 months living in Tokyo, and before that spent many vacations visiting this complex but exciting country!

I love to share practical budget advice for everywhere I visit. Over the past year, I have fallen in love with destinations such as Scotland, Florida, and Boston so you’ll also find practical advice for traveling beyond Japan

What will I be sharing?

  • Detailed advice & tips for planning trips to Japan
  • Budget-friendly guides on travel destinations (I call both Boston and Melbourne, Australia home!)
  • How to see more of the world on a budget; and
  • Ramblings of my inner mind – including why macarons are the key to one’s happiness

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Not sure where to start? Here are my most popular posts:

10 tips for visiting Tokyo on a budget: advice on how you can save money when visiting one of the most expensive cities in the world

The Ultimate Guide to Naoshima Island, Japan: everything you need to know about visiting Japan’s Art Island

Visiting Miami on a Budget: how to save moolah $$ when visiting Miami

Best Instagram Spots in Miami: for the Instagram and photography lovers, check out where you can get that perfect snap!

Why I love Scotland: exactly WHY you need to visit Scotland ASAP

How to travel the world AND keep your full-time job: everything a full-time career gal needs to know about succeeding in the workplace and traveling the world!

After something in particular?

Check out the menu above for travel posts categorized by country. Otherwise, feel free to send me an email hello@thewanderingsuitcase.com if there’s anything, in particular, you want to know!

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