Coffee break: I am back. Renovation tips.

Phew! I am back.  I’m back and so happy to pause my crazy life and have a time to enjoy a cup of coffee with you.  Some of you know I was on hiatus and had to work on my project. It’s supposed to be home improvement work, but a small remodeling project turned intoContinue reading “Coffee break: I am back. Renovation tips.”

Merry Christmas my dear friends!

Merry Christmas my dear friends! I hope that your home will be filled with coziness and comfort. All dreams will come true, even the smallest ones. The hearts of loved ones and relatives will be warmed with love and care. The people around you will be kind and helpful. And the Christmas star always illuminatesContinue reading “Merry Christmas my dear friends!”

I am still on hiatus: just a little update.

I miss you, my dear friends! I really do! I just realized that you have become part of my life and I’m really happy to have you. Also, I think it is time for my hiatus update and, honestly, I just need to vent about it. I started my project a couple months ago andContinue reading “I am still on hiatus: just a little update.”

I am going on hiatus.

My dear friends! I am going on hiatus and will disappear for a couple of months. I’m going to have a big project, that will probably take most of my free time. I promise that I will read your posts, respond to comments and try to stay active on other social platforms. I apologize forContinue reading “I am going on hiatus.”

Should you buy a Travel Insurance?

If you ask me, should I buy travel insurance? My answer will be Absolutely Yes! When you are young and healthy, you probably don’t even think about it or are absolutely sure you don’t need it. Nothing going to happen?! Right? More experienced travelers or people of a certain age, probably purchase it. Personally, withContinue reading “Should you buy a Travel Insurance?”

Dining etiquette in Japan.

Proper etiquette at the table is important in every social situation. Table manners are the elementary way to show respect and appreciation to your host or surrounding people. The country you are visiting may have different dining etiquette rules. Take some time to learn about it. A respectful manner will help avoid embarrassing yourself.  JapanContinue reading “Dining etiquette in Japan.”

Join Suitcase Travel Blog on Twitter and other social media networks 

 Hello my friends!   I opened again Twitter account and YouTube. Hopefully this time I will have more subscribers and activity. I admitted, I have to be more active as well and find extra time to learn more and grow.   Please visit my new and old social media networks if you curious.   See you soon! 

Tips for first time visiting Colosseum.

The Colosseum is an iconic symbol of Rome, beautiful, powerful and historical. It was the largest and absolutely outstanding amphitheater in the Roman world. It’s one of the most famous sights in Italy and a very popular tourist destination.  The Colosseum was build in 1st century CE and commissioned  by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as a gift to the Roman people. Later, his son Titus openedContinue reading “Tips for first time visiting Colosseum.”

Tokyo: What Airport to choose?

Planning a trip is an absolutely thrilling thing for me, but after picking the desirable destination, there is more serious research and the necessary preparation to do.  The next step will be choosing a hotel and flight tickets. It might look easy, but sometimes not really, especially if you have the select between airports and you don’tContinue reading “Tokyo: What Airport to choose?”

My travel essentials: What I take on the trip and not go without.

My young friend was preparing for her vacation. She was very excited and there was so much euphoria that we all got involved and became very enthusiastic: giving advice on what to take on the trip, choosing dresses, hair, nails and so many other women’s things.  Then I was thinking about what I usually take on my trip. WhatContinue reading “My travel essentials: What I take on the trip and not go without.”

Art in Minneapolis and around the world.

Minneapolis is a large modern city and the capital of Minnesota, United States.  Even in this dynamic Metropolis, I felt good and comfortable during our visit. Needless to  say, that Minneapolis is a popular tourist destination.  The Minneapolis and St. Paul are Twin Cities and full of unique things to do and see.  The Minneapolis skyline looks so impressive. It has 190 completed  high-rise buildings and 39  of them taller than 300 feet (91 m). The highest building in Minneapolis is the 57-story IDS Center (241 m), designed by architect Philip Johnson. Another two tallest buildings are the Capella Tower (236 m) and the Wells Fargo Center (236 m).  The city offers beautiful parks, amazing nature and zoo. Also, Minneapolis is an art city and center of folk, funk music, museums, ballet and theatres.  Some cities have a recognisable symbol: Eifel Tower — Paris, Colosseum  — Rome, Big Ben — London, Red Square — Moscow andContinue reading “Art in Minneapolis and around the world.”

How to buy skip the line tickets, Save money and See an amazing Vatican Museum.

I can’t wait when we are going to be able to live our “normal” life again and start to travel. I am sure you have the same desperate wish as I do. Hopefully, one day we can pick our desirable destination and… hooray!!! We are going to the place of our dream.  We are allContinue reading “How to buy skip the line tickets, Save money and See an amazing Vatican Museum.”

The Dazzling Blogger Award

The Dazzling Blogger Award, designed by Helen at  Crispy Confessions, recognizes bloggers who excel in at least one major area of blogging: writing skills, engagement, social media marketing, or content.     I was nominated for the Dazzling Blogger Award by Lisa from Micro of the Macro blog. Thank you very much Lisa for the nomination. I highlyContinue reading “The Dazzling Blogger Award”

Belgium: Travel tips

Belgium is an incredibly beautiful country with medieval cities. The unique architecture and cobblestone streets are evoking a feeling of history and cultural heritage. Belgium is a small country and it’s very easy to go from one city to another. This is so convenient because you can explore more places for a limited period.      WeContinue reading “Belgium: Travel tips”

Spain:  Candeleda.

Have you heard of Candeleda? I didn’t, until I received an inquiry from my reader to write about it.  I was very intrigued by that request. I did research. And here it is…  I am very glad to tell you about this lovely place and share all the information that I found.   Perhaps, some travelers can includeContinue reading “Spain:  Candeleda.”

Coffee Break: UEFA Euro 2021.

I appreciate our coffee break! I absolutely do! I think our first one was pretty successful and absolutely enjoyable for me.   I want to stop for another coffee break again, and I have several reasons for this:  First, I would like to THANK everyone for your honest feedback, great suggestions for improvement, for your kind words and support. AllContinue reading “Coffee Break: UEFA Euro 2021.”

Survey: Please Help me To Improve My Blog.

I never liked to do surveys, and usually don’t even bother. But only now when I started my blog, I understand how important it might be for some businesses, blogs etc. Do surveys and analyzing answers helps to understand audiences and make changes for improvement. My blog just celebrated a 1- year anniversary and IContinue reading “Survey: Please Help me To Improve My Blog.”

Hooray ! Im so happy: part 2.

Am I dreaming?  Pinch me!  I can’t believe it!  I can’t believe that I created a blog.  I can’t believe I have become a blogger.  I can’t believe I can write posts.  I can’t believe that people read me.  I can’t believe I have 500 followers.  Five Hundred!  500!   This is very good gift for my 1 year blogging anniversary!  My Dear Friends!  Thank you very much for joining myContinue reading “Hooray ! Im so happy: part 2.”

Happy 1-year Anniversary to Suitcase Travel Blog!

Today is the 1-year Anniversary of Suitcase Travel Blog.  I’m very grateful for all your support and highly appreciate your comments, valuable advice, likes and reading posts, because without you, my Dear Friends, Suitcase Travel Blog wouldn’t exist.    My accomplishments:  1. As blogging became my new hobby and passion, I learned many things: how to blog, marketing, social media platforms, blogging etiquette, etc. Because when I do something, I always try toContinue reading “Happy 1-year Anniversary to Suitcase Travel Blog!”

Paris: fun tip for travellers.

Have you watched the movie Midnight in Paris?  If  NOT: I recommend you watch it. Believe me, you are going to like it.  “Midnight in Paris” is a romantic comedy, beautiful fantasy and well-done movie written and directed by Woody Allen. And, of course, it was shot in Paris, which is an absolutely gorgeous city.  It stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams,Continue reading “Paris: fun tip for travellers.”

Coffee Break: Iris van Herpen

I’m so tired of the all news: COVID, pandemic, virus, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine….. Can’t hear this any longer. Looks like nothing happened in the world anymore. And for me pandemic – vaccine news becomes so annoying.Let’s take a break. Or What about coffee break ? I think coffee break will be even better. So…. HaveContinue reading “Coffee Break: Iris van Herpen”

Victory Day in Russia.

Victory Day is one of the greatest holidays in Russia. It is a  celebration of the end of the World War II, which killed millions of people.  This day, May 9,1945, will forever  remain in history and will always remind people of  those horrible days, starvation, devastation, loss of loved ones and bloody battles.  Victory Day is a big and memorable day for every family in Russia. Almost every family has relatives and friends who fought or died in this horrible war. Our parents who were growing up in the war, remember these terrible days as well.  When the war just started, whole country, regardless of nationalities ( USSR included 15 repablics and more then 100 nationalities.), united and stood up to defend their homeland.  Most European countries celebrate Remembrance or Victory day earlier – on May 8.  In the USSR and Russia now the Victory Day is celebrated on May 9 and in 2021 it will be  the 76th anniversary of victory in the WWII.  Why do Europe and Russia celebrate Victory on different days?  The answer is very simple: the difference in time zones.  The German Instrument of Surrender was signed late in the evening on May 8, 1945, at 22:43 and in Moscow was already 00:43, May 9. The Soviet government announced the Victory on May 9.  The solemn parade in honor of the Victory in World War II was held on June 24, 1945,  on Red Square, in Moscow.  On that day, the Soviet government and people laid flowers at the Lenin Mausoleum and  the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, who died in the war fiercely defending their homeland.The whole country had one minute of silence and in the evening was big celebrations and  fireworks.  Since then, every year people have celebrated Victory Day, but not every year there was a military parade.   The fourth paradeContinue reading “Victory Day in Russia.”

Victory in Europe Day.

My Dear Friends!  Today, on May 8, Europe celebrates Victory in Europe Day or V-E Day!   V-E Day marks the end of the World War II in Europe and victory of the Allied Forces in 1945. About 70 million people were killed in this most terrible war of the 20th century.  Many thanks to everyone who defended Europe from Nazism! Continue reading “Victory in Europe Day.”

Rome: where to see Caravaggio’s masterpieces.

Italy is a very popular travel destination and wonderful historic country. It is one of the world’s centres of magnificent art, architecture, literature, music, and fashion. Italian people have an amazing cuisine and such romantic language.   Italy carries a unique art collection carefully preserved through centuries. Museums and galleries have an inspiring work by notable paintersContinue reading “Rome: where to see Caravaggio’s masterpieces.”

How to choose restaurants when you travel.

Every country has its own national cuisine: food which is favorite and most often eaten within this area. National dishes are part of the local culture, as well as a popular “attraction” for any tourist.  Tasting traditional and popular food from other countries is always part of my journey. It helps to better understand the culture, localContinue reading “How to choose restaurants when you travel.”

What to do with cat or dog when you travel.

Most people are pet lovers and I’m no exception. I want to sincerely believe that most of us are responsible and take good care of their little fluffy friends. But unfortunately, some people adopt pets spontaneously, just because they feel lonely at that moment or just because their kids want it… . Or… Or… Or…  Sadly,Continue reading “What to do with cat or dog when you travel.”

Paris: Citadines Apart Hotel Opéra

This post appears first on my Triptipedia page. Vacation is always an exciting time. People are counting the days until their trip will start, packing their stuff, studying maps, looking for useful information, buying some clothes and comfortable shoes. But before all these hassles, the very first question that arises is – What area andContinue reading “Paris: Citadines Apart Hotel Opéra”

Why Was Italian Music Extreamly Popular In USSR?

I love music! Music is a fantastic way to cheer you up, relieve stress, encourage, inspire, dream, fly away and just relish your life. It always brings my mood up. I listen music everywhere and at work too. I have a young girl-coworker who creates a playlist to listen at work. She is absolutely goodContinue reading “Why Was Italian Music Extreamly Popular In USSR?”

REBLOG: Candy Hunter. Easter.

This is reblog post Easter has written by Candy Hunter. Please read the original post here. This is very cute and inspiring story that I decided to share with you my Dear Friends! Candy has an amazing blog and writes very entertaining stories. Please visit and support her blog! With the welcomed arrival of SpringContinue reading “REBLOG: Candy Hunter. Easter.”

Convenient Japan

Japan is very convenient for people. Looks like everything is thought out to the details, that makes your life much easier.   All transportation runs on time. You can actually rely on trains and buses.   Convenient luggage service is helpful. The company can send your luggage from any part of the country to another. And youContinue reading “Convenient Japan”

Best places to eat in Rome.

Rome. Rome. Rome.  What a wonderful city. Beautiful, impressive and powerful. Italy has not only incredible art, history and remarkable architecture, but also a great  Italian cuisine. The Italian food is absolutely fantastic, simple, healthy and delicious. I would like to share our food experience in Rome, because dining out in Italy is a big pleasure.  ButContinue reading “Best places to eat in Rome.”

Colabarative project “Bloggers with a view: Goodness Spreading”

This is my second collaborative project “Bloggers with a view  – Goodness Spreading”  .  It was not only an exciting, good experience and fun for me, but also this awesome idea unites people, community, gives smiles and emotional support which is very important in this uncertain and difficult time.    I would like to thank VO from My French Chronicles for this great idea, supportingContinue reading “Colabarative project “Bloggers with a view: Goodness Spreading””

International Women’s Day.

Today is International Women’s Day.  This is a holiday for all women in the world: mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, political leaders and scientists, housewives and astronauts, doctors and teachers, etc.   More than 100 years ago women stood for equal rights. Since then, March 8 is a day to observe women’s rights, strength and solidarity.  Continue reading “International Women’s Day.”

Ah, Japan!

Japan is the most amazing and technologically advanced country in the world. My husband and I went to Japan last year. We decided to spend one week in Tokyo, and I absolutely fell in love with this city. The city is modern and futuristic and also historic and traditional. Beautiful harmony and spirits there.   TokyoContinue reading “Ah, Japan!”

Great day trip to Leuven, Belgium.

Leuven is a gorgeous Belgium city. I always wanted to say small cute city, probably because it was so cozy and friendly and I felt very welcomed there.  In fact, Leuven is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant and the eighth largest city in Belgium with a population of more than 100,244 people.  The cityContinue reading “Great day trip to Leuven, Belgium.”

One day trip to Peterhof from St. Petersburg, Russia.

Original post located on Triptipedia. Please click here to visit my page. If you are planning to go to St Petersburg, Russia, please include in your itinerary a one-day trip to Royal summer residence Peterhof. The idea to build a magnificent palace ensemble with fountains belonged to Tsar Peter the Great ( Peter I). You willContinue reading “One day trip to Peterhof from St. Petersburg, Russia.”

My first collaborative project !

I was happily participating in my first collaborative project “Bloggers with a view – Path.”   It was not only an exciting, good experience and fun for me, but also this awesome idea unites people, community, gives smiles and emotional support which is very important in this uncertain and difficult time.   I would like to thank VO fromContinue reading “My first collaborative project !”

GIF-Y LOVE Tag

Monday ! Beginning of the week. Always hard to start… Surprisingly, I was tagged by Chocoviv for GIF-y Love tag. Thank you for the fun ! Please check her blog out! She is a fun writer! So lets have a little Monday fun together. The Rules: Thank the person who tagged you and leave aContinue reading “GIF-Y LOVE Tag”

Outstanding Blogger Award.

I was nominated for an Outstanding Blogger Award by Ann-Kathrin from Wondering Explorer. Thank you very much Ann-Kathrin for this nomination! I highly appreciate it. Ann-Kathrin has a travel blog where she shares her incredible adventures. She writes fascinating stories, and it always pleasure to read them. Please find a time to visit Wondering ExplorerContinue reading “Outstanding Blogger Award.”

Never repeat these terrible mistakes!

Today is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day – Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. The Holocaust is World War II genocide of European Jews. Nazi Germany brutally murdered 6 million Jews and 11 million others of different ethnic and social groups between 1941-1945, destroying around two-thirds of Europe’s population.   WhenContinue reading “Never repeat these terrible mistakes!”

Japan: Onsen or Sento ? What the right choice ?

Japan is a unique country. It combines innovating technology and beautiful nature and the Japanese people know how to live in harmony with it. This is reflected in everything: clothing, food, lifestyle, traditions.   One of the popular ways to have a good rest in Japan is to go to onsen. Taking a bath can bringContinue reading “Japan: Onsen or Sento ? What the right choice ?”

Two most popular street food in Belgium.

Belgium is not only a beautiful country with magnificent architecture and rich history, but also the country where you can try delicious food. I’m sure many tourists would like to taste street food. I wasn’t an exception, and of course I tried out two of the most popular dishes – Belgian waffles and frites (friedContinue reading “Two most popular street food in Belgium.”

Happy New 2021 Year !

My dear Friends!   Every end marks a new beginning.  The New Year has brought another excellent chance for us to set things right and to open a new chapter in our lives. With courage,  faith and great effort, we can achieve everything what desire.   I wish you health, peace, joy and happiness!  All the best to you, your dear family and friends! Happy New Year!  Shop on Amazon: Best Sellers in Luggage & Bags