Travellers’ Tales – Meet Jurga from “Full Suitcase” blog

Meet Jurga from Full Suitcase blog

I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section to give my readers and other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Jurga, a travel blogger based in Belgium. Like me, Jurga travels with her family. She also takes the most beautiful photos. She blogs at “ Full Suitcase ”.

I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales, fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.

Read about Jurga’s travels here,

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m Jurga, a traveller with a camera. Together with my husband and our three boys we are discovering the world’s most amazing destinations, one trip at a time. We share our travel experiences on the Full Suitcase family travel blog.

2. What is your earliest travel memory?

I’ve been traveling ever since I can remember myself. We never travelled far when I was little, so most of my earliest memories are from our short trips exploring Lithuania, where I grew up. 

3. Where was your last holiday?

Our last holiday was an amazing road trip in the USA. We visited numerous National Parks, including the Rocky Mountains, the Arches, and Yellowstone. 

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Delicate Arch Arches National Park

4. What was the best thing you did there?

We love the outdoors and so we did a lot of hiking during our American road trip. One of our favourite hikes was the Delicate Arch Trail in the Arches National Park. Another favourite was The Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone. It has 150 geysers in one square mile and hundreds of hot springs. Incredible experience!

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Morning Glory Pool Yellowstone National Park

5. What was your best holiday ever? Why?

We made some incredible trips over the years and I would love to go back to so many amazing places! If I have to pick just one favourite, it would have to be our trip to Australia with kids . That trip had it all: famous landmarks, beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife and so many amazing memories for us as a family.

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Australian Red Centre

6. What is your favourite travel destination?

My absolute favourite travel destination is South Africa (Ed’s Note –  Naturally J). We hardly ever travel to the same place more than once, but we will gladly make an exception for South Africa. Can’t wait to go back again!

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Cape Town

7. What must one do there?

I am sure that Sara’s blog is a great resource for all there is to see and do in South Africa. (Ed’s Note – Thanks Jurga J). One of our absolute favourite things to do is walk along the coast in Hermanus and watch dolphins and whales from ashore while having a picnic there.

Hermanus South Africa - Full SUitcase family travel blog (6)


8. Who is your favourite travel companion/s?

I can’t imagine better travel companions than my husband and kids. (Ed’s Note – same here!) 

9. Name one item you must have when travelling.

Camera. I never leave on a trip without my camera gear. It weighs more than other people’s whole luggage, but I can’t imagine traveling without it. 

10. Your best travel advice?

Just one piece of advice? Travel. As much as you can, as far as you can and as often as you can.

11. The one place you want to visit before you die?

No way I can name just one place. My list is endless and is getting longer every day. I’ll try anyway. Alaska. Antarctica. Argentina. And that’s just the A…

12. Your favourite place in South Africa?

Hermanus, Cape Peninsula and the Garden Route. 

13. Any embarrassing travel moments?

When traveling with kids embarrassing moments are inevitable I suppose. The positive side is that people are more understanding and forgiving for (families with) kids.

14. Worst travel experience?

Driving in India. The chaos on the roads is such that we were praying every time we got into the car and every evening we thanked God for surviving the day. And we are not even religious!

15. How can people connect with you?

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Thank you, Jurga , for sharing your fascinating travels with us!

I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales, fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.

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