Asianmapleleaf

I’m a Canadian currently living in New York. I fell in love with traveling the first time I flew to Hong Kong when I was a kid, and since then I have been exploring new destinations each year. I love experiencing different cultures and also trying the local food! I have also always taken a lot of pictures while traveling or even at home, turning every moment into unforgettable memories. My Instagram and blog share these moments – my adventures in New York, my journey in self-discovery, my experiences traveling the world, and my favorite brands, which I take with me while traveling.

Asianmapleleaf showcases vacation destinations, unique experiences and culinary adventures. I’m also a contributing editor and writer for Swagger Magazine, global correspondent for ManAboutWorld, contributing writer for followsummer and Outings & Adventures, and ambassador for ilovegay. My goal is to inspire you all to travel more, experience more, and love more.

Atop of Shanghai at the Jing An Shangri-La

This was my second time in Shanghai so I opted to go a bit further inland in West Shanghai, and stayed at the Jing An Shangri-La. The hotel is located on the PuXi side of the Huangpu River in the Jing An Business District – one of Shanghai’s most prestigious and… Read more »

Asia Adventure Part 3 – Shanghai

Shanghai is the gateway to China for many travelers, and is a great introduction to the country and its people. You can shop in high-end venues for designer items, or stroll through the backstreets for photo opportunities or to hunt for interesting trinkets and traditional Chinese handicrafts. Shanghai literally means… Read more »

Celebrating Pride Month: Meet HueyDavid

Huey and David were one of my first Instagram friends. I met them years back when I was still living in Toronto, and I was so excited to have new instafriends, especially at a time when I didn’t have many followers. Huey and David are super cute together! They are another… Read more »

Canada 150 and Quebec Getaway

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Canada and we were fortunate enough to pass through Ottawa on July 1st to be part of the celebration. We arrived on the morning of Canada Day and the city was alive! There was a sea of people wearing red and white, eagerly… Read more »

48 Hours in Montreal

When you only have 48 hours for a quick getaway, you make the most out of it! This year is Montreal’s 375th anniversary and also, Canada Pride! We were fortunate enough to have been invited to celebrate. I used to go annually but one year we decided to check out… Read more »

Celebrating Pride Month: Meet the Nomadic Boys

I have been following the Nomadic Boys on Instagram for years – gawking at their amazing travel adventures and super cute relationship. Their pictures always inspired me to want to travel to wherever they were at the time. Last year at the World Trade Market in London, I ran into… Read more »

Weekend Escape: Vegas for Non-Gamblers

Sin City is filled with bright lights, interesting sights, sounds, food, drinks, and of course, casinos! But what if you don’t want to gamble? Don’t worry. Vegas has a lot more to offer than what first meets the eyes. Here’s a non-gamblers guide to Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Chances are… Read more »

Go to London, Keep Calm, and Drink Tea

Right after our trip to Switzerland, we spent a few days in London to attend the World Travel Market.  It is a massive trade show where the travel industry comes together with almost 5,000 exhibiting destinations, technology and private sector companies, to find and network with travel professionals from all… Read more »

The Murray Hotel: A new standard of luxury

Imagine walking into your sleek hotel room, jumping into your soft luxurious bed, and turning your head to see the breathtaking view of the city and Hong Kong Park. This is what guests can experience at Hong Kong’s newest luxury iconic landmark hotel – The Murray. The Murray, which is… Read more »

Columbus – One of America’s Top Gay-Friendly Cities

Please follow us and share! Are you tired of the same old crowds and parties in San Francisco, Provincetown and New York? If you answered yes, and you’re looking for something different and refreshing, you got to check out Columbus! Did you know Columbus is the home to one of… Read more »