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.

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 »

Asia Adventure Part 1 – Hong Kong

Hong Kong has always felt like a third home to me – following Toronto and New York. Hong Kong is where my family is from and one of the cities I visit the most. I remember visiting Hong Kong for the first time when I was a teenager and I… Read more »

Annual Ski Trip to Whistler

Just north of Vancouver, the town of Whistler has one of the largest ski resorts in North America. We visit this gorgeous winter destination with friends every year to hit the slopes. Super cool fact, it hosted the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics!We skied two days out of the trip. It… Read more »

The Fairmont Mayakoba Experience

Moments before my early morning appointment at the spa! Time to take a dip in the pool after receiving an amazing morning massage.The waterfalls are such beautiful architectural features adding a tranquil feel to the rooftop pools.The East PoolThe s>I also visited the other pools around the resort. I wish… Read more »

Weekend Getaway in Philly & Outfest

Please follow us and share! A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to check out Philly and the Philadelphia Outfest – the world’s largest National Coming Out Day festival! Philly is only about an hour and half away by train from NYC’s Penn Station. It’s super easy to get… Read more »

Exploring the Magic of Switzerland

We were only in Switzerland for a few days but I am already in love! My only regret is not staying longer to explore the whole country! We arrived in Geneva and from there we took the train to Montreux – known as a luxury destination, home of the Montreux… Read more »

The Ultimate Montreal Pride Guide

Montreal is the largest city in Quebec and it hosts Canada’s largest Pride events. This year, Fierté Montreal Pride will take place from August 9th to 19th. Join the fun and festivities surrounding this annual summertime tradition, mostly happening around Montréal’s Gay Village – one of the world’s oldest and… Read more »

Celebrating Pride Month: Meet Citizen Jones Travel

This series of Q&A in celebration of Pride month has been so much fun that I decided to add one more. Today, I’m interviewing Vincent Jones aka Citizen Jones Travel.   Tell us a little about yourself. I’m a gay guy who loves to travel, meet people around the world,… Read more »

NYC staycation and food adventure

I realize I unfortunately cannot be on vacation all the time. Sometimes when my friends visit me in NYC I take to opportunity to have a mini staycation weekend being a tourist in my own city.  We decided to make it a food filled weekend!   We started our weekend… Read 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 »