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: A Special Q&A with Barry

A special Q&A with Barry aka @asianmapleleaf – Learn what’s beyond the ‘About’ section on asianmapleleaf.com Tell us about yourself. My name is Barry. I am 28… at heart. Age is just a number, right?! =) I am the middle child with two brothers – Alex and Calvin (my parents named… 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 »

Labo(u)r Day in Washington, DC

Brian and I decided to go to Washington DC for short weekend getaway. Washington is only a short flight from New York and Toronto so it was the perfect spot for us to meet up for the weekend. We visited the National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument by bike…. Read more »

Asia Adventure Part 2 – Kuala Lumpur

One of the things I always try to do for my longer trips is plan at least one new destination or country I haven’t visited before. This time I decided to check out Kuala Lumpur for the weekend. Despite being there for less than 72 hours, it felt like we… 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 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 »

Top 10 NYC Rooftop Bars

Summer to me is best enjoyed outdoors and with a cocktail in hand, and there is no better way to accomplish this than on a New York City rooftop. New York is known for it’s hustle and bustle, but above all of the city’s craziness, there are a quite a… 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 »

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 »

Celebrating Pride Month: Adam Monastero

I’m back with another fun Q&A. I hope you’ve enjoying ‘meeting’ or getting to know more about my special guests, including the Nomadic Boys, Roxanne Weijer and Maartje Hensen from Once Upon a Journey, and HueyDavid. Today, I am interviewing the super talented YouTube content creator – Adam Monastero.   Tell us a little about… Read more »