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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Hong Kong – Kerry Hotel Review

I have been to Hong Kong many times and for the most part I have stayed with my relatives. This time, I opted to check out some of the new hotels in the city. And I am so glad I did! One of them is the Kerry Hotel located in… Read more »

Weekend Escape: Montreal En Lumiere

Montreal has always been the perfect weekend escape from New York since it is only a short flight away and has a distinctly different culture and vibe than the rest of North America. Montreal is best known for its culture, European architecture, music festivals, poutine and smoke meat – but… 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 »