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 »

Our Weekend Adventure in Toronto

I am proud to call Toronto home, there’s so much to see and do all year round. Recently, Fairmont ran a contest to make a video about your favourite city, so I decided I would submit an entry highlighting all of the fun things Toronto has to offer. There are so… Read more »

My Pride Week in Toronto

Despite the rain and gloomy weather, hundreds of thousands of people attended this year’s 38th annual Toronto Pride Parade – marching proudly down Yonge Street, just parallel to Church Street and the gay village. In typical Pride fashion, there were rainbow coloured everything, high-energy floats with blaring music, and of… 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 »

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 »

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 Onceuponajrny

I hope you’re enjoying meeting new bloggers and influencers with our special Q&A in celebration of pride month! Earlier this week, I had the pleasure to interview THE Nomadic Boys, and today, we are featuring the faces behind Once Upon a Journey (Onceuponajrny). Once Upon a Journey is a blog by Roxanne Weijer and… Read more »

Trip to Toronto: When your hometown becomes your weekend getaway

Despite living in New York for over 2 years now, Toronto is still home for me. I usually travel back once a month to visit family and friends, but this time I decided to change things up and stay a night at my favourite hotel in the city – the… Read more »

Winter Wonderland

Every year we plan a trip to Quebec to enjoy a week of nature and to disconnect from the world. This year we decided to go in the winter time to enjoy the snow. On our way, we stopped in Ottawa for the Winterlude Festival which celebrates winter and all… 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 »