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.

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 »

#RocksAndBalloons & My #40 Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, TX

My travels brought me to Dallas, TX to celebrate the marriage of two friends Alice & Vinh. This was my 1st time in Dallas and of course I had to arrange a stay at the Fairmont, which is in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District and close to… Read more »

Niagara Excursion

The striking Niagara Falls is less than two hours away from Toronto so we decided to go for a short excursion, especially since my friend had not seen the Falls from the Canadian side (way better!). To be complete tourists, we even took the Hornblower Niagara Boat Tour that takes you… 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 »

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 »

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 »

A Guide to Friendsgiving in Quebec City

Québec City is easy to fall in love with throughout the year, but it is extra special during the Holiday season, and in the company of great friends. This year my friends wanted to go to Europe for a quick getaway but because of the late planning (not me), the… 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 »

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 »

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 »