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.

Go to London, Keep Calm, and Drink Tea

Right after our trip to Switzerland, we spent a few days in London to attend the World Travel Market.  It is a massive trade show where the travel industry comes together with almost 5,000 exhibiting destinations, technology and private sector companies, to find and network with travel professionals from all… 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 »

48 Hours in Montreal

When you only have 48 hours for a quick getaway, you make the most out of it! This year is Montreal’s 375th anniversary and also, Canada Pride! We were fortunate enough to have been invited to celebrate. I used to go annually but one year we decided to check out… Read 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 »

#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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »