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.

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 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 »

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 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 »

Columbus – One of America’s Top Gay-Friendly Cities

Please follow us and share! Are you tired of the same old crowds and parties in San Francisco, Provincetown and New York? If you answered yes, and you’re looking for something different and refreshing, you got to check out Columbus! Did you know Columbus is the home to one of… 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 »

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 »

First Timer’s Travel Guide to Barbados

Please follow us and share! Last month I traveled to Barbados for the first time and I felt relaxed the moment I walked off the plane and felt the warm humid island air! Barbados is known for its distinctive charm, beautiful beaches and warm hospitality – it did not disappoint…. Read more »

First Time Cruising (…on a ship)

Please follow us and share! As someone who loves to travel, the idea of being “trapped” on a ship was something that I always avoided. I was not sure if I liked the idea of not being able to plan my own itinerary, and to only visit each island/location for… 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 »