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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Birthday Getaway in Miami

I always plan a trip around my birthday since it’s the perfect excuse (not that I NEED one) to get away and go on vacation. This year, I decided to go to Miami!! I was initially a bit worried since it was hurricane season (June to November) and the forecast… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »