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.

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 »

#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 »

Labo(u)r Day in Washington, DC

Brian and I decided to go to Washington DC for short weekend getaway. Washington is only a short flight from New York and Toronto so it was the perfect spot for us to meet up for the weekend. We visited the National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument by bike…. Read more »

Two days in Barcelona

Looking for a fun European getaway? With so many great places to visit, it is difficult to narrow it down to one, but Barcelona could be the place for you. The best time to visit Barcelona is during the spring or fall, when the weather is comfortable and the city… 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 »

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 »

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 »

NYC staycation and food adventure

I realize I unfortunately cannot be on vacation all the time. Sometimes when my friends visit me in NYC I take to opportunity to have a mini staycation weekend being a tourist in my own city.  We decided to make it a food filled weekend!   We started our weekend… 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 »