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.

Our Weekend Adventure in Toronto

I am proud to call Toronto home, there’s so much to see and do all year round. Recently, Fairmont ran a contest to make a video about your favourite city, so I decided I would submit an entry highlighting all of the fun things Toronto has to offer. There are so… Read more »

Celebrating Pride Month: Meet the Nomadic Boys

I have been following the Nomadic Boys on Instagram for years – gawking at their amazing travel adventures and super cute relationship. Their pictures always inspired me to want to travel to wherever they were at the time. Last year at the World Trade Market in London, I ran into… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Being a Total Tourist – Whirlwind Trip to Atlanta

This fall, I spent a week on Emory’s main campus located a few miles from downtown Atlanta in the Druid Hills neighborhood. During the weekend I went to check out all the things the city has to offer! And Atlanta does have a lot to offer! Definitely more than can… Read more »

The Fairmont Mayakoba Experience

Moments before my early morning appointment at the spa! Time to take a dip in the pool after receiving an amazing morning massage.The waterfalls are such beautiful architectural features adding a tranquil feel to the rooftop pools.The East PoolThe s>I also visited the other pools around the resort. I wish… Read more »