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 »

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 »

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 »

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: A Special Q&A with Barry

A special Q&A with Barry aka @asianmapleleaf – Learn what’s beyond the ‘About’ section on asianmapleleaf.com Tell us about yourself. My name is Barry. I am 28… at heart. Age is just a number, right?! =) I am the middle child with two brothers – Alex and Calvin (my parents named… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Weekend Escape: Vegas for Non-Gamblers

Sin City is filled with bright lights, interesting sights, sounds, food, drinks, and of course, casinos! But what if you don’t want to gamble? Don’t worry. Vegas has a lot more to offer than what first meets the eyes. Here’s a non-gamblers guide to Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Chances are… Read more »

Celebrating Pride Month: Meet Citizen Jones Travel

This series of Q&A in celebration of Pride month has been so much fun that I decided to add one more. Today, I’m interviewing Vincent Jones aka Citizen Jones Travel.   Tell us a little about yourself. I’m a gay guy who loves to travel, meet people around the world,… Read more »