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 »

#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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Top 10 NYC Rooftop Bars

Summer to me is best enjoyed outdoors and with a cocktail in hand, and there is no better way to accomplish this than on a New York City rooftop. New York is known for it’s hustle and bustle, but above all of the city’s craziness, there are a quite a… 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 »

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 »

48 Hours in Montreal

When you only have 48 hours for a quick getaway, you make the most out of it! This year is Montreal’s 375th anniversary and also, Canada Pride! We were fortunate enough to have been invited to celebrate. I used to go annually but one year we decided to check out… 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 »