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.

The Ultimate Montreal Pride Guide

Montreal is the largest city in Quebec and it hosts Canada’s largest Pride events. This year, Fierté Montreal Pride will take place from August 9th to 19th. Join the fun and festivities surrounding this annual summertime tradition, mostly happening around Montréal’s Gay Village – one of the world’s oldest and… 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 »

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 »

Atop of Shanghai at the Jing An Shangri-La

This was my second time in Shanghai so I opted to go a bit further inland in West Shanghai, and stayed at the Jing An Shangri-La. The hotel is located on the PuXi side of the Huangpu River in the Jing An Business District – one of Shanghai’s most prestigious and… 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 »

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 »

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 »

First Timer’s Travel Guide to Barbados

Please follow us and share! Last month I traveled to Barbados for the first time and I felt relaxed the moment I walked off the plane and felt the warm humid island air! Barbados is known for its distinctive charm, beautiful beaches and warm hospitality – it did not disappoint…. 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 »