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.

A Guide to Friendsgiving in Quebec City

Québec City is easy to fall in love with throughout the year, but it is extra special during the Holiday season, and in the company of great friends. This year my friends wanted to go to Europe for a quick getaway but because of the late planning (not me), the… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Celebrating Pride Month: Meet HueyDavid

Huey and David were one of my first Instagram friends. I met them years back when I was still living in Toronto, and I was so excited to have new instafriends, especially at a time when I didn’t have many followers. Huey and David are super cute together! They are another… 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 »

Trip to Toronto: When your hometown becomes your weekend getaway

Despite living in New York for over 2 years now, Toronto is still home for me. I usually travel back once a month to visit family and friends, but this time I decided to change things up and stay a night at my favourite hotel in the city – the… Read more »