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.

Weekend Getaway in Philly & Outfest

Please follow us and share! A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to check out Philly and the Philadelphia Outfest – the world’s largest National Coming Out Day festival! Philly is only about an hour and half away by train from NYC’s Penn Station. It’s super easy to get… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Celebrating Pride Month: Meet StreetStylePoser

I’m back with the last Q&A… for now. This has been a fun series and I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting new people, and getting to know more about the ones you already knew. Today, I’m interviewing Henry from streetstyleposer.   Tell us about yourself. When did you start blogging and… Read more »

Hong Kong – Kerry Hotel Review

I have been to Hong Kong many times and for the most part I have stayed with my relatives. This time, I opted to check out some of the new hotels in the city. And I am so glad I did! One of them is the Kerry Hotel located in… 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 »

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 »

Exploring the Magic of Switzerland

We were only in Switzerland for a few days but I am already in love! My only regret is not staying longer to explore the whole country! We arrived in Geneva and from there we took the train to Montreux – known as a luxury destination, home of the Montreux… Read more »