Maple Leopard is a travel blog and source to find expert tips, itineraries and guides for travel in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Europe.   We specialize in: solo travel, girls trips, and travel with grown kids and destination style. 

We work with travel & hospitality brands,  tourism boards and fashion companies: to encourage fun and unique adventures.  Maple Leopard reaches travelers all over the world.  We started blogging  in 2014 to share travel stories & tips to inspire women travelers 40+ to travel the globe in confidence.

About Me:

Valerie is a professional travel writer, itinerary planner , influencer and travel advisor. Over the past 10 years, her work has been published on 75+ websites, blogs and magazines. She's had the opportunity to partner with 150+ travel & hospitality brands, tourism boards and fashion companies . Valerie has traveled extensively in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

Favorite Destinations: 

Portugal, Oahu HI, San Francisco, Southern CA , Italy, Switzerland, France, the Canadian Rockies, Vancouver BC, Vegas and the beautiful Pacific Northwest ( which I call home!)

9 Countries visited, 31 States and 6 Canadian Provinces

About me:
  • born in Medicine Hat Alberta, yes I'm a Canuck EH!
  • raised in Vancouver B.C.
  • lived most of my life in the Seattle-Tacoma area
  • love animals, especially cats
  • studied music in college
  • believe smiles can always make someone's day 
  • thankful for God's grace and two amazing children.
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CHECK OUT my new Trip Planning Services. If you are interested having your trip planned with expert itineraries: reach out to me at Mapleleopard37@gmail.com. In subject line please reference "Trip Planning". 

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  1. Hey Valerie, great to see your blog. Love it! Look forward to reading more! Cheers, Nicole (Mint Mocha Musings) :)

  2. HI Nicole..so nice to connect with you, thanks for stopping by!

  3. Kind of loving your blog, hope you can continue to post new articles, haha