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Hello, and thanks for stopping by!

Maple Leopard: is based in the Seattle/Tacoma area, and specializes in travel stories, guides and destination style tips. It's also a community to share inspiration. I was raised in Vancouver B.C. and born in Medicine Hat Alberta . I love my Canadian roots, maple syrup and being on the go!

 I hope to empower women in the "middle years" to experience all life has to offer by traveling often.
Fashion tips are included for city, beach and cruise ship travel.

I work with travel/fashion brands and tourism boards, to encourage fun and unique adventures.  Maple Leopard reaches travelers all over the world.  I started blogging  in 2014 to share stories that inspire and help travelers make the most of a destination.

Who Is the girl behind the blog?

Valerie is a professional travel writer and author of Maple Leopard.  Over the past 5 years, she's been published in over 35+ websites, blogs, and magazines; and has traveled extensively in North America, and recently booked a trip to Europe.

 A perfect getaway is lounging on the beach, a weekend in the city or an outdoor adventure! Currently my travel guides feature destinations in the U.S and Canada. I hope to visit the east coast, and travel abroad soon.

Favorite vacation spots are: Oahu Hi, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Southern CA  and the Canadian Rockies.  Last but not least, I love to explore and share this beautiful Pacific Northwest, I call home.

Other fun facts:

I adore animals, especially cats! I studied music in college, & love to sing and play piano. Healthy living and the outdoors are also what I enjoy. I believe a smile can always make someone's day better.  I'm thankful for God's grace and my family.

Whether you’re a new follower or have been reading  from the beginning, thank you for supporting Maple Leopard. I hope this is a place where you can find inspiration and  a few laughs along the way. I value each visit, comment and kind word.

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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 nice to connect with you, thanks for stopping by!

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


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