Tel Aviv: A travel guide for the nonstop city

Shakshuka, a traditional Middle Eastern dish of eggs baked in tomato, served with hommus, bread and fresh garnish

It only took four nights for Tel Aviv and I to fall in love.

A buzzing city soaked in history and politics, Tel Aviv boasts some of the best shopping experiences in the world and is tailored to keep even the fussiest foodie well-fed. And don’t even get me started on the beaches.

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Just because you think it…

I don’t feel particularly comfortable writing this blog post. But I do believe strongly that the more we talk about mental health and mental illness, the less stigmatised and isolating it becomes. I would hate for this to be considered navel-gazing or a wallowing post filled with self-pity, but as today is World Mental Health […]

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Why hello there…

… and welcome to Maple + Mabel I’ve written for others, including organisations which I have loved, but never for myself. I’ve mulled over what to write about, and who for, for a long time. So long, in fact, that frankly it’s ridiculous. It’s time to just to jump in. 

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Maple + Mabel: What’s in a name?

18 months ago, if you’d told me that I would have: agreed to yet another stint of international long distance, got engaged and planned a wedding in 5 months, resigned from a job I loved moved to Canada in the dead of winter, and travelled to Jordan solo for a trek in searing summer heat, […]

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Travel tips I swear by

Over the past few years, I’ve travelled in many different styles. I’ve biked down a main road in San Francisco in peak hour traffic, successfully passed through a Hezbollah security checkpoint in Beirut, done a solo trip to Paris, gone with the girls to Bali, and island-hopped with my husband. I’ve recently returned from a […]

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