Nione Meakin

Freelance journalist


Nione Meakin

Travel, arts, lifestyle, features.


Las Vegas takes its biggest gamble yet.

Las Vegas is taking a gamble. But this time it’s the casinos and not the players with the most at stake. Research has shown that millennials – a 34% share of the city’s visitors – have as much interest in gambling as they do in fabric softener. Now the big casinos are going all in to try and win them over...
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The Taste Makers

Meet the artists taking inspiration from gastronomy to serve up work that is almost good enough to eat.
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Gold in their hands

In the 16th century, Florence’s craftspeople were the best in the world. Now their descendants are bringing new life to a neglected part of the city...
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Digging up the Dome

In July this year, 18 skeletons were discovered during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome’s Corn Exchange. Carlotta Luke was onsite to photograph the dig. Dr Paola Ponce, a biological anthropologist with Archaeology South-East, has been analysing the remains.
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‘Mine’s an ayahuasca’

“I used to be like an open wound, hoping the audience’s laughter would heal me,” says Simon Amstell, giggling incongruously.
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Take to the hills

Head off the beaten track to Sicily’s southeast and you’ll find some hidden gems: four enchanting baroque towns perched high above the sea.
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"Catalans care deeply about every aspect of their culture and, of course, food is a big part of that”

Spain’s most delicious region? It has to be Catalonia. Renowned chef José Pizarro shares some of his favourite foodie haunts in Barcelona, Girona and beyond.
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Modern love

Sarasota’s rich collection of midcentury architecture is celebrated in a bold design festival.
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On the road again

Fifty years on from the Summer of Love, Americans are moving back into their VWs – but modern road-tripping is a far cry from the old bell-bottoms and “Ban the bomb” signs. We take a look at the phenomenon that is #vanlife.
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The Life Aquatic

Graphic, gritty, and powerful: watercolor in the 21st century is anything but fragile and polite. Meet the artists challenging—and defying—conventions.
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How Disney's Ban on Costumes Inspired an Underground Style Subculture

Mickey Mouse fans have found a new way to swerve the company's theme park rule against adults dressing up, and it's called Disneybounding.
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City break insiders: Spain

Ever gone on holiday and wished you could stay longer? Meet three people who loved their Spanish city breaks so much that they decided to stay, and read their tips on how to spend a perfect weekend in their adopted hometowns.
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Nione Meakin

I'm a Brighton-based freelancer who writes travel, arts, lifestyle and features for papers including The Guardian and The Telegraph and magazines including VICE, Coast, Marie Claire, Grazia, Psychologies, N by Norwegian & Easyjet Traveller.

I like stories and people with a bit of quirk to them, which has led me down some fascinating avenues. I've written about travelling shop mannequins and British showmen; people who live on old minesweepers and lone Antarctic explorers; Cape Cod's missing cod, fashion for female priests, 'Glastonbury with guns' and timewarp B&Bs. I've interviewed art world power couples and rising-star playwrights; philosophers, astronomers and leading choreographers - and I just about make a living from it.

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WINNER: Features Journalist of the Year: Industry Trends. Business Travel Journalism Awards 2017.