Nione Meakin

Freelance journalist


Nione Meakin

Travel, arts, lifestyle, features.


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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Paphos, redrawn

Its best-known buildings might still be Roman ruins, but Paphos, the joint European Capital of Culture 2017, is getting a whole new reputation for striking modern architecture.
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Kris Tompkins Battles On

More than a year after the death of her husband, adventurer and conservationist Doug Tompkins, the former Patagonia CEO is continuing their effort, dedicating her life to conservation work in Chile and Argentina.
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The Edit: Chatsworth Road

This buzzing East London street is shaping up to be the new Broadway Market, thanks to its quirky independent shops, cluster of hip cafés and laidback Sunday market...
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A North Dakota Love Story

Cowboys Frank and Leo Kuntz have dedicated much of their lives to saving the Nokota, a horse breed that changed Native American history, but in the last century almost disappeared without a trace...
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Make peace with the unknown

This may well be another unpredictable year and many of us find that difficult. Nione Meakin asks professionals in high-risk fields how they deal with uncertainty.
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The Way We Work Now

Business trips have a whole new meaning these days, as co-working spaces welcome “nomadic workers” to hot-desk in a different city every day of the week. In Berlin, you can do so for free – well, for the price of a blog post or two, as our roving freelancer found out...
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We moved to a tiny house to get more room – and it worked

As Laura Hubbard-Miles and her husband, Tim Francis, prepared to welcome their third child, their thoughts turned, naturally enough, to their living arrangements. But at a point when most couples start looking for more space, they have instead done the opposite and moved their growing family into a home not much bigger than a garage.
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New Wave Art

This January, a ground-breaking museum opens on the island of Lanzarote, where visitors will swap cameras for masks, and flip-flops for flippers...
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'The Little Embryo That Could': The World of IVF Fashion for Babies

There is little to laugh about when it comes to infertility and the tests, treatments, and tears it invokes. Even if overcome, few people forget the pain. Yet fewer still choose to discuss their experiences, contributing to feelings of isolation and shame amongst the one in eight couples who suffer fertility issues.
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How Tulum redefined the art of cool

With its hipster hangouts, magical Mayan ruins and boho beach bars, this little slice of Mexican paradise is the place to be right now. We meet the locals leading the creative revolution
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Phil Grabsky - Art on film.

"Everyone thought it was a crazy idea when I first mooted it in 2009; who’d go to the cinema to see an art exhibition? But live screenings of theatre and opera were just taking off and I really felt audiences would go for it."
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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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