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Nione Meakin

Freelance journalist

Brighton

Nione Meakin

Travel, arts, lifestyle, features.

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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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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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Francesca Hayward on her journey from a recital at Worthing Pavilion to the Royal Ballet

Goring girl Francesca Hayward, 24, had her first role in a ballet school recital at Worthing Pavilion Theatre. Now she is principal dancer with the Royal Ballet. It has been an intense journey, as Nione Meakin finds out.
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Belgium boasts more comic book makers than anywhere else.

BESIDES beer and chocolate, Belgium has another, lesser-known claim to fame...
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9 Concept Beauty Stores Worth Travelling To

Shelves lined with vintage jars, antique apothecary cabinets, chequered floors and chandeliers—what more could any beauty junkie want? Whether it’s a centuries-old pharmacy in Florence or an eco-friendly hotspot in San Francisco, you can easily spend an entire day in one of these atmospheric shops, sampling lotions and sniffing out your perfect cologne.
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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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Fancy hanging out in the stratosphere?

Thanks to one enterprising Spanish startup and some giant balloons, we could be sipping cocktails in space by next year
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Can butchers be vegetarian?

This one is. Jaap Korteweg, AKA The Vegetarian Butcher, sells plant-based ‘meats’ that confuse even the most dedicated of carnivores.
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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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About

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.