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Nione Meakin

Freelance journalist

Brighton

Nione Meakin

Travel, arts, lifestyle, features.

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Urban foraging

Our writer takes a tour with one of the world’s foremost “gastrobotanists” to discover hidden bounties in northern Spain.
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How To Be Captain Marvel

Follow these simple instructions to turn yourself into a superhero...
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Walking The Knowledge Mile

How Amsterdam's ugliest street became its smartest.
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Mad Props

Nione Meakin visits Morocco's secret film studio where props from some of the most famous movies ever are gathering dust in the desert...
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"You don't have to be a hippy to live here."

Fifty years on from the Summer of Love, there’s been a resurgence of communal living – and experts suggest that “hive life” is set to boom in the next 20 years. We met some early adopters to discover the pros and cons...
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Tuscan Retreat

A secluded villa combines bohemian flair with immersive agritourism...
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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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All the fun of the fair: Behind the scenes with the UK's travelling showmen

In his cabin, Mark Thurston eyes the punters milling around King's Lynn Mart. The Norfolk fair – held every February since Tudor times – marks the opening of the travelling season, and like everyone else, Thurston is anxious to get off to a good start. For him, and thousands of other UK showmen, the next eight months will be spent on the road, living out of a touring caravan and setting up shop in around 30 fairs where his family has traditionally held pitches.
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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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‘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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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.