Nione Meakin

Freelance journalist


Nione Meakin

Travel, arts, lifestyle, features.


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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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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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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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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How to be alone

When Felicity Aston went to Antarctica to ski the continent alone, her concerns were how to survive the cold and how to stay strong enough. What she didn’t anticipate was the intense loneliness that would overcome her. Nione Meakin met her to find out how she coped
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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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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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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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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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HIGHLY COMMENDED: Features Journalist of the Year: Destination. Business Travel Journalism Awards 2019.

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