Nione Meakin

Freelance journalist


Nione Meakin

Travel, arts, lifestyle, features.


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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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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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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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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In Cod We Trust* (But not for much longer?)

A short hop from Boston on the Massachusetts coast, Cape Cod made its name and fortune from the huge quantities of the white fish that were once found here. As stocks dwindle, those who once relied on the industry are finding new ways to survive
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A message in a bottle … and a journey round the world

I was 22 and on a family holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands when it first happened. My dad and I had got a boat to an uninhabited island only for rain to start pelting down the moment we arrived. As we strode along the beach, I saw a glint of blue glass on the shoreline. I realised it was a wine bottle – and that there was something inside it.
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Malaga; the new 'Costa Del Culture'.

Still think of Málaga as the preserve of tanned pensioners and stag parties? Think again. This is the new look “Costa del Culture”, where art institutions vie for space with tapas bars, and gallery hopping rivals sun-seeking as the leading attraction…
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Tim Winton on Albany, Western Australia

Albany is a chronically underrated city. It was the first European settlement in Western Australia and should have been the capital, but was annexed by the British in 1791. It's physically lovely, with the best natural harbour in Australia outside Sydney and lots of remnants of Victorian architecture.
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DJ Arthur Baker on Miami

Miami is freedom, ocean, hurricanes. It’s the southernmost tip of the US and always fun, always spicy. I’ve been working on a TV series with Iggy Pop that’s set in Miami – he says it’s a sunny place for shady people. I’ll go with that. It’s the beaches that made me want to live here. A lot of people come to Miami and never go to the beach but for me they’re beautiful.
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Period Piece

A 19th-century building on the East Sussex coastline has been turned into a comfortable B&B full of Victorian splendour

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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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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