The tropical vacation perfect for the whole family.
I am a travel and lifestyle features writer and editor, creator of native and advertorial content, and experienced editor and sub editor. Prior to freelancing I was the deputy editor of Australian Traveller and International Traveller magazines.
I have written for publications including Australian Traveller, International Traveller, Vogue Living Australia (online), Sunday Life, WORLD Living and Travel (NZ), Queensland Uncovered (Tourism Queensland's blog) and COAST.
Based on the Central Coast of NSW, I write about all things travel and lifestyle including hotel design, food and wine, luxury experiences, holidays with kids and adventure travel.
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The tropical vacation perfect for the whole family.
Hit the road and drive the scenic north island, from Wellington to Auckland, in eight days.
Scott Price is a chef who packed up his life in Brisbane and started driving south searching for the right place to create his own fine dining institution. Yellowtail is now one of the Central Coast's most lauded restaurants.
Twice-hatted chef Nicola Coccia has worked across some of the most exclusive restaurants in Europe and Australia. His latest venture is a cosy osteria on the NSW's Central Coast.
From underground houses to UFO hotspots, here are Australia's quirkiest towns.
Narrowing down where to eat in Perth is a tough job. The WA capital has a host of dining options, from cool and casual cafes to sleek and sophisticated restaurants to cosy eateries serving simple food that warms the soul.
Tasmania is the ultimate hiking playground. Here are eight of the best tracks to lace up the boots for.
We often write about incredible places around the world that are protected on UNESCO's World Heritage List, but what does this actually mean? Megan Arkinstall finds out.
The quiet NSW region of Port Stephens is unassuming in more ways than one. Once destined for world-scale great things, this quiet seaside getaway packs a very cool punch.
One of the Gold Coast's old motels gets a very colourful makeover.
Mangrove Mountain wildflower grower, Craig Scott, is a well-respected leader in an industry where native blooms have well and truly made a resurgence.
Townsville's new-look casino resort is set to make this north Queensland town the new tropical holiday hotspot.
A profile on Paul Mac, a Central Coast chef whose humble kiosk gave a local park - and a community - life again.
How to spend 48 hours in Thailand's unofficial second city.
It's known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, but the heart of Tropical North Queensland also has plenty of urban attributes to explore.
A tale I wrote about my hometown, NSW's Central Coast, and how it's cooler than a lot of people think.
Megan Arkinstall follows the fashion set to Deauville, a glorious seaside town on the Côte Fleurie, the chic French city that influenced fashion icon Coco Chanel.
Discovering native food from bush to table with one of the country's most knowledgeable bush food guides.
Sometimes even a tropical island holiday can be the stuff of nightmares when your kids aren't having a good time. But a trip to Hamilton Island is the holiday that will keep everyone happy, including the biggest critics - your kids.
Hawai‘i hasn’t always been considered a hot culinary destination – but change is afoot in its state capital.
An isolated town in Australia's outback is a hotspot for visitors of the extraterrestrial kind.
A cruise along Europe's most famous river, The Rhine, is as captivating as the many fairytales set on its banks.
A blissful weekend at Pretty Beach House, one of NSW’s most luxurious stays.
Roll up your sleeves and loosen your belt as Megan Arkinstall reveals the most finger-lickin' dishes in America's Deep South.
Queensland's luxe island escape where three is definitely a crowd.
The city that has been eclipsed by a motor race has a whole lot more to offer beyond its famous circuit.
The Apple Isle is home to its own set of islands where the simple life provides travellers with wildly beautiful (and unplugged) experiences.
The Gold Coast's lesser known 'hood is booming with a host of new hip and happening places to eat, drink and shop.
Discovering the backroads of one of the country's most visited wine regions, the Hunter Valley.
The top 10 wildlife attractions to avoid and why.
A tale of two writers about their time spent in the cultural melting pot that is The Big Easy, New Orleans.
In a world of instant communication and oversharing, we long for the nostalgic act of sending a postcard by snail mail.
An anonymous review of Melbourne's colourful Larwill Hotel.
A country drive never looked so good... a day spent driving a Ferrari in the Yarra Valley, Victoria.
Discovering Amsterdam, Europe's most cycle-friendly city, by bike proves a challenge... and an adventure.
From drab government building to Art Deco beauty: an anonymous review of Sydney's Primus Hotel.
An unforgettable wild (and luxurious) experience at Sabi Sabi, in South Africa's Kruger National Park.
The gritty inner-city suburb of Richmond is emerging as Melbourne's coolest place to hang.
Newcastle's reputation as a bleak ghost town is slowly changing with the emergence of the hip East End 'hood.
Entre nous: here, is your next Parisian bolthole.
When it comes to prioritising our health and wellbeing, it's easy to make excuses. Here's why those excuses don't fly at Gwinganna wellness retreat.
Below Margaret River's surface of wineries, farms and pristine countryside lurks a dark nether world, full of mystery and adventure.
A legendary Australian journey.
A look back at the Blue Mountain's iconic Hydro Majestic.