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Megan Arkinstall

Freelance travel and lifestyle writer

Location icon Australia

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 for six years.

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.

Email contact: [email protected]

Portfolio
Australian Traveller
10/24/2019
Hip Hood: Port Stephens

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.

Australian Traveller
10/24/2019
Colour me pink

One of the Gold Coast's old motels gets a very colourful makeover.

COAST
09/01/2019
Park Life

A profile on Paul Mac, a Central Coast chef whose humble kiosk gave a local park - and a community - life again.

International Traveller
06/06/2019
48 hours in Chiang Mai

How to spend 48 hours in Thailand's unofficial second city.

Australian Traveller
01/31/2019
Coastal Cool

A tale I wrote about my hometown, NSW's Central Coast, and how it's cooler than a lot of people think.

International Traveller
01/07/2017
Deauville: France's other chic seaside town

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.

Australian Traveller
04/25/2019
Bush Bounty

Discovering native food from bush to table with one of the country's most knowledgeable bush food guides.

Queensland Uncovered
10/08/2018
8 reasons why Hamilton Island is an easy holiday with kids

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.

International Traveller
03/14/2019
Flavours of Honolulu

Hawai‘i hasn’t always been considered a hot culinary destination – but change is afoot in its state capital.

Australian Traveller
01/31/2019
The truth is out... back

An isolated town in Australia's outback is a hotspot for visitors of the extraterrestrial kind.

International Traveller
A river runs deep

A cruise along Europe's most famous river, The Rhine, is as captivating as the many fairytales set on its banks.

Australian Traveller
A Pretty Escape

A blissful weekend at Pretty Beach House, one of NSW’s most luxurious stays.

International Traveller
04/07/2016
Deep South foods y'all HAVE to try

Roll up your sleeves and loosen your belt as Megan Arkinstall reveals the most finger-lickin' dishes in America's Deep South.

Australian Traveller
Bathurst's Golden Age

The city that has been eclipsed by a motor race has a whole lot more to offer beyond its famous circuit.

Australian Traveller
The Simple Life

The Apple Isle is home to its own set of islands where the simple life provides travellers with wildly beautiful (and unplugged) experiences.

Australian Traveller
Roads less travelled

Discovering the backroads of one of the country's most visited wine regions, the Hunter Valley.

International Traveller
12/01/2016
Born to be Wild

The top 10 wildlife attractions to avoid and why.

International Traveller
Two Tones

A tale of two writers about their time spent in the cultural melting pot that is The Big Easy, New Orleans.

Australian Traveller
The lost art of postcards

In a world of instant communication and oversharing, we long for the nostalgic act of sending a postcard by snail mail.

Australian Traveller
For the love of art

An anonymous review of Melbourne's colourful Larwill Hotel.

Australian Traveller
A red hot ride

A country drive never looked so good... a day spent driving a Ferrari in the Yarra Valley, Victoria.

International Traveller
Cycle City

Discovering Amsterdam, Europe's most cycle-friendly city, by bike proves a challenge... and an adventure.

Australian Traveller
Prime Time

From drab government building to Art Deco beauty: an anonymous review of Sydney's Primus Hotel.

International Traveller
The Magic of Africa

An unforgettable wild (and luxurious) experience at Sabi Sabi, in South Africa's Kruger National Park.

Australian Traveller
Hip Hood: Richmond, Victoria

The gritty inner-city suburb of Richmond is emerging as Melbourne's coolest place to hang.

Australian Traveller
Hip Hood: Newcastle, NSW

Newcastle's reputation as a bleak ghost town is slowly changing with the emergence of the hip East End 'hood.

Australian Traveller
A Hinterland Hideaway

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.

Australian Traveller
09/24/2013
Caving in Margaret River's underworld

Below Margaret River's surface of wineries, farms and pristine countryside lurks a dark nether world, full of mystery and adventure.

Australian Traveller
Cat's Alley

A look back at the Blue Mountain's iconic Hydro Majestic.

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