About

Rob McFarland is an award-winning travel writer who divides his time between Sydney, the US and the UK.

He is a regular contributor to the following publications in Australia and New Zealand:

He’s also been published in Nat Geo Traveller, The GuardianThe Observer, The San Francisco Chronicle, The South China Morning Post, The Miami Herald, The Toronto Star, The NZ Herald and The Scotsman.

He is a member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW) and has been a judge for the annual Gourmet TravellerHotel Management and International Traveller Hotel awards.

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Travel Writing Awards

Winner
2014 ASTW Best International Story over 1000 words
2010 ASTW Best International Story under 1000 words

2009 US Travel Association Best US Destination Story
2007 ASTW Travel Writer of the Year
2007 ASTW Best International Story over 1000 words
2006 ASTW Best Destination Story under 1000 words

Finalist
2016 ASTW Best International Story under 1000 words
2015 ASTW Best International Story under 1000 words
2013 ASTW Travel Writer of the Year
2013 ASTW Best Australian Story under 1000 words
2012 National Travel Industry Awards Best Travel Writer
2012 ASTW Best Australian Story under 1000 words

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