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 publications in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the UK and the US including:

He’s also been published in Nat Geo TravellerThe ObserverThe South China Morning Post, The Miami Herald, The Toronto Star 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

Finalist, 2016 ASTW Best International Story under 1000 words
Finalist, 2015 ASTW Best International Story under 1000 words
Winner, 2014 ASTW Best International Story over 1000 words
Finalist, 2013 ASTW Travel Writer of the Year
Finalist, 2013 ASTW Best Australian Story under 1000 words
Finalist, 2012 National Travel Industry Awards Best Travel Writer
Finalist, 2012 ASTW Best Australian Story under 1000 words
Winner, 2010 ASTW Best International Story under 1000 words
Winner, 2009 US Travel Association Best US Destination Story
Winner, 2007 ASTW Travel Writer of the Year
Winner, 2007 ASTW Best International Story over 1000 words
Winner, 2006 ASTW Best Destination Story under 1000 words

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