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:

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 is an accomplished speaker and trainer. He’s been interviewed on Sky News Business, 2GB radio and is a regular guest on Traveller’s Flight of Fancy podcast. He’s also presented at the Australian Festival of Travel Writing, the Society of American Travel Writers, the Association of National Tourist Office Representatives and the Australian Federation of Travel Agents.

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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
2018 Kennedy Awards Outstanding Travel Writing
2018 ASTW Best International Story over 1000 words
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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