Michelle Meehan is a freelance journalist and editor based in New South Wales, Australia. Her writing traverses everything from arts, entertainment, travel and lifestyle to sport, health, food, wine and business. Michelle’s work has been featured in a wide range of print and online publications including Australian Geographic, BBC, Domain, MiNDFOOD Magazine, Jetstar Magazine and news.com.au.
Her first paycheck: Living in the world-renowned Hunter Valley wine region, I scored my first casual job picking grapes in the annual harvest. At the height of the Australian summer, with long hot days spent bending over to snip bunch after bunch of grapes from the vine that leave your hands and back aching, you certainly earn every penny of your pay.