TRAVELS WITH NINA

is the online portfolio and journal of Australian travel writer Nina Karnikowski.

QUIETSYDNEY.COM

QUIETSYDNEY.COM

  A recent interview with one of my favourite sustainable lifestyle brands, Quiet Sydney. They create beautiful Australian-made lounge and sleepwear that’s crafted from natural materials, and is designed to bring us back to the slow, quiet life and the forgotten rituals of rest and simple living. I certainly need a lot more of that in my […]

COVETEUR.COM

COVETEUR.COM

How wild to be featured by beauty website coveteur.com as part of their On The Road series! A real honour. I’ve never been much into the ‘beauty’ industry, mainly because of all the toxic, unpronounceable ingredients pumped into most of the products, and the way it can make us women feel so inadequate. But over the past […]

THERHAPSODY.COM.AU

THERHAPSODY.COM.AU

THE TRAVEL WRITER Nina Karnikowski. Freelance travel writer, treasure hunter and blogger at travelswithnina.com Words by Bly Carpenter Photography by Steven Foster Photography Freelance travel writer and creator of travelswithnina.com, Nina Karnikowski lives the kind of existence most of us can only dream of. Frequently on assignment in remote and exotic locales, the former Fairfax journalist and now […]

COLLECTIVEHUB.COM

COLLECTIVEHUB.COM

I’ve been a huge fan of Lisa Messenger and her incredible Collective Hub for years now. It’s one of the few publications out there that I can pick up and feel not only inspired, but also uplifted and empowered. I always feel good about myself when I’ve read the latest issue, which let’s face it isn’t always […]

FREEPEOPLE.COM

FREEPEOPLE.COM

I recently chatted to epic global brand Free People about travel, spirituality, food and style, as part of their Australia campaign, where I was featured alongside the likes of artist Leah Fraser and Alchemist Ondine Daisy Purinton-Miller. Here’s an little outtake from the interview. For the full interview, plus imagery and my top three Australian destinations, head to the Free People […]

AUGUSTETHELABEL.COM

AUGUSTETHELABEL.COM

Tell us a little bit about your career and how you became a travel writer? My love of travel began when I lived in France for a year in 2006 as part of my journalism and international studies degree. I scuttled madly across Europe that year and fell in love with packing my life up […]

DISFUNKSHION MAGAZINE

DISFUNKSHION MAGAZINE

A recent feature in US title Disfunkshion magazine. To have my tale told between those pages allowed me to reflect on what an absolute privilege it is to do what I do for a living. I don’t take it for granted for a single second, and I truly hope this piece can encourage even just one more person […]

BORNTOBUNK.COM

BORNTOBUNK.COM

A RECENT INTERVIEW WITH TRAVEL SITE BORN TO BUNK ABOUT MY TRAVELS, WRITING AND MORE.     Australian Nina Karnikowski is a travel writer and photographer who is widely published and acclaimed. She lived in India for a period and has travelled to a wide array of exotic destinations around the world. From Asia to Africa to Oceania and […]

THEVISTA.COM

THEVISTA.COM

I was lucky enough to connect with Nina through a mutual friend in California. Her travels span far and wide, however it was her recent trip to India which allured me most. Through our interview Nina shares her insights of the holy land with us through beautiful words and pictures.   India is a place […]

AMODERNWAYFARER.COM

AMODERNWAYFARER.COM

  After visiting all of the secret bohemian nooks and crannies around the world, you could definitely say that Nina Karnikowski is one of those truly free spirits, and the perfect example of an imaginative traveler. After spending two years as the full-time staff-writer for the Sydney Morning Herald’s Traveller sections on Saturday and Sunday, she […]

THEFREELANCERSYEAR.COM

THEFREELANCERSYEAR.COM

I love connecting with other freelancers. Learning about how they work the game, and manage to make a living doing what they love at the expense of fancy things like holiday pay, sick leave and regular pay checks. We do it because we love it. Which is why it’s so cool when we unite. When […]

HANKYFOLK.COM

HANKYFOLK.COM

A confession. I, dear friends, am a hanky girl. I know some of you will find that a bit gross. Or maybe hankies remind you of your dad or your grandpa or something. But in the name of sustainability and producing less waste, I’m a fan. So I was pretty chuffed when I was approached by the lovely […]

HEIDIMORTLOCKADRIFT.COM

HEIDIMORTLOCKADRIFT.COM

For women today, the options are endless. We are on the move and we are listening more than ever to our instincts and designing lifestyles that work for us. The growth of technology has allowed us to be location-independent with our businesses and tailor a life of our choosing, whatever that looks like. Even still, turning […]