TRAVELS WITH NINA

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

24 Hours in Bingin

24 Hours in Bingin

First, a disclaimer. 24 hours is not – I repeat NOT – enough time to spend in Bingin, a cliffside beach town on Bali’s south coast and one of the best surf breaks on the island. 24 days would be more appropriate. But if, like me, you only have one measly day to spare in this tropical idyll, here’s how […]

FIVE REASONS TO VISIT LOMBOK

FIVE REASONS TO VISIT LOMBOK

It’s official: Bali’s got nothing on Lombok. The beaches in Lombok, the jewel in the crown of the 17,000 islands that make up Indonesia’s Nusa Tenggara archipelago, are cleaner and less crowded. The roads are better and have barely any traffic on them – in fact the main traffic you’ll have to contend with is the […]

ULUWATU SURF VILLAS BALI: REVIEW

ULUWATU SURF VILLAS BALI: REVIEW

When a friend invites you to their wedding in an exotic land, you say yes. You don’t think about it, you just get on that plane and wipe that credit card debt from your memory and GO. At least that’s what we did last month, when our dear friends Jesse and Trevor from Oliver Grand got hitched […]

HANGING TEN IN BALI

HANGING TEN IN BALI

Sometimes, you just need to #treatyoself. To a little you time. To some meditation. To some yoga. To some salt water healing. After my uber-luxurious but hectic trip to Thailand, where I was constantly on the move and drinking waaay too much, I was in need of some serious self-love. And so, I booked myself in to Salti […]

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: TRAVELOSOPHY

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: TRAVELOSOPHY

“On the road again Just can’t wait to get on the road again…“ Sorry, getting a bit carried away with Willie Nelson there. It was the great man’s birthday yesterday so I guess I’m allowed. But yes I’m heading off again next week, first to Thailand to review the stunning Sri Panwa resort in Phuket, then to […]