TRAVELS WITH NINA

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

ATACAMA DESERT: SKY NEWS

ATACAMA DESERT: SKY NEWS

  You know those annoying people who come back from a trip and won’t stop going on about it every chance they get? Yeah, well, I am that person. Particularly when it comes to Chile’s Atacama Desert, which hasn’t been off my mind since I returned from my Chimu Adventures trip there three months ago. Thank goodness, […]

CHILE’S ATACAMA WITH THE VISTA

CHILE’S ATACAMA WITH THE VISTA

When the gorgeous Julia from The Vista, aka the sexiest gypset travel site going around, asked me to contribute to their ‘real travel’ section, I knew immediately which destination I’d talk about. With its dreamy pink-hued rock formations and otherworldly vistas, Chile’s Atacama Desert was the only choice. I hope you enjoy this little desert escapade, and for more […]

CHILE’S WILD MAIPO CANYON

CHILE’S WILD MAIPO CANYON

Southern California has its Santa Ana; northern Africa has its Sirocco. Here, in central Chile’s Maipo canyon, we have the Raco. A freight-train of a wind that pushes off your hat, messes up your hair, completely befuddles you and makes the sound on your videos go all funny. But we’ll forgive the Raco, because Maipo […]

CHILE’S ATACAMA DESERT

CHILE’S ATACAMA DESERT

Welcome to Chile’s Atacama Desert. The driest desert in the world, peppered with volcanoes, high-altitude salt flats, hot springs, spluttering geysers, exotic wildlife and ancient adobe villages. A place that snuck a part of my soul and never gave it back. Here, I hiked through craggy Death Valley under the milky light of the supermoon, then […]