TRAVELS WITH NINA

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

PARIS JE T’AIME: VIDEO

PARIS JE T’AIME: VIDEO

  “Being a Parisian is not about being born in Paris. It is about being reborn there.” This quote (attributed to French actor Sacha Guitry) launched the opening of the Paris cultural season at the stunning Palais Garnier a fortnight ago. And it’s absolutely true that there are few places on earth where you feel as inspired, and awakened creatively, as […]

AROUND THE WORLD IN SEVEN SONGS

AROUND THE WORLD IN SEVEN SONGS

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when it comes to travel, planning a journey can be almost as much fun as the journey itself. This is the time when your imagination runs wild, when the possibilities seem limitless, and when you spend every spare second getting into the zone of your next wanderings. For me, sinking into the vibe […]

BURGUNDY BLISS

BURGUNDY BLISS

It’s time we talked about Burgundy. That bucolic bubble tucked into a fold of eastern France, where some of the world’s best wines are created, that’s just a two-hour train trip from Paris. My husband Pete and I arrived there during harvest time, “le vendage” as the French call it, which takes place from late August to early October […]

ANTIBES ON A BUDGET

ANTIBES ON A BUDGET

ANTIBES, COTE d’AZUR: 5 WAYS TO PIMP IT ON A BUDGET Ahh, the Cote d’Azur. The land of chic seaside towns, fine food and even finer wine, and more millionaires than you can throw a yacht at. The playground of the rich, famous and tanned, that’s just the place to private jet to when you’ve […]