TRAVELS WITH NINA

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

SKY NEWS: DOLPHIN ISLAND, FIJI

SKY NEWS: DOLPHIN ISLAND, FIJI

  When work takes you to a private island in Fiji, where you have your own chef, chic villa and infinity pool at your disposal, you just can’t stop talking about it. It annoys all of your friends, so you take to the tele instead. If you’re up for escaping to Fiji for five minutes, […]

SERAYA ISLAND, FLORES: HOTEL REVIEW

SERAYA ISLAND, FLORES: HOTEL REVIEW

Flying into Flores, one of the Lesser Sunda Islands off the east coast of Java, Indonesia, I did something I never do. I took one of those cheesy photos out the plane window. I couldn’t help it. The islands dotted off the coast of Flores are breathtaking. One in particular I couldn’t stop staring at; a perfect […]

PNG VOLCANO HIKE

PNG VOLCANO HIKE

So here I am, frozen halfway up Tavurvur Volcano in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. The Beast had looked so small from the shore. So easy to climb. I’d be up the top in fifteen minutes, I’d told myself. No need to take water, no need to wear sunscreen, pfft! Alas, half an hour after I’d started trudging through […]