TRAVELS WITH NINA

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

FIVE THINGS TO DO IN RABAT

FIVE THINGS TO DO IN RABAT

Last week I wrote a story about Rabat for the Sydney Morning Herald’s Traveller lift-out, about how it’s the Canberra of Morocco – as in a political capital that’s not as boring as everyone thinks, and that’s having a bit of a renaissance. As an add on to the story I wrote a breakout about five other […]

ESCAPE TO ESSAOUIRA

ESCAPE TO ESSAOUIRA

There are certain places in the world that just wrap their arms around you as soon as you arrive; that whisper sweet nothings in your ear like “come here sweetheart,” “stay with me darling,” and “never leave my side.” The Moroccan coastal town of Essaouira was one of those places for me. In fact I still feel his (because […]

GLAMPING IN MOROCCO: SCARABEO CAMP

GLAMPING IN MOROCCO: SCARABEO CAMP

Glamping in Morocco had been a dream of mine for years, so I never imagined the actual experience would live up to the Arabian Nights visions I had whirling around my head. Yet the impeccably styled Scarabeo Camp surpassed every one, and as an added bonus was just a 45-minute drive from Marrakech, making the desert glamping experience possible for travellers like […]

VIDEO: SHOPPING THE MARRAKECH SOUKS

VIDEO: SHOPPING THE MARRAKECH SOUKS

Don’t get me wrong, I love to travel independently whenever I can. But there are certain times when a helping hand is not only appreciated, but downright necessary. My arrival in Marrakech was one of those times. The “amazing maze” of alleyways – as my hilariously entertaining and highly knowledgable guide Abdullah from Moroccan tour company By Prior […]

ROCKING THE KASBAH IN MOROCCO’S ATLAS MOUNTAINS

ROCKING THE KASBAH IN MOROCCO’S ATLAS MOUNTAINS

The torrential rain started to pour down just minutes before we arrived at Kasbah Tamadot. The name of Richard Branson’s luxury Atlas Mountains retreat, our lovely By Prior Arrangement driver Mouhssine told us as we pulled up at the entrance, means ‘soft breeze’ in the local Berber language. A fact we could only laugh at 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 […]

2015 TRAVEL WISH LIST

2015 TRAVEL WISH LIST

It’s been a deliciously quiet couple of months spent celebrating the festive season with family and friends, camping at magical Little Beach, moving into our new house in the country, and getting as much salt water healing as possible. After a year spent buzzing around the globe, some nourishing home time has been exactly what the […]