TRAVELS WITH NINA

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

TAO OF TRAVEL

TAO OF TRAVEL

This week I released the hand-crafted TAO OF TRAVEL bangles, created in collaboration with my legendary friend Brock Fitzgerald. But you might not really know what I mean by TAO OF TRAVEL. Essentially, it means travelling mindfully, as a way to discover more about yourself and the world. It means engaging in slow travel, having no set agenda […]

LESSONS FROM INDIA: TRAVELOSOPHY

LESSONS FROM INDIA: TRAVELOSOPHY

Last night I lay in bed listening to an Australian Writers’ Centre podcast in which memoirist Patti Miller was interviewed about her latest book, Ransacking Paris. The book’s about the year she spent living in France’s city of lights a decade ago, so she was talking about how important perspective is in figuring out how our travels and life experiences […]

ADELAIDE’S MCLAREN VALE WINE REGION

ADELAIDE’S MCLAREN VALE WINE REGION

We’re surrounded. By vines, that is. Being in the heart of South Australia’s McLaren Vale wine region, it’s probably to be expected, but The Vineyard Retreat has us truly ensconced. In a region where stalwarts reign and new offerings rarely emerge, the reopening of the retreat following extensive refurbishment in January has been causing a […]