TRAVELS WITH NINA

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

CANADA: TREKKING NEWFOUNDLAND

CANADA: TREKKING NEWFOUNDLAND

  Lately, I’ve come up with a theory. It’s a theory I use when I want to talk myself into doing something that doesn’t feel very comfortable, but that I know will help me grow. If I pretend to be brave, I will eventually become brave. As I’ve discovered in my travels, bravery is a […]

KAKADU: SKY NEWS

KAKADU: SKY NEWS

Last week I had a quick chat with SKY News about my recent assignment to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. If you’ve got five minutes, you can listen to me gab on about seeing crocodiles, glamping, swimming in water holes, viewing ancient Aboriginal rock art, cruising Yellow Water Billabong… and stumble over […]

PENANG, MALAYSIA VIDEO

PENANG, MALAYSIA VIDEO

I try never to have regrets when I travel. I keep in mind that things happen for a reason (even shitty things), that I should try to enjoy the scenery on a detour, that the best-laid plans… But try as I might, I can’t help but always regret not having more time in a place. Call me greedy, […]

LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA VIDEO

LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA VIDEO

I only got back from Malaysia a few days ago but I just couldn’t wait to share this little video I made about Langkawi, the jewel of the 104-island archipelago off Malaysia’s northwestern coast, with you guys. I was absolutely blown away by its jungle-clad mountains, mangrove forests and pristine beaches, that have earnt Langkawi Southeast […]

KAKADU VIDEO

KAKADU VIDEO

Welcome to Kakadu, a land of delirious extremes. Extreme heat, dry creeks and bushfires in the dry season. Extreme storms and miles of flooded country in the wet season. Extreme amounts of wildlife, including nearly one-fifth of Australia’s mammals, 120 species of reptiles and 300 kinds of birds. Extreme pink-hued sunsets across the wild escarpments, […]