TRAVELS WITH NINA

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

24 Hours in Bingin

24 Hours in Bingin

First, a disclaimer. 24 hours is not – I repeat NOT – enough time to spend in Bingin, a cliffside beach town on Bali’s south coast and one of the best surf breaks on the island. 24 days would be more appropriate. But if, like me, you only have one measly day to spare in this tropical idyll, here’s how […]

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 […]

HANGING TEN IN BALI

HANGING TEN IN BALI

Sometimes, you just need to #treatyoself. To a little you time. To some meditation. To some yoga. To some salt water healing. After my uber-luxurious but hectic trip to Thailand, where I was constantly on the move and drinking waaay too much, I was in need of some serious self-love. And so, I booked myself in to Salti […]