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 […]

2014 TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS

2014 TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS

Its been a big year. After relocating from India, I went back to my full-time job as staff travel writer at the Sydney Morning Herald. I slogged it out on four titles at once, left said job, turned 30, and starting pimping my arse out as a freelancer. All the while, I battled an army […]

SKY NEWS, ZAMBIA: INTERVIEW

SKY NEWS, ZAMBIA: INTERVIEW

Check out my latest appearance on the SKY Business News destinations segment – in which I wax lyrical about my Bench International luxury safari to Zambia in Africa, and discuss that viral video we created of Hercules the baby lion getting attacked by a pack of lionesses – HERE   READ ABOUT FIVE LUXE ZAMBIAN SAFARI CAMPS HERE SEE MY ZAMBIA […]

FIVE HOT ZAMBIAN CAMPS

FIVE HOT ZAMBIAN CAMPS

The votes are in*, the people have spoken, the word is out. Zambia, that little nugget of a land-locked African nation, is where it’s at for the sophisticated, off-the-beaten-track safari experience. Just ask Jonathan Scott**, one of my dear friends, who travels there regularly for the abundant and diverse wildlife. Or, ask the random lady […]

LOST LUGGAGE LESSONS: TRAVELOSOPHY

LOST LUGGAGE LESSONS: TRAVELOSOPHY

So a couple of weeks ago I went to Zambia on safari with luxury safari company Bench International. I was excited about the wildlife I’d see, the luxe glamps I’d stay in, the people I’d meet. But most of all, I was excited about packing my bags. Animal print and khaki are two of my favourite things […]

HERCULES THE ELEPHANT

HERCULES THE ELEPHANT

Published in 5000 newspapers, magazines and websites across the globe including New York Post, Huffington Post, Daily Mail UK, news.com and National Geographic, and aired on TV in over 80 countries. Our video of the little elephant that could We never thought Hercules would survive. The seven-year-old juvenile elephant, who I watched get attacked by 14 ravenous lionesses just […]