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Nina Karnikowski

Nina Karnikowski is a staff travel writer for Fairfax Media.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Lysandra Fraser

Lysandra Fraser

Nina Karnikowski Lysandra Fraser loved her Contiki tour and always packs Vegemite.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Sam Moran

Nina Karnikowski Travel leaves its mark on Sam Moran: left arm is full of tattooed passport stamps.

Sydney

Taronga Zoo Roar and Snore: Backyard bliss

overnight stay and walk

Nina Karnikowski Nina Karnikowski discovers a different side of Sydney when she takes a holiday at home.

India

Mumbai, India: and now for a station break

A traditional rickshaw ride.

Nina Karnikowski Escape the mayhem of Mumbai by heading for the hills, writes Nina Karnikowski.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Hayden Tee

Nina Karnikowski An unusual approach to what to take on holiday is recounted by this musical theatre star.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Geraldine Turner

Geraldine Turner

Nina Karnikowski Four-wheel driving in Zimbabwe was a fabulous adventure for Geraldine Turner.

NSW

Weekend Away: The Darling in Pyrmont

Nina Karnikowski Nina Karnikowski tucks into jelly beans and the minibar at The Darling in Pyrmont.

India

Bazaar behaviour: postcard

Chor Bazaar India

Nina Karnikowski There's a goat eating my necklace. Well, not my necklace exactly, but a fabulous antique.

Shopping

Open and shut case

Sascha Griffin

Nina Karnikowski Trying to shut your suitcase should not end in tears, writes Nina Karnikowski.

Spain

Miguel Maestre: I know this great little place . . .

Nina Karnikowski Miguel Maestre is a Sydney-based chef, author and host of Channel Ten's The Living Room.

Samoa

Lupe Sina Treesort, Samoa review: Out on a limb

Tree

Nina Karnikowski This amazing 'treesort' appears to have the power of love.

Hunter Valley

Troy Rhoades-Brown: I know this great little place ...

Nina Karnikowski Troy Rhoades-Brown opened Muse Restaurant and Cafe in the Hunter Valley in 2009.

India

Meditation retreat, India: Come in, spinner

Nina Karnikowski A visit to a meditation centre leaves Nina Karnikowski feeling bent out of shape.

Samoa

Samoa: Bewitched by beauty

Spellbinding: a massage at Seabreeze Resort.

Nina Karnikowski Samoa is a laid-back paradise, writes Nina Karnikowski.

Surfing

Surfing: Five more no-boys-allowed surf and yoga retreats

Maid in the Shade.

Nina Karnikowski Escape Haven runs luxury week-long surf and yoga retreats exclusively for women in Bali, Byron Bay and Sagres, Portugal.

Airlines

Flight test: Virgin Australia economy class

Virgin flight attendants

Nina Karnikowski Budget doesn't have to mean skimping on service. Virgin staff are setting a great example.

Singapore

Singapore: Sensory perceptions

Art Seasons Gallery in Singapore

Nina Karnikowski The island city is giving Hong Kong a shake as Asia's arts hub, writes Nina Karnikowski.

Food

Anjum Anand: I know this great little place . . .

Nina Karnikowski Chef and TV personality Anjum Anand has been dubbed the Nigella Lawson of Indian cuisine.

NSW

Weekend Away: Halcyon, Kangaroo Valley

Nina Karnikowski Nina Karnikowski travels back to 1910 at quaint Halcyon, Kangaroo Valley.

India

Mumbai remixed

Mumbai Abode

Nina Karnikowski Abode, Mumbai's first boutique hotel, is almost a microcosm of the city.