Travelling With Nina Karnikowski

Gourmet Traveller|July 2020

Travelling With Nina Karnikowski
The travel writer on overcoming her fears, family ties and the future of sustainable travel.
Georgie Meredith

As a child I didn’t go overseas. Instead we took road trips along the east coast, visiting places like Barrington Tops – where we’d swim in rock pools and watch rosellas in the trees – Byron Bay, Noosa, or the Gold Coast. I have so many memories of Cat Stevens and The Gypsy Kings playing on the tape deck, and my sister and I in the back of the station wagon.

When I was 16, I went to Hungary with my mum, which was really special because her parents are from there. Until then, I was the child who was afraid of everything. I was that bookworm kid who played the piano and the violin and was never into the outdoors or taking any sort of risk. I remember going to a farm and being too scared to walk up a hill because there were cows in the distance.

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July 2020