Nina Karnikowski

Nina Karnikowski


Having worked as a travel writer for the past decade, Nina Karnikowski is now on her greatest adventure yet: making her and her readers’ travels more conscious, and less harmful for the planet.

The author of Go Lightly: How to Travel Without Hurting the Planet and Make a Living Living: Be Successful Doing What You Love, Nina works at the convergence of creativity and sustainability, and is dedicated to helping people discover less impactful ways of travelling and living. 

She also teaches regular writing and creativity workshops, both in-person and online, focused on deepening connections to Self and the Earth.



How do we deal with a sense of impending doom and feelings of powerlessness as the climate crisis unfolds? Author Nina Karnikowski shares her experience of Eco-Anxiety.


Noteworthy Reads

True Love, Actually

- 4 minute read

After a decade of marriage, there may be less flowers and fancy dinner dates, but Nina Karnikowski has come to learn that there is poetry to be found in the dailiness of life.

"While the world sleeps": youtime for Nina Karnikowski

- 1 minute read

We asked our community to inspire us by sharing what youtime means to them.

Nina Karnikowski's Morning Rituals

- 4 minute read

Author, travel writer and Youtimer Nina Karnikowski inspires us with her purposeful morning rituals: From making a ceremony of her pre-dawn tea, to daily journaling, and al fresco bathing in her backyard.

Regenerative Travel

- 3 minute read

As we dip our toes back into international waters, the time is ripe to consider how we might make our travels more meaningful and less harmful for the environment, and leave the places we visit better than when we arrived, writes author, travel writer and sustainability advocate Nina Karnikowski.

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