Nina Karnikowski

Nina Karnikowski is a staff travel writer for Fairfax Media.

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Queensland

Instagram popularity leads to free island holiday

Social media fads blow hot and cold but for Paul Vella, a humble airconditioner mechanic by day turned snap-happy photographer in his spare time, Instagram, a kind of visuals-driven Twitter, has proved a breath of fresh air.

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SHD TRAVEL FEBRUARY 24 NZ ART. Queenstown Art Adventures, story by Nina Karnikowski. Supplied. Credit Neville Porter

New Zealand

My art's desire

Nina Karnikowski plucks up the courage for a different kind of mountain ride.

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Kim McKay

Power down

Powering down: the digital detox

Heading off on a holiday to Thailand two years ago, frazzled, digitally dependent Kim McKay realised she needed to escape the constant distractions of her iPad, iPhone and laptop.

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