My travel life: Meg Lanning, captain of the Australian cricket team

Meg Lanning will lead the Australian side when the series against Sri Lanka starts on September 29. Australia will also play a T20 tri-series against England and India before the start of the ICC T20 World Cup starting in February, 2020.

NUMBER OF COUNTRIES VISITED

10

ANY PASSPORT MISHAPS?

No.

I GOT MY FIRST PASSPORT WHEN I WAS 14, in 2006.

MY PASSPORT PHOTO IS not my best.

I CAN'T STOP GOING BACK TO New Zealand. It's a beautiful country and being so close and similar to Australia, it sort of feels like you aren't in a different country.

MY NEXT TRAVEL DESTINATION IS Hawaii for a holiday.

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I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO packing light, enjoying the weather and especially not having to lug around my kit bag everywhere, that's for sure.

WHAT I REALLY WANT FROM MY NEXT TRIP IS for it to be relaxing. My schedule is pretty jam-packed with WBBL and the T20 World Cup in Australia, so it will be good to get away and just relax and reset.

I LOVE TO TRAVEL BECAUSE it gives me a chance to experience new cultures and try new things. I also love the fact that when you are out exploring, you are on your own schedule and can take as long – or as little – as you like.

MY TRAVEL PHILOSOPHY IS always say yes to trying or experiencing new things. We so often stay within our comfort zone, and holidays are a great time to break this habit.

THE ONE TRAVEL MISTAKE I ALWAYS MAKE IS packing too much.

THE ONE THING I REALLY DO GET RIGHT WHEN I TRAVEL IS researching where to find good coffee.

IF I HAD TO SIT IN THE MIDDLE SEAT THE OTHER PASSENGERS I'D WANT ON EITHER SIDE OF ME WOULD BE [tennis star] Roger Federer – I love how humble he is for someone so good, and he seems very relatable. On the other side, I'd like [the late Apple co-founder] Steve Jobs. I'd love to hear his story and how he built such a successful company.

THE ONE FAMOUS TRAVELLER I REALLY ADMIRE IS [tennis player] Ash Barty, travelling the world and performing like a legend.

THE ONE FAMOUS PERSON I'D LIKE TO TRAVEL WITH IS [English food writer and TV cook] Nigella Lawson. She could be my private chef …

AIRLINE FOOD IS getting better, but I still prefer to take my own snacks because I get hungry.

AIRPORT SECURITY IS clearly important, but one of my least favourite parts of travelling.

HOTELS ARE worth doing research on. They can make or break your holiday.

I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO New York over Christmas and New Year. I've never been to America and it looks like an amazing place to be at that time of year.

AISLE OR WINDOW? Aisle, so I can get up without disturbing anyone.

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