Frequent flyer: Rod Cuthbert

Rod Cuthbert, chief executive of Rome2Rio.com and founder of Viator.com.

HOTEL

The Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hobart; it's not the world's greatest hotel and it might even be a little dated, but there's no beating its waterfront location. I'm originally from Hobart and return fairly often; now one of my old school mates has a charter yacht moored in front of the hotel, and I like nothing better than sitting on the back of his boat with some Tassie wine and cheese . . . we don't even leave the dock.

AIRLINE

Qantas. I've always liked our flag carrier, even if you get the sense that their best days are behind them. Nowadays you end up on low-cost carriers more often and it's hard to love that experience; when that happens I take a valium and dream about being on QF1.

RESORT

I can't remember the last resort I stayed at. I guess it was a long time ago, before Airbnb and Stayz opened up that whole world of other people's houses. If I'm going to stay in one place for 10 or 12 days I would rather it be a cool house or apartment than a resort.

LUGGAGE

I have a bright red Kipling rollie-backpack that has been everywhere with me. My partner hates it - too nerdy, apparently, but it never lets me down.

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ACCESSORY

I get ideas of all sorts when I fly, something about being in the clouds, so I need a notepad and pencil at the ready. I'd be very frustrated if I couldn't make notes at 40,000 feet.

NEXT ADVENTURE

I haven't been back to Byron Bay in a few years and I can't wait to go. I've often thought I should retire there, but maybe I should check it out again beforehand to make sure nothing in paradise has changed.

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