My travel life: Comedian Nick Cody

Nick Cody is a stand-up comedian who performs around the world. His new show, Dad Bod, is touring across Australia.

NUMBER OF COUNTRIES VISITED

37

MY WORST PASSPORT MISHAP WAS…

Having to send it away for a Vietnamese visa for my honeymoon. I hate not knowing where it is. No matter how many drinks I've had overseas, I've never misplaced it or ruined it, so to send it off in the post was horrifying.

I GOT MY FIRST PASSPORT WHEN I WAS

19 in 2006.

MY PASSPORT PHOTO IS

a place I want to get back to. That place when I was well rested and 15 kilos lighter.

I CAN'T STOP GOING BACK TO

the US. I love mountains, lakes, deserts, stand-up comedy, the UFC and beers. The US has all of these.

MY LAST TRAVEL DESTINATION WAS

Las Vegas. Doing gigs, shooting a travel piece for Virgin Australia and Delta Airlines and checking out the UFC.

MY NEXT TRAVEL DESTINATION IS

all around Australia for my new tour, Dad Bod.

I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO

catching up with mates in every city while racking up status credits and frequent flyer points.

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WHAT I REALLY WANT FROM MY NEXT TRIP IS

sold-out shows, a late-night pie from a 24-hour bakery in Adelaide, a drink at the Ocean Beach Hotel in Cottesloe (one of the best Sunday sesh pubs in the world) and a morning swim in Sydney. Living in Melbourne is the best, but the city beaches aren't great.

I LOVE TO TRAVEL BECAUSE

you get to try new foods and meet new people in amazing locations, while racking up status credits and frequent flyer points.

MY TRAVEL PHILOSOPHY IS

eat all the food that you can't find at home.

THE ONE TRAVEL MISTAKE I ALWAYS MAKE IS

bringing a bunch of exercise gear that I never use.

THE ONE THING I REALLY DO GET RIGHT WHEN I TRAVEL IS

the speed at which I can get through an airport. From taxi drop off to lounge in minutes. No time for slow dickheads. Let's move it, people.

IF I HAD TO SIT IN THE MIDDLE SEAT THE OTHER PASSENGERS I'D WANT ON EITHER SIDE OF ME WOULD BE

my wife and son. That is the only way you'd ever find me in a middle seat. I'd rather wait for the next flight than be stuck in between strangers.

THE ONE FAMOUS TRAVELLER I REALLY ADMIRE IS

[the late US celebrity chef and traveller] Anthony Bourdain. Eating, drinking and doing jiu jitsu in beautiful places.

THE ONE FAMOUS PERSON I'D LIKE TO TRAVEL WITH IS

US comedian Bill Burr. He is hilarious, likes whisky and can fly helicopters. Perfect!

AIRLINE FOOD IS

the best food you can get doing 800 km/h at 35,000 feet.

AIRPORT SECURITY IS

a chance for me to hate strangers who forget to take keys out of their pocket and leave laptops in their bag.

HOTELS ARE

a place to sleep off hangovers in the dark.

I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO

Japan and Russia. They just seem so different to any place I've been before.

I'VE NEVER WANTED TO GO TO

Australian ski fields. We are a few hours from NZ – Get among the real stuff.

AISLE OR WINDOW?

Aisle. Get on last, get off first and have the leg room. Perfect!

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