Dave Hughes, stand-up comedian, and TV and radio presenter, is also the host of Hughesy, We Have A Problem and The Masked Singer Australia, both on Network 10, and co-hosts Hughesy & Ed on the Hit Network.
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MY WORST PASSPORT MISHAP WAS...
having to drive to Canberra in the pouring rain in the middle of the night to get my passport at the age of 27 and 364 days. This was so I could get the two-year visa to England for under 28-year-olds. Trucks go too fast on the Hume highway.
I GOT MY FIRST PASSPORT WHEN I WAS
27 in 1998.
I CAN'T STOP GOING BACK TO
Montreal, Canada, for the comedy festival Just For Laughs, the largest international comedy festival in the world.
MY LAST TRAVEL DESTINATION WAS
Italy for a bit of radio with [former radio partner] Kate Langbroek, followed by a family holiday. What an amazing country! We were there for a month and it was magnificent.
MY NEXT TRAVEL DESTINATION IS
Adelaide for the Fringe Festival. I'll be there for three weeks.
I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO
hanging out in the Gardens of Unearthly Delights [the outdoor festival precinct]. Anyone who's been there knows how much fun it is.
WHAT I REALLY WANT FROM MY NEXT TRIP IS
an hour of really funny jokes. I get to do comedy in a tent, which makes me feel like a carny. It's great.
I LOVE TO TRAVEL BECAUSE
as corny as it sounds, it broadens my mind and reminds me that I'm a tiny part of a really cool planet.
MY TRAVEL PHILOSOPHY IS
pack really late. Which is not my wife's travel philosophy.
THE ONE TRAVEL MISTAKE I ALWAYS MAKE IS
forgetting to set up global roaming. It costs a lot of money to check the AFL score from Europe.
THE ONE THING I REALLY DO GET RIGHT WHEN I TRAVEL IS
always booking a buffet breakfast – is there really anything better than a good brekkie?
IF I HAD TO SIT IN THE MIDDLE SEAT THE OTHER PASSENGERS I'D WANT ON EITHER SIDE OF ME WOULD BE
Jerry Seinfeld so I could talk about comedy for 15 hours. I'm sure he'd love it. And Roger Federer, so I can find out how to continue being a champion when other people say you should retire.
THE ONE FAMOUS TRAVELLER I REALLY ADMIRE IS
David Attenborough; he really seems to notice things …
THE ONE FAMOUS PERSON I'D LIKE TO TRAVEL WITH IS
US rapper and singer-songwriter Post Malone. He has "always tired" tattooed under each eye. Maybe then people will stop hassling me about how I look.
AIRLINE FOOD IS
not conducive to my new vegan lifestyle.
AIRPORT SECURITY IS
a great way to check whether you brought your wallet to the airport or not.
great at cleaning up my mess.
I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, so I can sing that Peter Allen song over there.
I'VE NEVER WANTED TO GO TO
nowhere. There's nowhere I've never wanted to go to.
AISLE OR WINDOW?
Aisle … all that extra leg room.