My travel life: Dave Hughes, comedian, TV and radio presenter

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.

NUMBER OF COUNTRIES VISITED

20

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.

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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.

HOTELS ARE

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.

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