What I Pack: Michelle Pickles

Do you travel light or heavy?

Way too heavy ... and I never learn!

Cattle or first class?

Unfortunately I've never turned left. I'm hoping that might change someday.

I can't travel without ...

My camera.

What type of suitcase do you carry?

A heavy one. Most recently a Samsonite - and I love it.

What's always in your hand luggage?

A good book, my lip balm and my moisturiser.

Are you a planner or last-minute packer?

I try to plan but it always ends up last-minute because I can never decide what to take.

What's the best thing you've brought back from a trip?

Awesome memories and loads of fantastic photos.

Favourite or most exciting airport to land in?

Los Angeles at night. Spectacular.

Best travel tip?

Don't drink too much - therefore avoiding a hangover while still in the air.

Most memorable trip?

Every trip is memorable because, believe it or not, I love flying. Getting on the plane is one of the things I most look forward to. But the one I will always remember is a trip home from Sydney in 2001, when my husband, knowing my love of flying, proposed to me at 35,000 feet. Everyone clapped, and the crew brought champagne. Awesome.

What do you do while on the plane?

Unfortunately I can't sleep on planes - so I read, watch movies, eat all the food, and enjoy the flight.

Michelle Pickles is a sports presenter on TV3.

- NZ Herald

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