Do you travel light or heavy?
Always heavy. Travelling light is for sensible people.
Cattle or first class?
I prefer the term "beef class" - it just sounds better.
I can't travel without ...
A well-stocked medical kit - if I get sick, I still have a job to do and that usually involves eating, so I can't afford to be off my food.
What type of suitcase do you carry?
A big soft Kathmandu case and a smaller bright red hard case, both on wheels. Can you believe we used to carry our suitcases and backpacks?
What's always in your hand luggage?
Noise-cancelling headphones and sleeping pills - I'm a convert of both for long haul flights.
Are you a planner or last-minute packer?
I plan up until the last minute, then I panic and start throwing everything I might need in.
What's the best thing you've brought back from a trip?
New-found inspiration and recipes.
Favourite or most exciting airport to land in?
It's always exciting landing anywhere we have yet to be granted a visa to film.
Best packing tip?
Get a coffee, put on some music and enjoy the process, you're going somewhere exciting!
Most memorable trip?
A three-hour internal flight in India where the toilets were flooded and broken before we even took off.
What do you do while on the plane?
Eat, watch a movie and get the "travel giggles" with the director of my show. Flights seem to bring on delirium for both of us.
* Nici Wickes is the presenter of food-travel series World Kitchen (Sundays, 5.30pm, TV3), and Viva's eating out editor.