What was your greatest holiday?

Part of the perks of performing and touring is the plethora of potential holiday destinations. The greatest holiday is the Seychelles purely for its decadence and stunningness.

And the worst?

School camp.


If we bump into you on holiday, what are you most likely to be doing?


If we could teleport you to one place in New Zealand for a week-long holiday, where would it be?
Codfish Island, which is a predator free bird sanctuary which also the home to the rare and famous Kakapo.

How about for a dream holiday internationally?
Croatia is definitely my next desired holiday destination.

What's the dumbest thing you've ever done when travelling?

I'm really good at losing really important things at really inconvenient times. I lost my passport in Berlin last year.

Aisle seat or window seat?

Business upgrade please.

Complete this sentence: I can't travel without...

Noise-cancelling headphones and sleeping pills

What's the best travel tip you've ever been given?

Be smart, do your research, be respectful and remember that you are just as important as the next person and the next person is just as important as you.

What was the most memorable meal you've had while travelling?

The fine dinning waterfront restaurant, 1881 in Noumea, New Caledonia is one of the most decadent and other worldly culinary experiences I have had to date.

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

I am a collector/hoarder of many things and hunting through the market places throughout Europe is a must. One of my favourite purchases while overseas has to be my burnt-orange, space-aged Cartel coffee grinder.

Favourite airport to land at?

I love to land at Coffs Harbour Airport because it means I'm super close to home and because it is one of the most laid back airports that you will find in the world.

What's the next trip you've got planned?

We are wrapping up our Briefs touring year with a two-and-a-half week season with Q Theatre Auckland and a short run at the Melbourne Arts Centre. The next trip will be home to the family in New Zealand for Christmas.

Fez Fa'anana is creative director, co-founder, MC and performer in 'Briefs', on from November 23-December 10 at Q Theatre, Auckland.