Key Points:

Do you travel light or heavy?

As light as humanly possible.

Cattle or first class?


Whatever I can afford at the time!

I can't travel without ...

My iPod, a newspaper and a good book.

What type of suitcase do you carry?

One with a handle.

What's always in your hand luggage?

My laptop and passport.

Are you a planner or last-minute packer?


I leave everything in my bag when I get home so it doesn't take long to pack and I always know where to find my socks.

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

New experiences.

Favourite or most exciting airport to land in?

An exciting airport? Surely you jest!

Best travel tip?

Don't drink alcohol on a plane. Wait until you get to where you're going - much better.

Most memorable trip?

A 48-hour flight, with numerous stops along the way, from Wellington to London. Madness. I didn't feel right for several days after I arrived.

What do you do while on the plane?

Listen to music, read, watch movies and try to drink lots of water.

Jon Toogood is the lead singer of Shihad.