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Aussie World Cup Cricket legend Glenn Maxwell shares his fave travel tips


With thanks to Booking.com, the big-hitting Aussie cricket legend speaks of his favourite travel habits and memories.

Aussie champion all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell was literally a smash hit in India.
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Even before his big-hitting double century heroics against Afghanistan in the recent ICC Cricket World Cup, Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was known as 'The Big Show'.

With the nickname now more befitting than ever, Maxwell's free-swinging antics with the bat played no small role in Australia reaching the final and eventually toppling the world-beating Indian side on home turf to help guide us to a sixth World Cup in the 50-over game.

Highly in form, Maxwell will turn his attention to Australia's upcoming Summer of Cricket which will include five tests against Pakistan and West Indies along with a One Day International tour against the Caribbean powerhouse 'Windies'.

Before the first ball of another action-packed summer is bowled, Maxwell took time out to recount some of his favourite travel memories with Traveltalk.

Interview brought to you by Booking.com.

What are your favourite Australian and Indian holiday destinations?  

I love getting to the beach back in Aus so anywhere coastal. The mountains in India are beautiful. I really enjoy Dharamsala. 

What’s your most memorable travel experience?  

Vini and I had a great time recently in Barcelona which was a bit of a Babymoon for us. 

Who in the Aussie team (past and present) is the best travel companion, and why? 

Always enjoy travelling with my mates on golf trips. I’ve had good times with Aaron Finch and Dan Christian in particular. 

What are three things you can’t travel without?  

My passport (it’s happened), my golf clubs, a VPN so I can watch the AFL/sport. 

What are your top tips for visitors coming to your hometown of Melbourne? 

It’s the sporting capital of Australia so see as much as you can. There are so many great places to eat as well so experience it all. But bring a jumper. It always gets cold. 

What has been your biggest travel mishap? 

My wife left her visa on a plane when we were transiting through Dubai on the way to India and we couldn’t go back and get it so we needed to get a new visa issued on a public holiday in Dubai in only a few hours. 

What’s next on your travel bucket list? 

We’ve just had our first child so somewhere family friendly that has a nice golf course. I enjoyed Barcelona so somewhere warm in Europe like Italy would be great to visit at some point soon. I’m also keen to see some sport in the US.

Mountains or beaches?  

Beaches.  

What are some of your top sustainable travel tips?  

Support the local industries, travel light, carbon offset. 

What do you enjoy most about partnering with Booking.com?  

Shooting the content with Jos and Rohit was fun. Plenty of banter.

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Written by: Matt Lennon
Published: 21 November 2023

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