our team’s top 10 dream holiday destinations

We’re counting down the days till we can hop on a plane, jump on a bus, take a long boat ride or even cycle our way to our ultimate vacation spots. To keep our favourite travel dreams alive and get to know us better, some of the guys and gals at nudie have shared their favourite overseas destinations.Up, up and away!

  • October 19, 2020

ahh travel…

We’re counting down the days till we can hop on a plane, jump on a bus, take a long boat ride or even cycle our way to our ultimate vacation spots. To keep our favourite travel dreams alive and get to know us better, some of the guys and gals at nudie have shared their favourite overseas destinations. Up, up and away!

  • 1. name: brittany

    Nickname:
    Britt 

    nudie occupation:
    Reception and Customer Service  

    Where will you go when we can travel again:
    Japan!

    Why is this place so special to you?
    I have always been interested in the how diverse the culture is in Japan and how the old and new live together harmoniously in such a small country. I went for my 21st birthday but it was also the first country I ever travelled to that was far away.

    Who would you take with you and why:
    I would take my best friend and sister with me because they are both down for anything and are very open-minded and fun. We could do everything from looking at beautiful temples to going to theme parks and cat cafes together.

    Your favourite memory of this destination:
    When we went to Hakone Open Air Museum. It has beautiful sculptures and paintings all located in the mountains, so you get to walk around in the harmony of the great outdoors while looking at art. They have a beautiful structure where the walls are made of stained glass and it is really breathtaking in the afternoon light. It’s a very calming and inspiring place if you love art.

    Describe your love of travel in three words:
    Memories, culture, beauty. 

    Finish this sentence:
    When I’m on holiday I love to… experience as much of the culture of the country I am visiting as possible. Other cultures have so much to offer so I want to respectfully enjoy and learn about them.

  • 2. name: benjamin

    Nickname:
    Ben aka the Covid Police in ‘the current situation’

    nudie occupation:
    Site Manager

    Where will you go when we can travel again:
    I would have to say Kenya to visit my wife’s family, as we have not seen them for two years and our plans to spend Christmas there have been put on hold.

    Why is this place so special to you?
    I love Africa, it’s an amazing place full of adventure, amazing wildlife and landscapes. The kids also love it and of course they get to see their grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins in Nairobi. 

    Who would you take with you:
    Easy, my wife and three beautiful boys – Rian, Caelan and Torin.

    Your favourite memory of this destination:
    I have so many memories, but now it’s the experiences with the kids that stand out – like our last visit in 2018 where we went on a self-drive safari at Ol Pajeta. We came across a pack of lions in the evening looking for a feed. The looks on the kids’ faces as the wild lions walked right past the car door was truly amazing. 

    Describe your love of travel in three words:
    Adventure, experiences, culture.

    Finish this sentence:
    When I’m on holiday I love to… eat and drink without any worry of the consequences! 

  • 3. name: fiona

    Nickname:
    Fi

    nudie occupation:
    Research & Development Manager

    Where will you go when we can travel again:
    Fiji!

    Why is this place so special to you?
    It’s so relaxing and the locals are very friendly.

    Who would you take with you and why:
    My husband and daughter.

    Finish this sentence:
    When I’m on holiday… I love to experience places I have never been before, try the food and understand different cultures in other parts of the world. 

  • 4. name: chris

    nudie occupation:
    Sales

    Where will you go when we can travel again:
    Thailand!

    Why is this place so special to you?
    It was my honeymoon destination – I haven’t been there in years. I love the food and the people. 

    Who would you take with you and why:
    My family. My kids have never been to Thailand, but they love Thai food!

    Your favourite memory of this destination:
    White sandy beaches. Crystal clear blue water. Delicious seafood. 

    Describe your love of travel in three words:
    Experiences, food, people. 

    Finish this sentence:
    When I’m on holiday I love to… try new things, meet new people and eat new food.

  • 5. name: peter

    nudie occupation:
    Warehouse Co-ordinator

    Where will you go when we can travel again:
    Narooma in NSW.

    What makes this place so special to you? 
    It’s a beautiful place, which is quiet and far from city. 

    Who would you take with you:
    Anyone that wants to come along, especially if they have a boat, because the fishing is awesome.

    What makes this place so special to you?
    The great scenery, abundant wildlife and friendly locals. 

    Describe your love of travel in three words:
    Don’t get enough!

    Finish this sentence:
    When I’m on holiday I love to… spend time by the water, fishing swimming or just chilling out. 

  • 6. name: fred

    Nickname:
    Too many to disclose… 

    nudie occupation:
    Planning & Procurement Manager

    Where will you go when we can travel again:
    Norway!

    Why is this place so special to you?
    Family and the beauty of nature. 

    Who would you take with you:
    My girlfriend and close friends.

    Your favourite memory of this destination:
    Family memories and plenty of hiking and adventuring through the Fjords.

    Describe your love of travel in three words:
    Nature is life.

    Finish this sentence:
    When I’m on holiday I love to… explore and be active. 

  • 7. name: jo

    nudie occupation:
    General Manager

    Where will you go when we can travel again:
    Japan!

    What makes this place so special to you?
    The food and childhood memories.

    Who would you take with you:
    My sons. There are so many fun things to do with them like cycling, eating exciting food and going to Disneyland!

    Your favourite memory of this destination:
    Riding a bike through city of Kyoto and Tokyo.

    Describe your love of travel in three words:
    Meeting new people.

    Finish this sentence:
    When I’m on holiday I love to… see how people live their lives on the other side of the world.

  • 8. name: amarna

    Nickname:
    Marnie

    nudie occupation:
    Senior Creative Designer

    Where will you go when we can travel again:
    Fiji!

    Why is this place so special to you?
    I travelled here with my partner and we met some awesome locals that showed us around and became really special friends of ours.

    Who would you take with you and why:
    My partner and son – it wouldn’t be the same experience without them.

    Your favourite memory of this destination:
    We went to our friend Scoby’s house for a traditional Fijian lovo dinner. He and his family cooked all the food in the ground; It was an amazing experience and the food was sensational.

    Describe your love of travel in three words:
    Experiences, sightseeing, adventure.

    Finish this sentence:
    When I’m on holiday I love to… Meet new people and embrace adventure.

  • 9. name: emilie

    nudie occupation:
    Head of Digital Marketing

    Where will you go when we can travel again:
    France! I Ioooove to travel and have a bit of a travel bug. I’ve visited more than 50 countries so far (I want to reach 100 in my life though so still a lot to go) therefore in a ‘ normal situation’ I would have chosen a new country like Argentina or South Africa, but because of COVID-19 I have not been able to go and visit my family and friends for months. I really miss them and as soon as I can I will be on plane to Paris.

    What makes this place so special to you?
    Well I am French 😉, so this was my first home before I fell in love with Australia. 

    Who would you take with you:
    My partner and my daughter. 

    What makes this place so special to you?
    I lived there for more than 20 years. I have so many memories but when I think of France I definitely think of food (baguettes, fromage, croissants and more). 

    Describe your love of travel in three words:
    Magic, people, YOLO. 

    Finish this sentence:
    When I’m on holiday I love to… experience places I have never been before, try the food and understand different cultures in other parts of the world.

  • 10. name: lisa

    Nickname:
    Lis

    nudie occupation:
    National Account Manager

    Where will you go when we can travel again:
    Japan!

    What makes this place so special to you?
    I love the food, the different culture and have host families I’d like to visit again. 

    Who would you take with you:
    My kids, as I’d love to see their faces when all the new experiences and different dishes blow their minds!

    Your favourite memory of this destination:
    I lived there years ago and love the onsens in the middle of the snowfields. 

    Describe your love of travel in three words:
    Experiences, adventure, mind-opening.

    Finish this sentence:
    When I’m on holiday I love to… explore!