Action Packed Travel

Action Packed Travel

Welcome to Action Packed Travel! Our podcast features amazing travel stories...without having to go anywhere. The episodes are interviews with people who've been inspired by their adventures. They're also full of information and useful links, all of which you can find on our Show Notes. Our podcast can be used for future travel ideas and plans for the days when we can explore the world again! About us: we're Felice & Peter Hardy and we’ve spent half a lifetime travelling to just about every corner of the world, making a living as travel writers out of what we like doing best – and that’s skiing, biking, hiking, eating, exploring, city breaks, seaside…and a whole lot more. "What an interesting and diverse world you are opening up for us in a nicely laid back way. Very informative and some are also wonderful archive material."

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July 23, 2021 25 min

'For a few seconds, you don't know whether you're upside down or inside out,' says Louise Hall, who jumped out of a plane for the first time last week. She has also been ice-swimming, climbed and skied Mont Blanc, walked to the North Pole, and dived the Great Blue Hole off Belize.

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This week's episode is about time and travel – not time travel, but how to spend your leisure time. We spoke to bestselling author, James Wallman, and to Gavin Copus of Air Charter Service.


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We asked ski industry specialist, Craig Burton, what the ski situation is in the world at present and whether we will be able to go skiing this winter.

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July 2, 2021 27 min

This week we're in Colombia or to be more exact, in the Coffee Region, the fruit bowl of this enchanting and ever-surprising South American country where we're talking to New Zealander, Bruce McLean. But how safe is it?

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June 25, 2021 36 min

We've revisited our popular episode, Fly Fishing: From Trout to Trevally. Peter McLeod's career as an extreme fly fishing expert has taken him from India and the Seychelles to Sudan and Christmas Island.

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June 19, 2021 29 min

Blenheim Palace is set in thousands of acres of rolling parkland outside the village of Woodstock in Oxfordshire. It's bigger than Buckingham Palace, but it's also privately owned by the family that built it over 300 years ago. It's been the seat of the Dukes of Marlborough since 1704  and was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill

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June 11, 2021 19 min

It's been dubbed the most Instagrammed hotel in the world and we can see why. At certain times of day, giraffes are everywhere with heads popping up on balconies and at the breakfast table, helping themselves to your toast and cornflakes. 

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June 4, 2021 48 min

Too good to miss...we've giving one of our favourite episodes another airing. Joanna is one of the world's leading experts on jewellery and one of the leading lights on the BBC Antiques Roadshow.

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We're looking back over a thousand years of action-packed history at Warwick Castle in the heart of Middle England. This medieval fortress, complete with battlements and dungeons, is situated in Shakespeare country, barely a ten-mile drive from Stratford-Upon-Avon. 

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This week, we are veering slightly off our normal track to take a look at a food of British origin. 

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May 14, 2021 29 min

In Hampshire and Dorset in the south of England, we explore the country's most visited national park. It's a wild and beautiful place where the locals, ponies, cattle and even pigs roam free under obscure common laws that date back to feudal times. We met up with Anthony Climpson who is the boss of the tourist enterprise, Go New Forest.

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May 8, 2021 21 min

Di Luden is Executive Director for the Community Conservation Fund Africa (CCFA)  and one of her projects has been to rehome honeybees. The charity has already rehomed over 150 beehives across Mantis eco-estates within the Eastern Cape – creating a habitat for around 11 million bees. The CCFA educates members of local communities about the importance of bees and their critical role in the environment and  offers training in the art...

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Oscar Wood of Seenaryo transforms education and equips refugees in Lebanon and Jordan with the tools for the future.

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This week, we're exploring the high octane and sometimes dangerous world of powerboat racing. Daisy Coleman and her brother Sam are the reigning P1 world champions. 

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April 16, 2021 30 min

When Claire Copeman married a Welshman, she gave up her marketing job across the border in England and the couple decided to bring the world of adventure to Wales. It all began with mountain biking.

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April 9, 2021 31 min

We decided to celebrate our one year podcast anniversary with a look back at a dozen of our favourite episodes. Of course, there are 55 incredibly varied episodes you can listen to, 56 if you include this one!

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This week we're exploring the extremes of travel as opposed to traditional organised holidays. Unquestionably, Tom Morgan is our most eccentric and daredevil traveller to date. 

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He's never happier than when he finds himself astride an elephant in India or paddling a dugout canoe in the South American rainforest, or shooting rapids in the crocodile-infested waters of the Nile.

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Geraldine’s idea of a little light, adrenaline-fuelled recreation is to climb one of Europe's highest peaks and then dive off it in a wing suit at speeds of up to 180 kilometers per hour. 


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March 12, 2021 32 min

All you really need is a pair of Speedos, goggles, a hat and the ability to swim a few kilometres in the warm waters of the Mediterranean or the Caribbean or perhaps a rather chilly North Atlantic Ocean. 

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