ActionPacked

ActionPacked

Welcome to ActionPacked! Our podcast features amazing travel experiences...without having to go anywhere. The episodes have 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. More 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.... Show More

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July 31, 2020 24 min

This week we're talking to top travel writer and editor, Francisca Kellett about her extraordinary career. She describes herself as 'an eco nut and hotel junkie who spends more time than is strictly necessary in Africa.'

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July 25, 2020 19 min

The small and beautiful city of Winchester in Hampshire lies just about one hour from London to the southwest by train and about the same if you're driving.

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July 17, 2020 34 min

Stephanie Hunt has spent the last three decades travelling around the world, skiing, sailing, and her latest exploit: hiking the 2,650-mile length of the west coast of the USA.

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July 14, 2020 5 min

Eurostar has cancelled its service to the French Alps for next winter.

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July 10, 2020 26 min

This week we're talking to a self-confessed British sports fanatic, Rob Bell, a keen marathon runner who took on the ultimate challenge.

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For the past 30 years, travel writer Minty Clinch has ventured on horseback to some of the wildest corners of the world. 

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We’re celebrating English eccentricity at its very best and talking to cricket fan and cyclist, Oli Broom, who pedalled his way from London to Australia to watch the Ashes. 

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June 19, 2020 48 min

In this episode, we're talking to someone who is the very essence of action packed over the past three decades. 

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June 13, 2020 26 min

This week we’re talking to Wendy Payne whose own podcast, Travel with Wendy, is a bit like an American version of ActionPacked Travel. 

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June 5, 2020 31 min

Jimmy Carroll with his business partner, Geordie Mackay-Lewis, turns your wildest and most extreme travel dreams into reality, with superyacht voyages to the end of the earth, intrepid  journeys to deserts, jungles, polar regions and the ocean.

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Sean Newsom writes mainly for The Sunday Times, travelling the world in summer and winter in search of extreme action and adventure.

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May 25, 2020 48 min

She's been a jewellery expert on the BBC Antiques Road Show for 14 years, as well as pursuing a career as one of the world's leading authorities on jewellery and precious stones like rubies, diamonds and emeralds. 

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He's swum, sailed, kayaked and walked across giant swathes of the globe in aid of scientific research or just plain adventure.

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May 11, 2020 33 min

Alice Gully has floated and hiked, scrambled and flitted all over the wonderful continent in search of the best places and the best adventures.

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The former British alpine ski racer had a career change when he became a professional photographer.

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Where do we go from here with international travel? Could it be that trains, not planes, will now take the strain? 

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April 19, 2020 25 min

Daredevil adventurer, and expedition leader, Peter Mason, organised the first hot-air balloon flight over Mt Everest.

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April 11, 2020 17 min

Sudi Pigott describes herself as a discerningly greedy, ever-curious journalist writing on food, restaurants and travel.

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This week we're talking to Paul and Linda O'Halloran who cycled 7,000 kilometres across Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

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March 27, 2020 45 min

Peter James is the UK's best-selling crime writer. He has written 35 novels including the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series. He skis, plays tennis and is a keen motor racer.

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