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The Secret Gardens Of Somerset

The Newt has established itself as a world leader on a stage that is already strewn with hotel perfection. We discover just how good great can get on this exalted scale of accommodation, ambience, natural surroundings and overall cultural experience

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Peter Hardy: From War Reporter To Ski Writer

Co-host and producer of Action Packed Travel, Peter Hardy, was a guest of Iain Martin's on The Ski Podcast

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Chilled-Out Luxury Ski Holidays

Consensio do the ski holiday at a slightly different level to everyone else –  it's the level of luxury and service, but also the fact that it's totally bespoke and tailored to whatever guests want.  Music: © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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The New Ski Train To The Alps

Don't want to fly? This winter sees the re-introduction of a direct ski train to six resorts. Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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A Modern-Day Horse Nomad

Jess Isbrecht  describes herself as a horse nomad who travels full time with her partner Byron and their horses, Mackenzie and River. She hosts the Happy Trails podcast and has a blog called Ride+Climb. Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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The Marathon Man

One of our favourite episodes was number 17 – which was called 7 Marathons  7 Days  7 Continents. We interviewed Rob Bell, who took on the ultimate endurance challenge. Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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The travel podcast from Peter and Felice Hardy

Welcome to ActionPacked, the travel podcast. Our idea for this podcast came about a few months ago, before the world as we know it changed.

‘Should we carry on or mothball it?’ We wondered. Hell no, let’s go for it. So we launched on Friday 13th March 2020. But instead of making it travel with a holiday angle, for now we’re featuring a series of interviews with fascinating people who have done amazing things.

Some of the interviews might not seem to be directly related to travel, but all of the people we’ve spoken to have been inspired by their journeys.

Together 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, shopping…and a whole lot more. 

Each week, ActionPacked gives us the opportunity to share with you on the show some of these great experiences and the amazing people we meet along the way. You can find out much more about us here on actionpackedtravel.com. 

We’ll regularly be posting links and transcripts of our shows and a load of detailed information here about the holidays, the places, and the activities that we mention. How to get there, where to stay, what it costs, and other useful stuff. 

To us the winter and spring months means lots of skiing – it’s our premier profession, but life’s not just all about going downhill. We also like sunny beaches, crazy cities and the call of the wild.

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We’re UK-based travel and skiing journalists, editors and podcasters, working in print, online and broadcast.
Peter is co-editor of the ski information website Welove2ski and is Ski Correspondent of British national newspaper The Telegraph. He has skied since he first went to Lech as a child on a family holiday and has since been to some 520 resorts around the world. His 20-year career as a foreign correspondent took him to hotspots across the world and from it he developed a passion for travel. Favourite places include: Val d’Isere, the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda and Chile’s Lake District.

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