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Jobs That Take You To Exotic Places

Whether it's in a beach villa or a mountain chalet, Izzy Boland of WandrLust helps people find their dream job.  Music ©Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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Ski Instructor To The Stars

Warren Smith is one of our favourite ski gurus, so we decided to revisit this episode from last year. Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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The Best Of Action Packed Travel 2021

We celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of a new one with a look back at a few of our favourite episodes. 

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Cocktails For Christmas

This week, we're raising our glasses in celebration of the Christmas spirit.  Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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The Best December Snow In History

This week we're in the French ski resort of Val d'Isere, which opened its lift system at the end of November for the first time since March 2020. 

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A Solo Hiking Adventure Revisited

We were so impressed by Stephanie Hunt's achievements that we have decided to re-run the episode of July 2020. Yes, she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail on her own – that's the 2,650-mile length of the west coast of the USA

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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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