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What Lies Beneath Frome

Have you ever thought about what lies beneath your feet, under the pavement, under the road? This week, we're going underground to explore a network of mysterious tunnels hidden beneath the ancient Somerset town of Frome. It is 20 minutes south of Bath, and...

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Travels With A Cello

Contemporary classical cellist, Eva Boecker, is one of 19 soloists from 9 countries who plays with Ensemble Modern. Every year the group performs about 100 concerts in Europe and worldwide. The Hacked GymApplying teachings of Behavioral Economics & Psychology toward your health & fitness...

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Bletchley Park: A Well-Kept Secret

This week we're at Bletchley Park, the country mansion 35 minutes by train northwest of London, where Alan Turing and his team of cryptanalysts cracked the complicated codes of the German Enigma machine.  Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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Oxford’s Iconic Randolph Hotel

Inspector Morse is the most famous TV show that was filmed in Oxford, and Colin Dexter, who used to sit in the hotel's Morse Bar penning his latest novel,  would often write the Randolph into his stories.  Freddie Mercury did  a concert here, Lewis...

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Living The Van Life

This week, we're on the road exploring the one sector of the travel industry that has absolutely thrived throughout the pandemic and now continues to explode in popularity across Europe. 

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Bath Thermae Spa – A Fusion Of Old And New

Barth Thermae Spa in the Roman city of Bath is in a building that looks not only to the past, but also to the future. 

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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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