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Warren Smith: Ski Instructor to the Stars and Royals

The legendary freeride skier runs his ski academy in Verbier in Switzerland and in Cervinia in Italy, where he fixes those parts of your ski technique that you simply can’t fix on your own.

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Brown Bears In The Pyrenees

Penny Walker fell in love with the region and emigrated from her native Yorkshire. She now lives in a remote hamlet on the French side of the mountains.

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Learnings From Five Olympic Games

British rowing star, Frances Houghton’s 21-year quest for Gold.

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Dan Egan: Extreme Skiing Pioneer

Dan’s one of the greatest stars of American extreme skiing, and for the past 30 years he’s been jumping off cluffs and making first descents of impossibly steep mountains all over the world.

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Jean-Paul Flintoff: An Eventful Life

This week, we’re talking to a remarkable writer, artist, public speaker, master of the arts at large.

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Travels With The Hungry Cyclist

Tom Kaval-Davies has managed to carve a highly successful career for himself out of his twin passions, cycling and eating.

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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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