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The Van Life Revisited

We're on the road exploring a thriving sector of the travel industry that continues to explode in popularity across Europe.  Music © Barney and Izzi Hardy 

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Wild Skiing in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan

Untamed Borders sets out to satisfy the hunger of that rare breed of traveller who's already been to the far corners of the earth, got the T-shirt but still wants more.  Music: © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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Chefs, Cars and Skiing

This week, we're talking to travel guru, Amin Momen, whose London-based company Momentum Ski organises bespoke holidays.  Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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The Tennis Champion Who Escaped the Nazis

This week, we're in Vienna for an unusual episode of Action Packed Travel – unusual because our principal guest is Felice herself. She's just published a book about her grandparents' dramatic escape from Vienna to London on the eve of World War II. 

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Cycling From Antarctic To Arctic

Chris and his girlfriend Phoebe are in the saddle, for what you might describe by any standards as a rather long bike ride. Music: © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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Thermae Bath Spa – A Fusion Of Old And New

With the sunny weather outside, we felt it was time to republish this episode about Bath Thermae Spa. Bath in the southwest of England is famous for its Roman baths. In its Regency heyday, the supposedly curative waters attracted the cream of British society…and...

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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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