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January 2021

A new year and we thought 2021 would be one to celebrate the end of Covid and that we might be travelling again, skiing in the Alps, but that was not to be. We hope that this year will bring an end to it, albeit later than we’d hoped. Meanwhile at Action Packed Travel, we’ve…

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December 2020

December was the end of our first year of podcasting, and it’s gone pretty well. But this hasn’t been an easy time for anyone, with Covid. Then, in the UK, the final day of the year meant Brexit. But we won’t dwell on that. Our December episodes included a visit in person (between lockdowns) to…

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November 2020

November is the last month of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, the leaves are coming off the trees, it’s getting colder and the days are shorter…so why not dream of travel to warmer – or even colder – climates, sandy beaches, snowy peaks, exotic cities. This month we visited the North and Sole Pole with…

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October 2020

October saw one of our biggest three episodes, in terms of downloads: Mark Palmer, Newspaper Travel Editor. The Daily Mail might not be everyone’s newspaper of choice, but it can’t be denied that its online version is one of the biggest newspaper websites in the world. We then thought that, as well as having a…

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September 2020

September is the month that contains our two biggest podcast episodes ever – in terms of downloads – A Complete Guide To Stonehenge and Fly Fishing – From Trout To Trevally. Why are these two so much bigger than any other (an exception is our very first episode, The Man Who Has Skied More Resorts…

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August 2020

So far we’ve had 76 five-star ratings on Apple iTunes in the UK, and 79 in the USA, but “What an interesting and diverse world you are opening up for us in a nicely laid back way. Very informative and some are also wonderful archive material,” is definitely the loveliest quote we’ve had from anyone…

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July 2020

On the last day of July, when lockdown and travel is as unsure as ever, we have now recorded our first episode on location. It was in our home town of Winchester, so that wasn’t too difficult, and we’re going to be doing others in the UK. We’re not able to go further afield, as…

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June 2020

This month we did something new – we went on someone else’s podcast. We met Wendy Payne from Travel With Wendy on the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook and decided to do a swap – so we interviewed Wendy for our podcast and then she interviewed us. But Wendy doesn’t only have a podcast, she…

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May 2020

ActionPacked has now been going for 90 days since we started, and we’ve had almost 2,000 downloads last time I looked, in 29 different countries worldwide. Each person listens for an average of 30 minutes per episode, and our subjects have ranged from safaris to winter sports, jewellery to crime writing. Some of these might…

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April 2020

Welcome to our second month of ActionPacked. Last month we started with a man who’d skied around the world, and Britain’s no 1 crime writer. This month we’ve spoken to a food writer, a couple who cycled across Southeast Asia, a hot-air balloonist who flew over the Niagara Falls, and a railway expert. We can’t…

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