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Action Woman at Action Packed Travel

'For a few seconds, you don't know whether you're upside down or inside out,' says Louise Hall, who jumped out of a plane for the first time last week. She has also been ice-swimming, climbed and skied Mont Blanc, walked to the North Pole, and dived the Blue Hole in Belize.

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Time Well Spent On The Ultimate Holiday

This week's episode is about time and travel – not time travel, but how to spend your leisure time. We spoke to bestselling author, James Wallman, and to Gavin Copus of Air Charter Service. Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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The Best Ski Solutions for This Winter

We asked ski industry specialist, Craig Burton, what the ski situation is in the world at present and whether we will be able to go skiing this winter.

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Colombia Is Cool

This week we're in Colombia or to be more exact, in the Coffee Region, the fruit bowl of this enchanting and ever-surprising South American country where we're talking to New Zealander, Bruce McLain. But how safe is it?

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Fly Fishing Revisited

We've revisited our popular episode, Fly Fishing: From Trout to Trevally. Peter McLeod's career as an extreme fly fishing expert has taken him from India and the Seychelles to Sudan and Christmas Island. Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy.

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Tales From Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is set in thousands of acres of rolling parkland outside the village of Woodstock in Oxfordshire. It's bigger than Buckingham Palace, but it's also privately owned by the family that built it over 300 years ago. It's been the seat of the Dukes of Marlborough since 1794 and was the birthplace of Sir…

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The Amazing Giraffe Manor in Kenya

It's been dubbed the most Instagrammed hotel in the world and we can see why. At certain times a day, giraffes are everywhere with heads popping up on balconies and at the breakfast table, helping themselves to your toast and cornflakes. 

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Joanna Hardy, the Jewellery Expert

Too good to miss…we've giving one of our favourite episodes another airing. Joanna is one of the world's leading experts on jewellery and one of the leading lights on the BBC Antiques Roadshow. Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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How to Spend the Day at Warwick Castle

We're looking back over a thousand years of action-packed history at Warwick Castle in the heart of Middle England. This medieval fortress, complete with battlements and dungeons, is situated in Shakespeare country, barely a ten-mile drive from Stratford-Upon-Avon. 

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The Home of Traditional Cheddar Cheese

This week, we're veering slightly off our normal track to take a look at a food of British origin. 

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