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Verbier in Summer – For Hiking, Golf and Mountain Biking

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Most people don't truly appreciate the glory of the Alps that's revealed when the snow melts, the cows leave their winter quarters and chew the cud in meadows and high pastures sprinkled with flowers. They also fight each other!

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The Dreaming Spires Of Oxford

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

When you visit, you need to be prepared for pelotons of bicycles, mostly not of the sporty type that you see in the Tour de France, but the ancient sit-up-and-beg variety with a basket for books on the front, and in the saddle an undergraduate in a hurry, or a don in a flowing black cloak.

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What Lies Beneath Frome

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

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 it has a long history dating back to Anglo Saxon times.

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Travels With A Cello

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

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.

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Bletchley Park: A Well-Kept Secret

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

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.

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Oxford’s Iconic Randolph Hotel

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

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 Carroll, Oscar Wilde and J.R.R. Tolkien visited.

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Living The Van Life

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week, we're on the road exploring the one sector of the travel industry that continues to explode in popularity across Europe.

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Thermae Bath Spa – A Fusion Of Old And New

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Thermae Bath 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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Music On A Train

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Cheryl B Engelhardt is a singer-songwriter who composed and recorded her latest album, The Passenger, on a train journey from New York City to Los Angeles.

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A New Podcast About Travel Podcasts

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Ted Cragg in Quebec makes podcast episodes about travel podcasts. His is called Travel Podcast The World.

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La Plagne By Train

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week we're going skiing to La Plagne and letting the train take the strain. Travelski is a brand new charter that takes snow lovers from St Pancras in Centre London to Moûtiers and Bourg St Maurice in the French Alps.

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Corvara In The Italian Dolomites

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

The Sella Ronda is one of those world-renowned but slightly mysterious ski circuits – but no one ever quite explains what it actually is, and indeed how good you have to be to be able to complete it.

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Jobs That Take You To Exotic Places

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Whether it's in a beach villa or a mountain chalet, Izzy Boland of WandrLust-Jobs.com helps people find their dream job.

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The Best Of Action Packed Travel 2021

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

We celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of a new one with a look back at a few of our favourite episodes.

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Cocktails At Christmas

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week, we're raising our glasses in celebration of the Christmas spirit, and who best to do it with than the cocktail king himself.

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The Best December Snow In History

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week we're in the French ski resort of Val d’Isère, which opened its lift system at the end of November for the first time since March 2020.

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Lacock: The Birthplace Of Photography

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week we're in the village of Lacock and this quaint medieval community might seem rather familiar.

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The Rebirth Of Andermatt

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

The Swiss village of Andermatt is undergoing a major transformation into a world-class year-round destination.

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Saving Snowsports With EcoSki

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Rachael Westbrook provides solutions for skiers and snowboarders so they can continue to do what they love.

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The Secret Gardens Of Somerset

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

The Newt has established itself as a world leader on a stage that is already strewn with hotel perfection. We discover just how good can great can get on this exalted scale of accommodation, ambience, natural surroundings and overall cultural experience.

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Chilled-Out Luxury Ski Holidays

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Consensio do the ski holiday at a slightly different level to everyone else – it's the level of luxury and service, but also the fact that it's totally bespoke and tailored to whatever guests want.

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The New Ski Train To The Alps

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Don't want to fly? This winter sees the re-introduction of a direct ski train to six resorts.

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A Modern-Day Horse Nomad

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Jess Isbrecht describes herself as a horse nomad who travels full time with her partner Byron and their horses, Mackenzie and River. She hosts the Happy Trails podcast and has a blog called Ride+Climb.

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Will Community Tourism Have A Positive Impact?

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Leah Whitfield of G Adventures explains that if you're travelling, you need to have a positive impact on the local people whose homes you're effectively going to stay in, and realise that you can have an incredible experience but also help change lives at the other end

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How To Work In The Frenetic World Of Travel PR

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Lynsey Devon of Heaven Publicity tells us about creating the images for hotels and tour operators, resorts and even whole countries

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How To Live An Offbeat Life As A Digital Nomad

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Digital nomads are enterprising business people who travel the world with a laptop, settling wherever takes their fancy for days or for months at a time before moving on to fresh horizons.

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Glamping at Marston Park in Somerset

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

For people who don't know the word, glamping is glamorous camping where you can stay in nature, but without the basic hardships that usually accompany a night in a tent.

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Action Woman at Action Packed Travel

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

'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 Great Blue Hole in Belize.

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Time Well Spent On The Ultimate Holiday

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

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 the Air Charter Company.

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The Best Ski Solutions For This Winter

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

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

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

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 McLean. But how safe is it?

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Tales From Blenheim Palace

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

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 1704 and was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

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The Amazing Giraffe Manor in Kenya

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

It's been dubbed the most Instagrammed hotel in the world and we can see why. At certain times of the 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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How to Spend the Day at Warwick Castle

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

We're looking back over a thousand years of action-packed history at Warwick Castle in the heart of Middle England.

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The Home of Traditional Cheddar Cheese

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

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

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Secrets of the New Forest

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

In Hampshire and Dorset in the south of England, we explore the country's most visited national park. It's a wild and beautiful place where the locals, ponies, cattle and even pigs roam free under obscure common laws that date back to feudal times.

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Saving Bees in South Africa

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Di Luden is Executive Director for the Community Conservation Fund Africa (CCFA) and one of her projects has been to rehome honeybees in South Africa.

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Theatre and Play for Refugee Children in The Middle East

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Oscar Wood of Seenaryo transforms education and equips refugees in Lebanon and Jordan with the tools for the future.

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Powerboat Racing with Daisy and Sam Coleman

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week, we're exploring the high octane and sometimes dangerous world of powerboat racing. Daisy Coleman and her brother Sam are the reigning P1 world champions.

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Wild Adventures in Wales

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

When Claire married a Welshman, she gave up her marketing job across the border in England and the couple decided to bring the world of adventure to Wales. It all began with mountain biking.

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A Travel Podcast One Year On

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

We decided to celebrate our one year podcast anniversary with a look back at a dozen of our favourite episodes. Of course, there are a lot more...

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The Misadventures of the Adventurists

Hosted ByLouise Hall

Here we're exploring the extremes of travel – as opposed to traditional organised holidays. Unquestionably, Tom Morgan is our most eccentric and daredevil traveller to date.

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Legendary Explorer: John Blashford-Snell

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This octogenarian is never happier than when he finds himself astride an elephant in India or paddling a dugout canoe in the South American rainforest, or shooting rapids in the crocodile-infested waters of the Nile.

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Geraldine Fasnacht: On a Wing and a Prayer

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Geraldine’s idea of a little light, adrenaline-fuelled recreation is to climb one of Europe's highest peaks and then dive off it in a wing suit.

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Open Water Swimming with Simon Murie

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

All you really need is a pair of Speedos, goggles, a hat and the ability to swim a few kilometres in the warm waters of the Mediterranean or the Caribbean or perhaps a rather chilly North Atlantic Ocean.

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Matilda Temperley, Action Woman Behind The Lens

Hosted ByLouise Hall

The top fashion and reportage photographer and worldwide adventurer started out as a scientist in Africa before switching careers.

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Warren Smith: Ski Instructor to the Stars and Royals

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

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

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

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

Hosted ByLouise Hall

British rower, Frances Houghton's 21-year-quest for gold. During an illustrious career, she was four times world champion, picked up three Olympic silver medals and, astonishingly, took part in no less than five Olympic Games.

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Dan Egan: Extreme Skiing Pioneer

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

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

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John-Paul Flintoff: An Eventful Life

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

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

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

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

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Food And Travel With Sarah Barrell

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Award-winning writer, Sarah Barrell, reports on her journeys around the world in just about every publication in the UK.

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How To Overcome Language Barriers

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Language is still a huge obstacle for people deciding to travel. Brenden Kumarasamy, founder of MasterTalk, helps you cross the barrier.

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Globetotting – A Travel Blog That Explores The World With Kids

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week, we're taking a look at travelling with children and making a living out of it.

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Everything You Want To Know About The Roman City Of Bath

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

What did Jane Austen and the Roman emperor, Claudius, have in common? The answer is: a love of bathwater.

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Skiing With Peter and Felice

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week we’re doing something a bit different. We were guests on Talking Travel with Wendy, a podcast based in Alabama in the USA.

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Inside The World Of Horse Racing

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week, we're exploring the world of horses with Colin Cameron, who has an intimate knowledge of studs and racecourses across the globe.

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What You Should Know About Water-To-Go

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Back in 2002, the United Nations adopted water as a basic human right. But sadly, the fact is that millions still don't have easy access to clean drinking water.

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Are We Going Skiing This Winter?

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

With the vaccine on the horizon, hopes rise for the ski season.

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Explorer Tom Avery: North Pole, South Pole And Verbier

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Tom Avery has always been infatuated by snow – be that getting up a mountain, skiing down the other side, driving dog teams through the snow, or using ice axes and crampons to climb up a snowy peak.

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Mystery At Wookey Hole

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Where better to be spooked than Wookey Hole in the scenic Mendip Hills in the west of England?

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VickyFlipFlop, Travel Blogger

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

How about wandering around the world and writing for your own publication with no demanding editors apart from yourself? This week we're exploring the solitary world of travel blogging.

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Tee Time With Golfer, Farhad Heydari 

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week, we’re talking golf with the editor of NetJets Magazine and the founder and CEO of House of Heydari. Having covered the game professionally and been around it since childhood, he explains why it is more than just a game.

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Lyme Regis, Star Of Ammonite

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

A release of a new movie, Ammonite, based on the life of Mary Anning, is about to thrust the town into the limelight once again.

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Mark Palmer, Newspaper Travel Editor

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week, we're talking to Mark Palmer, travel editor of The Daily Mail, the UK's largest print daily with a digital edition that measures its readership around the world in multimillions.

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Fly Fishing – From Trout To Trevally

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Peter McLeod's career as an extreme fly fishing expert has taken him from India and the Seychelles to Sudan and Christmas Island in search of fish.

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The Good Life: Escaping To Cornwall

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

For all of us in 2020, the world has been turned upside down. But one family had already started a new life.

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Everything You Need to Know About Ski Clinics In Val d’Isère

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

We want to tell you about some rather special ski clinics in Val d'Isère that we run at the start of each European ski season.

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A Complete Guide to Stonehenge

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week, we're on the road, exploring the great Neolithic monument at Stonehenge.

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Saving Elephants And Climbing Everest With Holly Budge

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Skydiving, mountaineering and saving elephants may seem like strange bedfellows, but not for Holly Budge.

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The Most Unusual Ski Season In A Hundred Years

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week, we're taking a look at the future shape of ski holidays in the uncharted new world in which we now find ourselves. So this winter, will we be wearing face masks and skiing two metres apart?

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From Nigeria To The USA: A Cultural Journey

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Nosa Iyare is an inspirational man who emigrated from Nigeria to the United States and launched his own hugely successful podcast.

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The Most Expensive Seaside Property In The World

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

We discover the imposing, residential street that mysteriously claims the fourth most expensive property prices on the planet.

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Sustainable Travel With Francisca Kellett

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week we're talking to top travel writer and editor, Francisca Kellett about her extraordinary career. She describes herself as 'an eco nut and hotel junkie who spends more time than is strictly necessary in Africa.'

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Why Winchester Is Great

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

The small and beautiful city of Winchester in Hampshire lies just about one hour from London to the southwest by train and about the same if you're driving.

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A Solo Hiking Adventure

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Stephanie Hunt has spent the last three decades travelling around the world, skiing, sailing, and her latest exploit: hiking the 2,650-mile length of the west coast of the USA.

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7 Marathons 7 Days 7 Continents

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week we're talking to a self-confessed British sports fanatic, Rob Bell, a keen marathon runner who took on the ultimate challenge.

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Minty Clinch: Age Is No Barrier To Adventure

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

For the past 30 years, Minty Clinch has ventured on horseback to some of the wildest corners of the world.

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Cycling To Australia With A Cricket Bat

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

We’re celebrating English eccentricity at its very best and talking to cricket fan and cyclist, Oli Broom, who pedalled his way from London to Australia to watch the Ashes.

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Meet Top Movie Stuntman, Glenn Marks

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

In this episode we're talking to someone who is the very essence of action packed over the past three decades.

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Travel The World With Wendy

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week we’re talking to Wendy Payne whose own podcast, Travel with Wendy, is a bit like an American version of ActionPacked Travel.

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Extreme Travel Dreams

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Jimmy Carroll with his business partner, Geordie McKay, turns your wildest and most extreme travel dreams into reality, with superyacht voyages to the end of the earth, intrepid journeys into deserts, jungles, polar regions and the depths of the ocean.

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How To Become A Travel Writer With Sean Newsom

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Sean Newsom writes mainly for The Sunday Times, travelling the world in summer and winter in search of extreme action and adventure.

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A Gem Of A Life With Joanna Hardy

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Joanna Hardy is an independent fine jewellery specialist and a regular on the BBC Antiques Roadshow. She is a former diamond dealer and auctioneer and travels around the world for her work.

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Exploring The Planet With George Bullard

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

He's swum, sailed, kayaked and walked across giant swathes of the globe in aid of scientific research or just plain adventure.

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On Safari With Alice In Africa

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Alice Gully has floated and hiked, scrambled and flitted all over the wonderful continent in search of the best places and the best adventures.

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Konrad Bartelski: From Ski Racer To Photographer

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

The former British alpine ski racer had a career change when he became a professional photographer.

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Train Journeys – The Future For International Travel?

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

We talk to loco expert Daniel Elkan. His Snowcarbon website encourages you to explore a more comfortable and environmentally-friendly way to reach destinations in mainland Europe.

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The Hot-Air Balloon Man

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Daredevil adventurer and expedition leader, Peter Mason, organised the first hot-air balloon flight over Mt Everest.

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Sudi The Foodie

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

Sudi Pigott describes herself as a discerningly greedy, ever curious journalist with more than 20 years experience writing on food, restaurants and travel.

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Pedalling The Dream in Southeast Asia

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week, we're talking to Linda and Paul O'Halloran who took the ultimate sabbatical cycling across Southeast Asia.

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Peter James: A Life of Crime

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week we've flown, virtually, to Jersey to talk to intrepid traveller Peter James. Peter is Britain's bestselling crime writer and creator of Brighton's Detective Superintendent Roy Grace

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Arnie Wilson: The Man Who Has Skied More Resorts Than Anyone Else

Hosted ByPeter & Felice

This week we're skiing, or rather talking about it, with veteran skier writer Arnie Wilson. For many years, he was ski correspondent of the Financial Times, and he's the man who knows more about ski resorts than anyone else on the planet

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