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Welcome to Action Packed Travel! Our podcast features amazing travel stories...without having to go anywhere. The episodes are interviews with people who've been inspired by their adventures. They're also full of information and useful links, all of which you can find on our Show Notes. Our podcast can be used for future travel ideas and plans for the days when we can explore the world again! About us: we're Felice & Peter Hardy and 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…and a whole lot more. We've had lots of favourable reviews, such as: "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."

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Welcome to Action Packed Travel! Our podcast features amazing travel stories...without having to go anywhere. The episodes are interviews with people who've been inspired by their adventures. They're also full of information and useful links, all of which you can find on our Show Notes. Our podcast can be used for future travel ideas and plans for the days when we can explore the world again! About us: we're Felice & Peter Hardy and 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…and a whole lot more. We've had lots of favourable reviews, such as: "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."

Language:

English

Contact:

+44 (0)7827 445127


Episodes
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The Secret Resort of Le Grand-Bornand

3/24/2024
Le Grand-Bornand is not a name like Morzine or Chamonix that trips easily off the tongue when we mention skiing, but it's typically and traditionally French.

Duration:00:23:42

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North American Dream in the French Alps

2/6/2024
It's the twentieth anniversary of Arc 1950. The resort began as the idea of Canadian resort developer, Intrawest, creator of Mont-Tremblant in Quebec and manager of some 20 other resorts in North America – from Whistler to Mammoth. Music: © Barney & Izzi Hardy

Duration:00:19:36

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Wild Travels In Africa and Asia

1/2/2024
This week we're talking to someone who specialises in creating holidays that are entirely different – taking you to places you probably thought were out of bounds to all tourists.

Duration:00:21:07

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From Fjord to Snowfield

12/2/2023
We caught up with Rory Dixon who organises skiing-touring trips off a boat in Norway and Greenland, life-changing adventures to distant corners of the world. Music: © Barney & Izzi Hardy

Duration:00:21:42

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Jess the Horse Nomad

11/27/2023
Jess Isbrecht is a digital nomad who travels full time with her horses. Music: © Barney & Izzi Hardy

Duration:00:17:09

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The World's Most Travelled Man

11/5/2023
Harry Mitsidis has travelled to every country in the world, at least twice. He's the founder of a website called NomadMania. Music: © Barney & Izzi Hardy

Duration:00:31:51

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Walking to the South Pole

10/27/2023
To discover a little of what former Royal Marine, Sam Cox, will experience living alone at -30°C, podcaster Peter Hardy spends time in an industrial freezer. Music: © Barney & Izzi Hardy

Duration:00:23:03

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An American in Paris

9/28/2023
No, not the 1951 movie starring Gene Kelly and Lesley Caron... Jay Swanson moved from the USA and now lives in Paris where he calls himself: 'a YouTuber, writer, and puppy wrangler.' He publishes a guide to the city called Paris in my Pocket. Music: © Barney & Izzi Hardy

Duration:00:33:15

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The Van Life Revisited

9/9/2023
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

Duration:00:25:43

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Wild Skiing in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan

8/27/2023
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

Duration:00:28:31

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Chefs, Cars and Skiing

8/15/2023
This week, we're talking to travel guru, Amin Momen, whose London-based company Momentum Ski organises bespoke holidays. Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy

Duration:00:28:39

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Extreme Travel Dreams

7/17/2023
Turn your wildest travel dreams into reality, with superyacht voyages to the end of the earth, intrepid journeys to deserts, jungles, polar regions and the oceans. Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy

Duration:00:31:19

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The Tennis Champion Who Escaped the Nazis

7/1/2023
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. Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy

Duration:00:27:32

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Cycling From Antarctic To Arctic

6/21/2023
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

Duration:00:32:16

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Thermae Bath Spa – A Fusion Of Old And New

5/28/2023
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 of course, Jane Austen. 2,000 years later, the waters were re-harnessed in the magnificent thermal spa located just a soap bath's throw away from the original. Music: © Barney & Izzi Hardy

Duration:00:21:28

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Travels With The Hungry Cyclist

5/19/2023
Tom Kevill-Davies has managed to carve a highly successful career for himself out of his twin passions, cycling and eating. Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy

Duration:00:28:25

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The Future Of European Skiing

5/9/2023
Only a handful of ski resorts in the Alps will in future offer reliable snow cover throughout the season. These include Val d'Isere, Tignes and Val Thorens in France, Cervinia in Italy, and Zermatt in Switzerland – not forgetting the Austrian glaciers.

Duration:00:26:33

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The Ultimate Ski Chalets

4/24/2023
Globally, there's just a handful of specialist operators who look after their guests on this giddy level. London-based Consensio is the leader of the pack.

Duration:00:28:03

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Music On A Train

4/12/2023
Cheryl B Engelhardt is a singer-songwriter who composed and recorded her album, Passenger, on a train journey from New York City to Los Angeles. Music: © Barney & Izzi Hardy

Duration:00:29:36

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Sea and Ski With Melody Sky

4/3/2023
Action woman extraordinary – mountain and ocean photographer, skier and freediver, Melody lives her life on the edge. Music: © Barney & Izzi Hardy

Duration:00:26:49