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The Most Expensive Seaside Property In The World
Aug 7 • 20 min
We discover the imposing, residential street that mysteriously claims the fourth most expensive property prices on the planet.
Sustainable Travel With Francisca Kellett
Jul 31 • 24 min
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.’
Why Winchester Is Great
Jul 25 • 19 min
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.
A Solo Hiking Adventure
Jul 17 • 34 min
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.
Save The Ski Train *BONUS EPISODE*
Jul 14 • 5 min
Eurostar has cancelled its service to the French Alps for next winter.
7 Marathons 7 Days 7 Continents
Jul 10 • 26 min
This week we’re talking to a self-confessed British sports fanatic, Rob Bell, a keen marathon runner who took on the ultimate challenge.
Minty Clinch: Age Is No Barrier To Adventure
Jul 3 • 29 min
For the past 30 years, travel writer Minty Clinch has ventured on horseback to some of the wildest corners of the world.
Cycling To Australia With A Cricket Bat
Jun 26 • 34 min
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.
Meet Top Movie Stuntman, Glenn Marks
Jun 19 • 48 min
In this episode, we’re talking to someone who is the very essence of action packed over the past three decades.
Travel The World With Wendy
Jun 13 • 26 min
This week we’re talking to Wendy Payne whose own podcast, Travel with Wendy, is a bit like an American version of ActionPacked Travel.
Extreme Travel Dreams
Jun 5 • 31 min
Jimmy Carroll with his business partner, Geordie Mackay-Lewis, turns your wildest and most extreme travel dreams into reality, with superyacht voyages to the end of the earth, intrepid journeys to deserts, jungles, polar regions and the ocean.
How To Become A Travel Writer With Sean Newsom
May 31 • 33 min
Sean Newsom writes mainly for The Sunday Times, travelling the world in summer and winter in search of extreme action and adventure.
A Gem Of A Life With Joanna Hardy
May 25 • 48 min
She’s been a jewellery expert on the BBC Antiques Road Show for 14 years, as well as pursuing a career as one of the world’s leading authorities on jewellery and precious stones like rubies, diamonds and emeralds.
Exploring The Planet With George Bullard
May 16 • 37 min
He’s swum, sailed, kayaked and walked across giant swathes of the globe in aid of scientific research or just plain adventure.
On Safari With Alice In Africa
May 11 • 33 min
Alice Gully has floated and hiked, scrambled and flitted all over the wonderful continent in search of the best places and the best adventures.
Konrad Bartelski: From Ski Racer To Photographer
May 3 • 27 min
The former British alpine ski racer had a career change when he became a professional photographer.
Train Journeys - The Future For European Travel?
Apr 25 • 29 min
Where do we go from here with international travel? Could it be that trains, not planes, will now take the strain?
The Hot-Air Balloon Man
Apr 19 • 25 min
Daredevil adventurer, and expedition leader, Peter Mason, organised the first hot-air balloon flight over Mt Everest.
Sudi The Foodie
Apr 11 • 17 min
Sudi Pigott describes herself as a discerningly greedy, ever-curious journalist writing on food, restaurants and travel.
Pedalling The Dream In Southeast Asia
Apr 5 • 44 min
This week we’re talking to Paul and Linda O’Halloran who cycled 7,000 kilometres across Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Peter James: A Life Of Crime
Mar 27 • 45 min
Peter James is the UK’s best-selling crime writer. He has written 35 novels including the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series. He skis, plays tennis and is a keen motor racer.
The Man Who Has Skied More Resorts Than Anyone Else
Mar 13 • 69 min
Arnie Wilson was ski correspondent of the Financial Times, and he knows more about ski resorts around the world than anyone else.