Action Packed Travel

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One of our favourite episodes was number 17 – which was called 7 Marathons  7 Days  7 Continents. We interviewed Rob Bell, who took on the ultimate endurance challenge.Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy 
One of our favourite episodes is an interview with Oli Broom, who cycled on an overladen bicycle from London to BrisbaneMusic © Barney & Izzi Hardy 
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 chan
Lynsey Devon of Heaven Publicity tells us about creating the images of hotels and tour operators,  resorts and even whole countriesMusic © Barney & Izzi Hardy 
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. Music: ©Barney & Izzi Hardy 
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. Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy 
'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
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 
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.
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?Music © Barney & Izzi Har
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.
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 se
It's been dubbed the most Instagrammed hotel in the world and we can see why. At certain times of day, giraffes are everywhere with heads popping up on balconies and at the breakfast table, helping themselves to your toast and cornflakes. Music
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 
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
This week, we are veering slightly off our normal track to take a look at a food of British origin. Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy 
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 ti
Di Luden is Executive Director for the Community Conservation Fund Africa (CCFA)  and one of her projects has been to rehome honeybees. The charity has already rehomed over 150 beehives across Mantis eco-estates within the Eastern Cape – creati
Oscar Wood of Seenaryo transforms education and equips refugees in Lebanon and Jordan with the tools for the future.Music © Barney and Izzi Hardy 
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. Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy
When Claire Copeman 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.Music @ Barney & Izzi Hardy
We decided to celebrate our one year podcast anniversary with a look back at a dozen of our favourite episodes. Of course, there are 55 incredibly varied episodes you can listen to, 56 if you include this one!Music @ Barney and Izzi Hardy
This week 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. Music @ Barney and Izzi Hardy Water-To-Go For Clean Drinking Water
He's 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.Music @ Barney and Izzi Hardy
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 at speeds of up to 180 kilometers per hour. Music @ Barney and Izzi Hardy
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