BBC Travel Broadcasts with Andy Mossack





BBC radio travel reviews 'Where in the World is Andy Mossack?


A fun and quirky series of live travel guides as The Travel Guru on The Late Show for BBC radio. I'm in a secret destination somewhere in the world giving out mysterious clues as to where I am and listeners are invited to ring in with their suggestions. When I finally reveal my location I get to talk a little about where I am and why I'm here. Great fun. Where in the world will I be next?


Tune in and find out!


St. Lucia
An island fought over by the French and English 14 times leaves a multi cultural legacy influenced in the language, the food and the traditions. Andy Mossack explores St. Lucia's northern and southern regions; drive-in volcanoes, stunning coastlines and of course plenty of rum!
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Ras al-Khaimah
The UAEs northernmost emirate, so long in the shadows of its more famous neighbours Dubai and Abu Dhabi, has quietly developed into a serious destination for tourists looking for a less hectic holiday. RAKs mountains, desert and glorious beaches offer a real UAE alternative, with plenty of sun of course, great hotels and exciting activities. Andy investigates the world's longest zip line and even has time to win a golf tournament!
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Le Touquet
Once dubbed "Paris by the Sea" because of the droves of rich and famous who came here in the 20s and 30s, the town still retains its elegance from those heady days. Join Andy as he takes a tour around Le Touquet in the footsteps of James Bond's creator Ian Fleming who lived here for a time and drew his inspiration for Casino Royale from the town's casino.
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The wonderful historic city of Girona may be tucked under the wings of Barcelona her bigger sister, but there is no escaping her beauty. Wonderful twisty streets and Romanesque architecture abounds here amid the culture and passion of Catalonia. Andy also has time to take a break at the nearby PGA Catalunya Golf resort too.
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Lake Como
Lake Como's beauty is stuff of legend and obviously the haunt of the rich and famous. But is there an affordable option too? Andy explores Como's sights and at the same time enjoys an all-inclusive hotel package.
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Amsterdam's stunning network of canals and her many musuems are the main magnets for tourists, but what about the diverse neighbourhoods surrounding the busy centre? Andy Mossack explores a less crowded and commercial side of the city.
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Right at the crossroads of Europe, Serbia has been a melting pot of cultures for centuries. With the Danube and Savva rivers on the doorstep, Serbia and it's capital Belgrade are well worth considering for a long weekend's very affordable, very lively with some of the best nightlife in Europe.
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Detroit and Michigan
Detroit's extraordinary renaissance is full steam ahead. A meeting with a Motown legend is unforgettable as is a drive across Michigan to its lakeside coast to Holland and the annual tulip festival.
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Saga Cruise around the Canary Islands and Azores
Andy finds his perceptions kicked into touch while on board Saga Pearl II cruising the Canary Islands and Azores. Active excusrions, whale and dolphin watching and gentlemen dancer partners for solo ladies. Who ever said a Saga cruise is for the sedentary?
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The Bailey Arctic Challenge in Finnish Lapland
The Bailey Arctic Challenge is driving two caravans and a motor home from Millbrook Bedfordshire to their Ivalo test tracks in northern Finland. After 2,500 miles, Andy joins the convoy in Oulu and shares in the fun with Ice Road driving, crossing the Arctic Circle line at Santa's Village and joining in the celebrations as the team finally reaches Ivalo.
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Santa Monica
With its miles of open beach front and famous wooden pier, Santa Monica is LA by the sea. Just 30 minutes from downtown LA, it is a town that's easy to walk around and even easier to bump into someone famous. The art deco Hotel Shangri-La has had its fair share of famous too, one of Santa Monica's most iconic buildings. Andy is joined by owner and long-time Santa Monica resident Tamie Adaya
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Is there an Orlando beyond the theme parks? Andy accepts the challenge and finds Orlando surprisingly full of theme park alternatives. Why spend a fortune to stand in lines all day when you can enjoy the delights of central Florida.
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Meribel, The Three Valleys
With over 600 kilometres of ski runs and 160 ski lifts the Three Valleys is the world's biggest skiing area. But France's Savoie region offers much more than just the pistes, with the delightful Chambéry and Aix les Bains there is much history and culinary pleasures to explore.
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Japan's attractions do not stop at Tokyo. Outside the capital lies some wonderful destinations and Andy explores the prefectures of Yamanashi and Kanagawa to visit Mount Fuji and indulge in wellness, hot springs and winemaking.
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The city once termed The Sleeping Beauty is now fully awake as a notable tourist destination. great wine of course, but with a new clean face, the extra-ordinary Water Mirror attraction and the stunning Cite du Vin wine museum, it is a city that must be visited. Andy walks on water and makes his own wine at Chateau Pape Clement.
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The city of brotherly love and liberty, Philadelphia's tax free shopping, arts,culture and great historical significance offers just as much attraction as New York. And Rocky of course!
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Amalfi, Italy
The glamorous and beautiful coastline of Amalfi has been the magnet for lovers, artists, photographers and writers for decades. But there are some other architectural wonders to explore too, and Andy Mossack this week finds himself in the Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel, formerly an ancient monastery built into the cliffs high above the town.
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Rovinj, Croatia
Often described as the belle of Istria, Rovinj is the perfect holiday town by the Adriatic. This delightful fishing town is getting ready to celebrate St. Euphemia Day and Andy Mossack is there, in the stunning Hotel Lone, to join in the fun.
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Andy explores the wild countryside of Languedoc-Roussillon in south west France. In particular the wonderful medieval city of Carcassonne and living like a local in the wonderful 12 century six bedroom Chateau Aragon perched at the summit of the charming hilltop village of Aragon.
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The gateway to the American west, Colorado is a state of mountains and prairies, with the Mile High city of Denver as its capital. Andy takes to the saddle on a dude ranch in Loveland, as well as exploring Denver and The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs.
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Grand Tour of Switzerland
The Grand Tour of Switzerland is a unique round trip by car or bike which links all of Switzerland's best tourist attractions without using motorways.The 1,600 kilometre route takes Andy through the four linguistic regions of Switzerland, German, Italian, French and Romanch meeting a huge cast of characters and some of the most striking scenery on Earth.
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Andy grabs an E Bike and takes to Menorca's countryside on a 6 day self guided biking tour around the island with Freewheel Holidays. A network lanes framed by dry stone walls, hidden coves, unspoiled beaches and plenty of welcoming Menorcan food and wine on hand to help ease the saddle sores!
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This week Andy takes a tour of three Emirates of the of UAE, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and of course Dubai, discovering more than just a playground for the jet set.
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What Nevis lacks in size,she more than makes up for in charm, hospitality and history. This is a Caribbean island of sugar cane plantations, swaying palms and where Lord Nelson met and married his wife Fanny. There's also a new kid in town, as the second Nevis Blues Festival hits the beach. A Where in the World first. Reggae meets Blues and Andy is loving it!
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Turning south away from Benidorm uncovers a land of orange and lemon groves, historical cities like Murcia and Cartagena and the veritable golfing oasis that is Las Colinas Golf & Country Club. Andy gets close up and friendly with some on site falcons as he explores the world south of Alicante.
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Portugal's Atlantic island has long been associated with fine fortified wines, tropical flowers and Lavada walks, and perhaps a reputation as a destination for senior citizens. These days the island has activities for all ages including canyoning, hiking and diving.
There is even a spot of tobogganing thrown in for good measure!
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France's second city, Lyon's historical significance as the centre of silk weaving brought wealth and riches enabling a stunning Renaissance old town between two great rivers. No less than 22 Michelin chefs are based here and of course, the Lumiere brothers created cinematic history right here.
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Umbria and Foligno
Umbria is no longer Tuscany's little sister, if anything it has more to offer visitors, with its historic hill top towns and villages, its delicious cuisine and its access to the stunning Apennine mountains
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Savoie Mont Blanc
A region covering two thirds of the French Alps with over 100 ski resorts including Chamonix, Corchevel and Val D'Isere, Andy steps into the void at the top of the World and enjoys the good like in Sameons at Villa Rose Hotel.
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Jerusalem, Israel
Not content with simply touring the ancient and timeless streets of the Old City, Andy also joins the culinary masters in the kitchen at the new Waldorf Astoria to watch them dream up a new signature dish for 2016.
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Hanoi, North Vietnam
Andy's tour of Vietnam finishes in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital. Hanoi's 32 lakes provide the space and peace away from the old quarter's twisty streets and vendors.
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Saigon. South Vietnam
A city that has witnessed so much conflict is now the beating heart of Vietnam's popularity explosion. World class food, warm friendly people and a stunning skyline add to the intoxication that is Saigon. Not to mention the millions of bikes!
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Thrace, Turkey
The most westerly stretch of Turkey with the Black sea in the north and the Marmara in the south, Thrace is a region practically unknown outside of Turkey itself. it is a region blessed with weather and soil perfect for wine, and offers a treasure trove of history going back centuries.
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Val Gardena, Italy
Nestled in the south Tyrol, Val Gardena is the valley home to three villages surrounded by the pale UNESCO protected Dolomites. A curious mix of German and Italian cultures abounds. These unique mountains offer summer hiking and biking trails, free range livestock and in winter, world class skiing.
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Memphis, Tennessee
This legendary city at the crossroads of blues and rock and roll was the climax to my Only in America road trip through Kentucky and Tennessee. Newport's mob history, Covington's Underground Railroad for slaves escaping to freedom, Muhammad Ali's Louisville, Lexington's Bourbon and Horses and of course over to Nashville and Memphis
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Montreux, Switzerland
Montreux is the legendary town on the shores of Lake Geneva. The home of the annual jazz festival, it's where Queen recorded many of their hits and was the inspiration for Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water.
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Andermatt, Switzerland
Once a famous resort as the crossroads of Europe, Andermatt is enjoying a renaissance under the investment of Egyptian developer Samih Sawiris. Andy relives a famous Goldfinger movie scene and visits the source of the Rhine and the Rhone.
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Aspen, Colorado
Aspen and her neighbour Snowmass, in summer are glorious places.The Maroon Bells may be the most famous mountain peaks, but there are more than enough other peaks to go around. Andy hikes, takes a mountain bike ride and joins a local rodeo.
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A cruise along the Danube.
Taking an all inclusive cruise east along the Danube River I encounter all kinds of wonderful things along the way. Tales from war-torn towns in former communist countries, brutal dictators, majestic palaces and stunning scenery not to mention the odd impaling vampire.
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Campbeltown, Scotland
The Mull of Kintrye, links golf and a wee dram of course describe Scotland's rugged west coast. Andy Mossack takes a road trip along the Kintyre Way from Campbeltown up past Oban to the Isle of Eriska.
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Le Marche, Italy
A region not many people outside Italy have heard of but this beautiful area deserves to be visited. Blue flag beaches and the stunning Sibillini mountains offer dramatic contrasts for tourists. Listen to Tim and Maddy Jones a brave UK couple who left their successful careers to open their luxury boutique Hotel Leone in the hilltop village of Montelparo.
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Quinta do Lago and The Algarve
By the banks of the stunning Ria Formosa, the serene estate of Quinta do Lago hosts championship golf courses, restaurants and stunning hotels and defines the spirit of Algarvian hospitality.
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This magnificent city is home to some of the best wines in the world, but these days it has a new look to it after a huge clean up has restored it to its former glory. Mind you Hotel Le St James' Harley Davidson room was not too shabby either!
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Park City Utah
Skiing has never been so good. Three world class ski resorts and a bundle of snow fun for Andy Mossack this week.
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Taiwan Lantern Festival
The annual Taiwan Lantern Festival kicks off in a blaze of glory. Find out what else Andy has been up to.
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Istanbul, where history meets fine food.
Apart from the antiquities and culture, Istanbul's majestic size across two continents provides more then enough to stimulate any visitor. Andy tucks into Hilton hospitality too judging dishes from its executive chefs.
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The Seychelles
Perhaps the true Garden of Eden as suggested by General Gordon after a visit to Praslin Island's Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, the Seychelles Islands are the definition of picture postcard paradise. Andy Mossack goes in search of the ultimate beach holiday.
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