Travel Advice Your insurance and the new device ban on flights

On March 21st US authorities announced that those flying into the USA from certain Middle Eastern destinations will not be allowed to carry large electronic devices, such as laptops or tablets, with them on their flight. Just under a week ago, UK authorities announced that they will follow suit. If you have an upcoming trip to the USA or UK via the Middle East and are planning on taking electronic devices with you, then there is some important information that you need to be aware of: What devices have been banned? Those travelling into the UK from certain Middle Eastern countries will not... Read more

Making wishes come true

With two active kids and a job to boot - most people would think that Michelle Krueger is too busy to worry about other people.  They could not be more wrong! Michelle spends her spare time helping fulfil the wishes of sick Australian kids and teens. For this dedicated Make-a-Wish volunteer even h... Read more

Travel Hero Jackie Scott Acceptance Speech

Mickey Rourke thanked his dog, Justin Bieber thanked the ‘haters’ and Sarah Jessica Parker thanked the whole of New York but who cares … it’s time to answer the question on everybody’s lips – who is Australia and New Zealand’s Travel Hero Jackie Scott going to thank? Watch her acceptance speech b... Read more

Meet Australia and New Zealands Travel Hero

Australia and New Zealand’s Travel Hero is… JACKIE SCOTT Jackie’s cause, The Sandra Jones Centre, will receive a $5,000 donation from Columbus Direct. In recognition of her amazing work Jackie will also receive $500 personal spending money.  WHO IS JACKIE SCOTT? In 2015 Jackie travelled aroun... Read more

These amazing adventures changed our Travel Heroes' Worlds

Be it Odysseus, Huckleberry Finn or Harry Potter– as long as Human’s can remember we have been reading, sharing and enjoying stories about epic heroes and amazing adventures. For some people reading about a grand adventure is not enough. They pack their bags, lace up their shoes and head out into... Read more

Meet 10 travellers who change the world

Summer is here and people all over Australia and New Zealand are making holiday plans. There are plenty of great holiday ideas to choose from: relax, stay with your family, stay in an exotic location as far from your family as possible, catch up on your spring cleaning, read a book, change the wor... Read more

5 essential rules from Travel Heroes mentors

Bruce Wayne had Alfred, Tony Stark had J.A.R.V.I.S and Luke Skywalker had Yoda. If you are going to be a great hero, then you need advice from great mentors.  We asked travel volunteering and adventure fundraising experts to share their essential advice for Travel Heroes. Here are the results... ... Read more

Do you have what it takes to be a Travel Hero?

For most of us ‘holiday’ means cocktails on sandy beaches, shopping trips in old European cities and eating exotic cuisine in equally exotic locations. For some travellers ‘holiday’ has come to mean something more – the chance to make the world a better place. People all over the world are upgrad... Read more

Competition: Travel Heroes

We believe that kindness and going the extra mile should be rewarded - so we’re looking for Travel Heroes who use travel to change the world. We’re talking about people who use their holiday time to do something really special - such as running a marathon or climbing a mountain for charity. People ... Read more

This is Travel Heroes: A site for travellers who change the world

Welcome to Travel Heroes! We're thrilled you've made your way to the Travel Heroes site. So what's this all about? We've created Travel Heroes because we believe travel is a powerful thing that can change the world for the better. Travel Heroes is a site for everyone who wants to be inspired to ... Read more


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