By Vicky Anscombe on 06 October 2016

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 who skydive or go trekking to support a cause. People who volunteer to support others who need help. People who use their free time to try and change things abroad for the better.

Does this sound like you - or someone you know? If so, we’d love to hear your stories. Enter the competition via the Travel Heroes microsite and you could win $500 towards your own travel budget, and $5,000 towards the cause you support*.

This is your chance to get your story in front of other travellers, and raise awareness for worthy causes.

Enter or share the competition - and keep an eye on the site, as we’ll be choosing our ten finalists in mid-November. Their supporters can then vote for their favourites, and the winner will be announced in December.

Good luck, everyone - we’re already looking forward to hearing about your adventures abroad!

If you're not quite a Travel Hero yet but want to learn more about travel volunteering and adventure fundraising, then our Travel Heroes Journal is the place for you. Get inspiration, how-to's and charity profiles to help you make your next trip one that counts.

*Open to AU & NZ residents 18+. Ends: 10:59am AEDST on 7/11/16. Limit 1 entry per person & 1 entry per email address. Conditions apply, see our full terms and conditions here.

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