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How to use a travel opportunity to boost charity fundraising

Pip Davis (pictured above, front second right) is a fearless fundraiser. This November, she’ll be leaving Australia to travel to the US, where she’ll be taking part in the TCS New York City Marathon. We were intrigued by her desire to tie in fundraising with travel - and we wanted to know more. Why... Read more

Charity Profile: Can Too

What's it like to run a marathon in support of cancer research? We had a chat with Can Too founder Annie Crawford and found out what the organisation's adventure fundraising program is all about. Name of your organisation: Can Too Foundation Organisation or project website: www.cantoo.org.au ... Read more

Charity Profile: Act For Kids

Thinking about doing a trek to raise funds for vulnerable children? Act For Kids gave us all the details about their organisation and adventure fundraising program. Name of your organisation: Act for Kids Organisation or project website: www.actforkids.com.au and trekforkids.com.au When was y... 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

How to help a treasured holiday destination get back on its feet

Natural disasters are beyond horrifying, and when they hit, we’re all affected. We all want to help as much as we can, either by donating to charities providing help, flying to the stricken country to assist, or organising fundraisers for the cause. However, what if it’s a treasured holiday destina... 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

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

How to find your adventure

Superheroes wear capes and save the world from supervillains like Lex Luther and Dr Doom. At Columbus Direct we can’t help you to become a superhero but, we’d love to help you to become a different type of hero: a Travel Hero. Travel Heroes use their holidays to save the world from supervillains l... 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

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