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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

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

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

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 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

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 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

Travel Blogger Interview with A Luxury Travel Blog

Paul Johnson is the travelling Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog, and also the Director at The Dedicated Partnership Ltd. which promotes tourism. A Luxury Travel Blog has been voted "one of the world's best travel blogs" and "best for luxury" by The Daily Telegraph and also voted #1 most influential tr... Read more

Why do we travel?

It’s the age-old question, and one even the most hardy traveller would be pushed to answer honestly. Why do we travel? Where does that inescapable urge to jump on a plane actually come from? Why are we so obsessed with finding new places, even when we’re content with where we live, our jobs, and our... 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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