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Travel Moments Competition Winners Announced

After five weeks, nearly 100 entries and lots of wonderful comments, our Travel Moments Competition has ended. And what a wild ride it’s been. We’ve had entries from all over the world, and we’ve been lucky enough to see your most memorable holiday snaps. From leaping into rock pools to relaxing in... 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

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

Cherry blossom season: How to plan your perfect trip to Japan

Are you heading to Japan for Sakura? 2016 cherry blossom season forecast dates have just been released by the Japan Weather Association. Based on their forecast, the season this year will begin around March 25th onwards. Japan has always been a hugely-popular destination for Aussies, especially duri... 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

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

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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