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Guide to travelling with medical conditions

If your health is a factor when it comes to travel, you’re probably determined to manage your condition and carry on seeing the world - but you may have to make some changes. Following on the success of our article about travelling when you’re pregnant, we decided to look at what travelling with a ... Read more

Your guide to travel insurance and pre-existing medical conditions

Buying travel insurance for a pre-existing medical condition can seem daunting; what needs to be disclosed? What if you’ve been free from a disease for a certain number of years? Do conditions like asthma need to be declared? We listen to you when you come to us with questions, so here are some of ... Read more

Travel Insurance 101

If you’ve been following the adventures of Jess, Sid, Soph, Will and Dave in Student Edge & Columbus Direct's #HolidayFails series, then you know exactly how wrong an innocent little holiday can go. So should you lock yourself in your bedroom and never travel more than 20km from your home eve... Read more

TRAVEL ALERT: Protests in Hong Kong

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is warning travellers about continuing protests in several locations across Hong Kong. This includes rail stations and the Hong Kong International Airport. These protests pose an extra risk to travellers and have the potential to disrupt travel plan... Read more

Are Aussies becoming more savvy when it comes to buying travel insurance?

Has a government guide influenced how and when we buy insurance? The answer could well be ‘yes’. According to comparethemarket.com.au, the launch of the Foreign Minister’s Travel Insurance Buying Guide in October last year has shown ‘obvious changes’ to how consumers buy insurance. One month before... Read more

Your questions answered: Pregnancy and our travel insurance

Every year, we receive lots of questions about travel insurance coverage and pregnancy, and we’ve decided to look at them in detail here. Pregnancy is a special situation when it comes to travel insurance, and related risks aren’t automatically covered by all insurers. You should always check the r... Read more

My Essential Pre-Trip To-Do List

In my early twenties I was invincible. When I travelled I was care-free and on occasion, don’t tell my mother, insurance free. These days, I wouldn’t jump on a domestic flight without insurance. Working in the travel insurance industry, I’ve had the benefit of learning not only from my own experien... 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

The Ultimate Bali Travel Guide

Bali is Indonesia’s smallest province, but it’s also one of the most popular, and it’s not hard to see why.  With gorgeous beaches suited to everything from surfing to snorkelling, a delicious and diverse cuisine as well as a lively nightlife and rich culture, this charming island in the Indian Ocea... 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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