Running for a reason: Chad and James NYC 2014

New York CityIt’s that time of year again when our Inspired Adventurers dust off their runners, double knot the laces and hit the ground running as part of the TCS New York City Marathon.

This year two very dedicated runners share their inspiration for taking on such a physically (and mentally) demanding challenge in support of Cure Cancer Australia Foundation.

Meet Chad and James… Continue reading

Destination in profile: Ladakh

Geotag LadakhFor two weeks at the end of August, I travelled to Ladakh, North India, as part of the Trek for Vets with Vets Beyond Borders. Having never been to India, or a Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim country before, I was concerned that I may accidentally eat with my left hand, walk the wrong way around a prayer wheel or not be appropriately clothed for public appearances. However, on arrival I realised quickly that this is a destination built upon tolerance, understanding and goodwill to all. Continue reading

Jordan builds his dreams on hope

It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so we’re celebrating the success of one of our adventurers…

Jordan on the Great Wall for Vision AustraliaDo you remember Jordan? He took on the Great Wall as part of the Vision Australia Sights Set on China Trek 2013.

Jordan has an inoperable optic pathway glioma—a rare kind of cancer (brain tumour) that affects the optic nerve. Despite this, he is determined to fulfil his dream of becoming a Paralympian alpine skier. And this year, he came one step closer to achieving his dream, skiing with the Australian National Squad over winter. Continue reading