Ashlee Litfin

Ashlee is a twenty-something wife of a paramedic who lives in Australia. She has an Honours degree in archaeology from James Cook University, and is passionate about conservation and preservation. Ashlee also loves adventures, all things culture and heritage, travel (of course), and nature. She finds comfort in good music, good books and good entertainment! The Heritage Travels began as a blog about the challenges of those with chronic illness and has transformed in to a place to combine her love of travel and heritage.

Markets in Eumundi: Queensland’s BEST

My very first experience of the Eumundi Markets was a long time ago when I was just a small child. It was a weekend and my dad was delivering hay to a supplier in Eumundi. I wanted to go with as I always did when dad went on a delivery, so I did. Let me…

150 Years of Townsville Settlement

“On 15 February 2016, Townsville officially marked 150 years since being declared a municipality and we want you to join the celebrations.” Throughout the year there will be many events and displays around the city to commemorate our anniversary; starting with an exhibition at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, and finishing with a display at the Perc Tucker Regional…

We Got The Leibster Award

For those of you who are unaware, the Leibster Award has been designed by bloggers, for bloggers. It’s passed from person to person to encourage connection and support within the blogging community, and aims to discover new and upcoming bloggers. My Questions Why did you start travelling? I wanted to make my way around Australia as a fruit-picker the…

Couchsurfing in Townsville; by Stéphane and Isabelle

When we are not travelling, we spend time hosting couchsurfers in order to keep our link to this world and to continue to meet new and exciting people. On the 29th November Nick and I were fortunate enough to host the lovely Cliche-Ferguson family; a French Canadian couple and their two gorgeous girls. This post is…

HMS Pandora

The HMS Pandora, part of the Royal Navy fleet, set off from London in 1790 on a voyage to bring the Bounty mutineers to justice. The mutineers were captured and locked in what is now known as “Pandora’s Box”. On the 28th August 1791 the Pandora struck the Great Barrier Reef as she was trying…

Happy New Years!

It’s time to let go of the bad times from the last year and embrace what the future holds; celebrate the end of a year and the start of a new one;  a time for us to move on from the lows we have all had this past year, and get excited for what the new year will…

It’s been a busy few months..

Firstly a huge thank you to the loyal 2,000 odd readers who despite little new content over the past few weeks, have continued to engage and visit the site daily! Your dedication to our cause and loyal readership is surely appreciated! It definitely helps reinforce that writing these posts isn’t a waste of time! WHERE…

Spice Up Your Life at India Fest

In October we were lucky enough to attend the inaugural India Fest in Townsville, which coincides with India’s Festival of Lights. We were not sure what to expect, and were pleasantly surprised by the variety and ambiance of the festival. I would say it is one of the best cultural festivals we have here in…

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I am so excited and beyond grateful to receive the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award from TrippinTwins! Erica and Tara are twins from the USA. We’ve only recently started interacting with these girls and they are complete GEMS; I’d like to say we are becoming internet friends! They both work 9-5 jobs and spend every spare…

Hillforts

A hillfort (or hill fort) is a fortified mound used either as refuge or for a settlement. They were built on the apex of hills as a defensive technique, however, not all hillforts were built on hills. Hillforts are primarily found throughout Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Europe, although there are similar structures found all…