Ashlee Litfin

Ashlee is a travel agent living in Townsville, Australia. She has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours 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.

Our Top 5 Posts From the Last Year

8th of August is the date we officially became The Heritage Travels. As a way to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of our travel blog we decided to share the TOP 5 posts from the last 12 months! 5. The Outbound App // 271 Views One of our first promotions was for this cool new…

Townsville’s First Pub

If you planned to head to Townsville to visit our first ever pub, the Criterion Hotel, then you are one day too late. Yesterday was the Cri’s last day of trading before closing down today. Opening August 1865 by John Melton Black with the wary support of Capt Robert Towns (Townsvilles namesake), the 150 year…

Travel Australia by Coach?

  Travelling by coach allows you to see new landscapes without the stress of driving in a foreign place. You get to meet new people, and experience a place in a different way. Spending 20 hours on a bus is not that glamourous though, especially on a bus packed to the rafters with people, driving…

Must See Ancient Greek Temples

Ancient Greek temples were arguably the most important monuments from Ancient Greece. They were used as monuments to their beloved gods and goddesses, as opposed to places of worship. The first stone temples appear in the 6th C CE. The Acropolis of Athens, Greece Dominating the skyline in Athens in the Acropolis. Dating back to…

A Walk Through Time: San Gemini

I have spoken about San Gemini many times in the past. This is probably because it was my first ever international destination, and therefore holds a pretty special place in my heart. It was here that I found wanderlust. I found what really matters; experiences are more important than possessions, exposing yourself to different culture…

Travelling to San Gemini

It was 20:00hrs, in May of 2010, when I arrived at Fiumicino Airport in Rome. As we flew in over the ranges and the villages, and I heard that Captain tell the cabin crew to prepare for landing, I looked out the window at Italy for the first time; I was so happy. So happy…

Because of you, I am me. Happy Mothers Day!

I dedicate this post to my beautiful, strong, intelligent and always supportive mother, Gina. I love you mumma! <3 For me, Mother’s Day is about thanking my mum (and other authoritative female figures in my life) for taking care of me, supporting me and doing whatever she could to help me learn and grow. The…

Couchsurfing: it is more than just free accommodation

So I recently signed up for Couchsurfing, have already hosted twice…and I love it! For those of you who don’t know, Couchsurfing is a way you can find accommodation whilst travelling, for FREE. The idea is that, instead of exchanging money, you have a cultural exchange. For example you could show your guest around your…

Former UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The following sites have been delisted from the UNESCO World Heritage List, causing them to lose conservation funding and grants, and the title of holding a World Heritage Listed site. Even though these places have been delisted, you can still visit them. 1. Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, Oman Now known as the Al Wusta Wildlife Reserve.…

I Crossed Something Off My Bucket List…

Today I crossed a world heritage site off of my bucket list…but not because I went there. I crossed it off because it has been destroyed. It is no longer the incredible 2000 year old site in Iraq which has been long known for the well preserved artefacts and integrity of the structure. It is…

Get More Out of Your Travel Experience

Travelling the world can give you a new perspective of life. You will be immersed in a new culture and learn more about the world and yourself than you could have ever imagined. These are a few of my tips to help you get the most out of your travels. 1. Take a minute Unlike…