Welcome to The Heritage Travels; a travel blog dedicated to embracing heritage tourism. Our vision is for travellers to understand the cultural and natural heritage of destinations, leading to an awareness of sustainability and preservation. We value sustainable and responsible tourism and try to promote this wherever we visit, as well as online. Museum of Tropical Queensland

This blog came about from Ashlee's love of the combination of travel and archaeology.. and no, archaeology is not the study of dinosaurs, it is the study of humans. The picture of the dinosaur head is misleading yes, but it is here because it looks cool and is still relevant.

My blog encompasses all aspects of heritage, both natural and cultural, including palaeontology (the study of dinosaurs and other fossilised plants and animals). We embrace heritage tourism and bring you the best of our adventures and knowledge; the experiences of local culture which authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present.

...so who are you, I hear you ask? Well I'm Ashlee, an archaeologist and travel consultant from Townsville. The Heritage Travels began in January of 2014 as a personal blog about Hashimotos and archaeology news called Hypothyroid Archaeologist (see A Year of Blogging). I then realised that my passion truly lay in travel and heritage, and I decided to share my personal experiences with the internet. In August of 2014 The Heritage Travels began, going from 500 views a month to over 5000 views per month by the beginning of January 2016. 

Feel free to scroll through the following post categories, and find something you're interested in!  🙂 

G'day, I'm Ashlee

Founder and Content Creator

Hi there! I am Ashlee and I am a heritage tourism advocate, with a love for sustainable and responsible tourism, living in Australia. I have a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Archaeology from James Cook University, and a Dual Diploma in Travel and Tourism, and Events. I'm passionate about conservation and preservation, especially of significant archaeological sites and animals. I love adventure, all things culture and heritage, travel (of course), and nature. I find comfort in good music, good books and good entertainment! 

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The Healing Powers of San Gemini, Italy, as seen on We Said Go Travel for the 2014 Fall Gratitude Writing Contest


The Worst Hostel Experiences, as seen on Floating My Boat

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