Welcome to The Heritage Travels. For those of you who do not know, we are 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.

This blog came about from the 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. Our blog now encompasses all aspects of heritage, both natural and cultural, including palaeontology (the study of dinosaurs). 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 WE, I hear you ask? Well I'm Ashlee, an archaeologist and travel consultant from Townsville, and I run this blog with my not so better half, Nick. 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 3000 views per month by the beginning of January 2015.


Hopefully this guide to our blog will give you a better understanding of what we are about. The following are some of our post categories. Feel free to scroll through and find something you're interested in!  🙂 

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!

As content creator it is her job to write new and interesting material to keep you wonderful people coming back for more.

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October 2014

The Healing Powers of San Gemini, Italy

As seen on We Said Go Travel for the 2014 Fall Gratitude Writing Contest

September 2015

Nick is a full-time Advanced Care Paramedic with the Queensland Ambulance Service. He spends his free time as a volunteer firefighter. His passion lies with fishing and camping. He loves telling his travel tales to others and hopes to inspire a new generation of travellers. As editor he endeavors to make sure that content is presentable.

Together these two travel enthusiasts embark on a journey through time, and want to take you with them. 

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