Welcome! Welcome! So I’m Marteen and this is my website Marteen Lane – Tour Guide & Travel Writer (formally It’s A Travelful Life). What has inspired me to write? Well I’m a tour guide from Ireland with a BA in Heritage Studies. I’ve a passion for Irish culture and heritage and I want to share that passion with you. When I’m not travelling around my little country I’m travelling around other countries seeking cultural experiences.
It’s all go here as I plan on returning to college in September to obtain my honours degree in Heritage Studies. This will bring me one step closer to my dream of working in museum curatorship, heritage conservation or cultural tourism. I’m also devising a walking tour of my home town, to start summer 2018. There is a lot of history around where I live and I would love to share that with visitors. With the revamp of my website, I’m pitching articles on travel, culture, and heritage to different publications as a freelance writer.
I believe that experiencing cultural heritage responsibly and expressing our own individual cultures is a human right. But what is Cultural Heritage? According to the Culture In Development website:
Cultural Heritage is an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Cultural Heritage is often expressed as either Intangible or Tangible Cultural Heritage.
Who knows where my adventures will take me. I hope you will join me on this journey and enjoy reading my posts. If you would like me for freelance work or if you have any questions about Ireland, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.