About Me

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.

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It’s all go here as I’ve returned to college 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.

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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.

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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 marteen.lane@gmail.com.

Marteen x

23 thoughts on “About Me

    1. Awww Rachel thank you so much! That really means a lot. That’s so cool you were sent to review the ebook! I’ve been blogging for over a year as a lifestyle blogger and recently rebranded as a travel blogger, new look and new name for blog 🙂 Best decision I made!

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      1. I hope so 🙂 I’m loving your blog and just checked out your About page, that’s cool your fiance is also a tour guide.

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      2. I work with The Quiet Man Museum in Cong. It’s been closed for the winter but is reopening next week. I show people around the locations that were used in the film and serve customers in the gift shop. I also give a ghost tour for the public and the PaddyWagon buses with the museum. I can’t wait to get back to work. We get a lot of PaddyWagon buses coming through the village and a lot of CIE buses book The Quiet Man tour. Patrick from PaddyWagon was create for rounding up the troops for the ghost tour 🙂

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    1. Ah thanks Kellie!!!! 😊 That’s so nice of you to say. I’m glad you found my blog. Are you coming to the ITWBN birthday bash on Sunday?

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      1. Ah that’s a pity! It isn’t easy getting over. There’ve been a few blogging events in Dublin that I haven’t been able to make. Yeah hopefully next year 😊

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