Welcome! Welcome! So I’m Marteen and this is my website 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. My dream is to run my own walking tour company and to work in cultural heritage conservation.
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.
So what’s in a name? One of my favourite films is It’s A Wonderful Life. I think everyone should watch this film at least once. I wanted my website’s name to incorporate the film’s name and to reflect that I intend to lead a more ‘travelful life’ through cultural experiences. Where to next for It’s A Travelful Life? That’s to be confirmed.
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.