Heritage Travel: Learning about your past!
Heritage famly travel is a growing. You grew up hearing the stories of your family’s past. Feeling curious about who you are and where you come from, you feel compelled to undertake a fascinating journey to strange regions of the world to find little piece of your past. Family heritage vacations can inspire the stories you and your relatives repeat and reminisce over for years.
Planning a Heritage Travel trip is definitely on the top of a wish list for me. I have been very lucky to be able to hear family stories. My Great Grams passed away at the age of 103. She told me stories about living on the frontier, yes, I am serious when I say that and she had this amazing garden. She was alive when Wyatt Earp was alive! That’s amazing to me. My other great grams only spoke Finnish and somehow we all knew what she was saying. My Auntie D has also spent years researching family history. Reminiscing about those experiences and the stories I have been told is priceless to me. Seeing the places in some of those stories would be epic!
For many people who do not have access to living relatives or to historical family documents, DNA testing from companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe are making it easy to learn about your past. These companies are more accessible now and at a much cheaper rate than in the past. Advancements in DNA technology and genealogical research allow them to provide more information about your heritage than they ever could before.
Where will your roots take you?
Taking a family vacation is one thing, but planning a Heritage Family travel Vacation to learn about your past is quite another. The visit could take you places you never imagined. A step back in time. Some people are interested in the country or countries where they have roots, while others are hoping to connect with actual relatives. Whether you are basing your travels off of a DNA test or from hearing story’s of your families past, these itineraries are completely customized to you. I hope you have a chance to take an adventure like this. The memories will last a lifetime.