With the spread of genealogy products like 23andMe and Ancestry.com, more people are looking for ways to connect with their ancestors and add another dimension to their travels. Maybe you want to explore your family history by traveling back to the place where your great, great grandparents met or maybe you want to learn more about the Middle Eastern bloodline that you didn't know you had until recently. Learning about your family's origins adds another layer to your travels and can create an emotional and once-in-a-lifetime journey.
Even if you don’t have specifics about the where and when of your family’s origins, you can still feel connected to your past by traveling to the place where it all began. And if you want a more in depth look at your ancestors a genealogist can help give you specific locations to explore on your journey.
Some examples of heritage travel include:
Learning how to cook the traditional Indian dishes from the area where your grandmother lived;
Taking your kids to explore the mountain village where your father was born in Greece;
Following your great, great, great grand-father's journey on the Mayflower voyage on Cunard Cruises Journey of Genealogy 2020;
Visiting the beaches of Normandy where your grandfather fought in World War II.
For more information about how to plan your heritage tour contact Houlahan Travel at 847.868.4502 or at email@example.com.