Welcome to the window on the exciting world of Heritage and Travel. 

What We Do

Battered-Suitcase.com is a travel and heritage blogging site and the culmination of over 40 years of travel and heritage experience.  We don’t book or sell trips on this site, but we do share honest information and advice about where to go and how to plan it so as to get the best heritage trip possible.  We also detail the latest news and views on major finds and exhibitions from all over the world.  In fact, as it says on the tin, all things Heritage and Travel. 



About Richard  -  The Travel Critic

Richard is a self-confessed travelholic who has spent many years traveling the world for both pleasure and business, having visited well over 85 countries. Having earned his “wings” working on the travel itineraries for the film, TV and media industry along with running a niche tour company, 

Whilst maintaining good working knowledge on all things travel he does have more extensive recognised expertise in particular regions such as the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, and Asia.

Having traveled extensively through these regions it is difficult to pick a favourite but if pushed it would have to be a research trip along Route 66 for Yorkshire TV.

He has also advised several UNESCO national bodies along with numerous hotels, tourism boards and attractions from around the world 

Code of Ethics

Battered-suitcase.com may sometimes accept reduced rates or complementary arrangements to cover our travel costs when we’re on assignment.  Sponsors sign our policy of editorial freedom: They agree in writing that their sponsorship offers no guarantee of coverage and will not influence our reporting. We believe you appreciate and value such transparency. You’ve come to expect unbiased coverage from Richard, and he is not about to squander a reputation for credibility, built over 40 years, for a free trip.