I’m thrilled to announce that the team and I have just launched TTT&T’s Ultimate Family Travel FUNPack. Created for families – but perfect for any group on the move this season – our FUNpack promises to speed up long car journeys and fill wait times at airports and train stations with peals of laughter.

But the juicy goodness doesn’t stop there! 

We also created the Ultimate Family Travel Resource Pack to go along with the FUNPack. Or not. This pack is equally useful for those spending the summer holidays at home. It’s chock full of history and storytelling podcasts as well as great learning apps – all curated and recommended by us. May it be the perfect silver lining to any cloudy or rainy day.

Still to come: TTT&T's Ultimate Summer Reading List with a focus on culture and history, compiled by book lovers (that's us) with love. Stay tuned for that in our next newsletter.

In the meantime...

Have you checked out the #HistoryHero blog yet?

We’re now one full month into the project and loving it!
It’s a fun collaboration for both team and community.

Please share the name of your #HistoryHero in the comments.

Here are a few excerpts to get you inspired and to show you the range of inspirational figures we've collected...

Bessie Coleman

Have you ever dreamed of flying – floating invincibly above cities and clouds, far away from the injustices on the ground?

So did Brave Bessie Coleman.

Coleman was born in 1892 in a dirt-floored, one-room house in Atlanta, Texas, of mixed-race African-American and Cherokee descent. In 1915, when she was old enough to escape the Jim Crow South, she moved to Chicago in pursuit of "even the slightest chance to amount to something."

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A life dedicated, from birth, to bridging divides…

That's We'wha's story.

Born in New Mexico in 1849, a member of the A:Shiwi (or “Zuñi”) tribe of North America, We’wha (WAY-wah) has gone down in history as one of the most famous Zuñi lhamana (LHA-mana), or “Two-Spirits,” – individuals who occupy a distinct, third gender whose role in their community went beyond understood white American social conventions of the time. Anthropologist Matilda Stevenson, who spent her professional life studying North American women and families, used feminine pronouns to describe We'wha, claiming she "could never think of her faithful and devoted friend in any other light."

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Cher Ami

Do you believe even the smallest person, or animal, can make a difference?

Cher Ami proved they can.

It was 1918. Northern France. Allied soldiers were struggling to fight off German forces in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I. A group of American fighters led by Major Charles Whittlesey were trapped behind a hill as the Germans approached. After just one day, the number of men in the "Lost Battalion" had dropped from 500 to 200. Some of these deaths could be attributed to enemy forces, but many of them were due to a rain of bullets that the Americans could not place. They sent out many carrier pigeons to communicate the dire situation to their infantry, but the pigeons were shot down, one by one, victims of the fray.

They needed a miracle.

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José Rizal

José Rizal

Would you stand up for what you think is right, even against a powerful monarch living across the sea?

José Rizal did.

José Rizal was born in 1861 in the Spanish-ruled Philippines. He was a gifted student, and during his school years became especially skilled in science and languages. He went on to study medicine in Manila and later traveled to Spain to finish his degree. While in Europe, Rizal began to question Spanish colonialism.

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Friends, the time is now to move beyond mere tolerance and embrace the multi-dimensional, multi-faceted, multi-lingual world mosaic of cultures, colors, and creeds. Our diversity is a gift. This is light we aim to shine with the TTT&T #HistoryHero campaign, so that we might tear down the walls and biases that divide us, not build them up.

In Solidarity,

Sarah and the Team