Same story. New look. New name.
You gave us your feedback and we listened. Throughout our beta-testing process, many of you confided that you didn’t really understand the meaning of the title In the Footsteps of Giants: Michelangelo, the Medici & David. Others let it be known that this title was not only confusing, but a bit too academic.
To think that two years ago this month we were pulling together our resources to launch the 2015 Kickstarter campaign that resulted in the product you will soon be holding in your hands. Exactly one year ago this week, I was on the ground in Florence, walking in Michelangelo’s footsteps, researching the tour for our coming story app. With Mary Hoffman’s manuscript acting as my portal to the past, I time-traveled to the Renaissance to treasure hunt for evidence of our narrator’s life and work. That’s also when I started to sow the seeds of our current partnerships with the Bargello Museum, Medici Chapels, San Lorenzo Basilica, Foundation Casa Buonarroti, Guided Florence Tours, Antica Torre Via Tornabuoni 1, and the Paperback Book Exchange.
Happy New Year! Melissa here, Community Manager for Time Traveler Tours. Sarah is story hunting in Cuba at the moment and therefore offline.
While she's away, I thought I'd take the opportunity to log in and update everyone on some news and upcoming awesomeness we have in store for the next couple of months of 2017!
A year ago this month, Mary Hoffman delivered her initial story treatment for Time Traveler Tours & Tales launch title, In the Footsteps of Giants. That's when our treasure hunting, Round 1, began!
But the key ingredient to any Time Traveler Tour is transporting you to a particular place and time, and not just any place and time, but...
As I write this post, Team TTT&T’s Oliver Latsch is in Utah, USA, interviewing Gail Halvorsen, aka “The Candy Bomber,” aka “Uncle Wiggly Wings,” aka “The Chocolate Pilot.” He's the post-WWII US military flyer who, in 1948, came up with an ingenious idea for delivering treats to the children of Berlin, then trapped by Soviet Russia's blockade of the city. Gail's story is the inspiration for Oliver’s upcoming Time Traveler Tour to Berlin, slated for publication in 2018.
When the Soviet blockade of the western sectors of the German capital began, the city only had 36 days worth of food for its 2 million inhabitants. Coal for energy and medical supplies were running perilously low as well. Neither train nor automobile nor river barge could penetrate the Soviet sphere of influence that surrounded Berlin.