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Our Fairy Tale Beginning...

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Our Fairy Tale Beginning...

It was better than a fairy tale.

From the moment Time Traveler Tours was chosen by HRH The Duke of York to participate in Pitch@Palace 7.0...

...to the incredible learning gained from BootCamp at the University of Nottingham in the careful hands of my P@P mentors…

...to honing and refining the Time Traveler Tours' business plan and pitch...

...to being present at St. James Palace on the evening of 25 April with the opportunity to meet and pitch to some of the UK's most influential people…

...the experience was extraordinary.

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Pitch@Palace: Our Royal Day Out, Part II

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Pitch@Palace: Our Royal Day Out, Part II

It was nothing short of incredible. I felt like Harry Potter in the opening scenes of the first movie when Hagrid shows up with a mushed birthday cake and says, “You’re a wizard, Harry.”

"Me?" the stunned boy responds. "I'm... I'm just…. Harry.”

Well, there I was... just Sarah... on stage before a room of 400 people, including HRH The Duke of York, telling them how, by harnessing technology and good old-fashioned narrative, I intend to #TurnHistoryOn to reverse the threat to cultural literacy and #MakeHistoryMatter.

But in the earliest drafts of my pitch, I failed to even mention my name...

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Up Next: Our Royal Day Out

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Up Next: Our Royal Day Out

This week I had some amazing -- and very unexpected -- news:

Time Traveler Tours is one of 42 startups to be selected to participate in the prestigious Pitch@Palace challenge!

Established only three years ago by The Duke of York (that's Prince Andrew, Charles's younger brother), Pitch@Palace has already helped over 247 businesses grow, with some enjoying huge global success. It offers us the chance to get the TTT&T concept in front of an audience of global influencers who could be in a position to help catapult us to the next level.

Honestly, I'm not really sure how it happened (or what to wear to the event), but I'm totally going to go for it...

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Putting the Past in its Place

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Putting the Past in its Place

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!

I’ve written about cracking the character code of our Time Traveler Tours, and about their unique voice, as well as about finding the device that enables them to talk from the past.

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...

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