Monday, 20 February 2012

Love Travelling? Love Pinterest? Here's good news then!

Pinterest is the newest hype on the internet.

An online pinboard, which lets you keep track of Websites, photos, recipes and whatever else you fancy by "pinning" them on your virtual board.

It's a great place to keep photos of places on your bucket list or where you have been.

But can you use Pinterest for travel planning? According to Gadling, you can!

Shoestring editor Conny Kaufmann is keeping a board there is well for her travel inspirations. Check it out here!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Shoestring needs your translation help!

Hey guys!

I'm hoping you can help me. I'm looking for people who are fluent in other languages who could translate 12 sentences for small-talk. This is for the Language Lessons section of the magazine.

So far, I have translations for German, French, Spanish and Swedish. All languages (even more obscure ones) are very welcome. If your language uses a different script, I would need the actual spelling (with the correct characters) and then a phonetic guide to pronouncing it all correctly.

The sentences are short and just along the lines of "Where is the station?" and "I booked a room for tonight" to help travellers ask their way around town. Knowing a bit of the local language can go a long way, and can determine how friendly and helpful the locals are towards you.

If you would like to help out, please send an email to requesting the list of sentences for translation.

Thank you very much and Happy Travels!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Cover selection

Issue # 6: February 2012

Issue #5: August 2011

Issue # 4: April 2011

Issue # 3: January / February 2011

Issue #2: October 2010

Issue # 1: May 2010

TEFL Online Deal

Shoestring issue # 6 features a story by Neil Bennion about Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).

UK residents interested in getting this qualification should check out today - a 120 hour online course is on offer today in the National Deals section!!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Shoestring issue # 6 out now!

The new issue of Shoestring is out now!

Among the stories featured in this issue are: Mount Everest off the beaten track, Teaching English as a foreign language, Exploring Cuba, Aboriginal Australia and Travelling through the 'Stans!

Go on, have a look!