From the monthly archives:

January 2008

Metablogging and Thanks!

January 13, 2008

in Travel

To my fellow travelers:
This was a big week for Less Than a Shoestring. In just over five months, the blog hit 100 posts and 10,000 visitors. The number of readers increases daily. Writing for you is rewarding and interesting, and I’m happy to report there are another 100 posts already in planning [...]


Welcome to the second Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for the Americas. Here you’ll find North American, Central American and Caribbean travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.
If you only have time to read one post this week, let me recommend the oddly named The Secret Lives of Travelers by Susan [...]

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Oakley is offering a microfiber cinch pouch for sunglasses (or whatever) for filling out a short survey at their website. They’re speedy with request fulfillment — I’ve already received this and am looking forward to using it. Get yours today!


As I posted a month ago, I am looking for reader tips on Malta and Venice for my trip next week. Most useful tip posted for each location will win a small prize. Any and all advice is welcomed! Leave your tips in the comments.


As a long-time solo traveler and an extrovert, I have no trouble traveling alone and meeting people on the road. For the more reserved among us, however, Stacy at the Rambling Traveler posted 10 tricks for meeting people while traveling. I had never considered things I do to be helpful, such as offering [...]


Here are a few thoughts as I prepare to head back from my holiday travels on questions posed recently.
+ If you don’t travel often or are traveling to a part of the world you haven’t been to before, contact your bank and your credit card companies prior to departure and let them know your travel [...]


Megabus, a UK company I’ve been meaning to post about since my trip to London, is touting its expanded U.S. service this week in true low-cost travel style with $1 fares between its major-city destinations!
Book now for travel from January 16-March 11. In order to qualify for the lowest fares, enter the promo [...]


Welcome to the first Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for Europe. Here you’ll find European travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend. We’ve got a number of interesting posts from around the blogosphere, sorted geographically.
UK and Ireland
Two posts this week deal with tours in and around London.
First up is Dana [...]


January 1 marked the start of a six-month French experiment with free museum entry at a variety of cultural institutions. If you can read French, check out the press release here. For the rest of you, more info after the jump.


Have you made (more) travel one of your resolutions for 2008? As if any of us needed a reason to travel, this year offers up a full calendar of travel events to get you out the door and exploring your world. Try on these 12 colorful ideas for size!
January: Celebrate Carnival in Netherlands [...]