Shoestring magazine Out Now!

My Final Project SHOESTRING MAGAZINE went to print today!!



Shoestring is a magzine for backpackers aged 18 - 30, who enjoy outdoor activities, exploring cultures and might even be thinking or taking a Gap Year or Sabbatical to volunteer or work somewhere. Exploring the world on a budget - it's exactly what it says on the tin. Students with itchy feet might not know about all the possibilities open to them, and I'd like to help there. My motto is: "Where you have been is not half as important as where you are going! Meet you there!" and I mean it.

Just like Mark Twain once said "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the things you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." I do believe that you should take your chance to travel while you can, and even though the world has been explored many times over, there are still so many hidden gems and experiences to discover!

For now, Shoestring is a 12-page magazine, but if I get enough encouraging feedback, I will turn it into a regular online publication, with more sections (i.e. city breaks, what gear, etc.) and more pages. As this issue of Shoestring is an assessment and counts towards my degree, there will only be a limited number of hard copies, mainly for those who contributed to it (printing is expensive, if you don't print in bulk). But the good news is: you can read it online either here on Conny's Corner or on issuu.com, download it, print it and hopefully in the future even subscribe to it.

Click on the magazine above, and it will open in full screen modus. If you click on the page then, it will zoom in, so you can read it properly. I only ask you not to distribute it further once you downloaded it and not to pass it off as your own.

Last but not least I want to thank David Simister, Laura Heisig, Skye Macdonald, Luise Görlitz, all the photographers and everyone I interviewed for their big help!

8 Kommentare:

Evie said...

I've just had a look through it, looks good. You should be really proud Conny :D x

Lauren said...

Hey, I really like the way you've used pictures on the pages, and the way you did the writer profiles too :-). Obviously the writing is fabulous too, I will have a proper look at it later.
WELL DONE Connifer (Mwah haha! I know you hate that) x

Skye said...

Hey just read the mag, looks fantastic! Congratulations babe you did a great job!

Malin said...

It looks amazing! You inspired me to put my magazine online too! x

Lynnear said...

hey Conny

Had a brief look at your mag,,, it is so great love the design and the layout of it all... I will defiantly read it later...

Ben said...

it looks great! i hope to see more issuu uploads. Well done to both you and Lauren for sticking it out! Well done travel journalists!

Anonymous said...

As always, you did a great job darling! Gefällt mir echt gut, weitermachen!!
XX Karima

ps.: kann ich somehow ein gedrucktes Exemplar bekommen?

lainie liberti said...

Very cool! I wanted to share with you the podcast we just released on Couchsurfing! Thought that might fit perfectly into your world. Best!
Lainie

http://www.raisingmiro.com/2010/08/12/podcast-episode-8/

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