Shoestring Seeker is a very cool new social media channel.
I know, I know… you’re thinking…
Do we really need another social media channel? Aren’t we plugged in enough all ready?
Well, I would say, yes, we are plugged in enough all ready, likely too much so. Which is why, just maybe we do need a channel like Shoestring Seeker.
Shoestring Seeker is kind of like a cool cross between Pinterest and Facebook… only it’s all about sharing your personal destination and event experiences with others.
On Shoestring Seeker, you share – and read what others have shared – about the best places to go see, go do, go eat, go hike – get out and go.
This is near and dear to my heart. We’ve spent an awful lot of time on the road in the past thirteen years, and I’ve sometimes had to do some real digging to find out what would be the best way for the boys and I to spend our time when visiting a new-to-us city.
Don’t get me wrong; I appreciate in-room movies and an indoor pool (to tired out the kids) as much as anyone. But if we’re going to be spending our lives in this sometimes-crazy itinerant way, then my husband and I both want our boys to take the best of the experiences they can get. So, I do my research before we take a trip, and whenever we’re “away,” I’ve always got my eye open for that hidden bookstore, that über-cool museum, even that teensy library with the secret treasure origami display.
So, finding a(n online) place like Shoestring Seeker is an incredible resource. Look, I can crowdsource on Facebook, and with almost 5000 friends and well over 1000 followers, yep, I’ll get some feedback… You know, from the people that Facebook actually shows my post to. But on Shoestring Seeker, I can browse the posts of others… or I can search by location.
I already know we’ll be in Atlanta in July, and in National Harbor (Maryland) in August and September.
I can search wisdom posts by location, and see what others have experienced, believe are their “must-sees,” and even just find the best place to get a pizza.
Sometimes, getting a pizza is just what you need, especially when you’re away from home.
Shoestring Seeker isn’t just about finding new places, either. It’s about sharing with others. You know that teensy library I mentioned with the origami? that’s a real place! Is it on my list of places to share on Shoestring Seeker? You bet it is!
Go check out Shoestring Seeker, create an account and start exploring. Better yet, start sharing. I’d love to know what you think are the best sites to see (and bites to eat) in your area!