Top tips on using Pinterest for travel

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We’re sharing a few tips on how to use our favourite online scrapbook to plan and record our holidays

Pinterest might as well have been made for travel. Once you’ve got a handle on it (and it really doesn’t take long – we promise!), the virtual pinboard makes an excellent tool for discovering places, learning about future destinations and planning travel arrangements.

We think it’s great and have nearly 80 boards ranging from Caves to Yellow Houses. But it would be even better if more travel lovers started using it. So we’re sharing a few tips on how to use Pinterest for travel.

Travel Journal
Photo by libookperson

BECOME A CURATOR OF INSPIRATION


Travel and photography have always gone hand in hand. Inspirational places beget inspirational images, and vice versa. One way or another, beautiful travel photographs find their way online.

Whether they’re on Pinterest already or floating in cyberspace just waiting to be pinned down, gather together the places that excite you on your own “Inspirational Places” board.

You never know what a search might throw up – we bet you discover some inspirational places that you’d never heard of before.

Travel guides
Photo by The Travelling Bum

COMPOSE YOUR OWN INSIDER TRAVEL GUIDES

Are you one of those people who trawl the internet for insight into their next destination? If you are, Pinterest is a fantastic way to organise all those useful factoids and possibilities you uncover.

Make one board for your destination as a whole or several separate boards for the different aspects of your trip. Pin web pages or Pinterest profiles for hotels, sights, restaurants, bars, events, reviews and online guidebooks in one spot to create your own personalised travel guide.

Never again will you have that annoying thought “Where did I read that?”.

Pinterest
Photo by Bunches and Bits {Karina}

SHARE THE LOVE

Okay, so you could argue that a Pinterest board is nothing more than a glorified bookmark folder. But there is a subtle difference. Pinterest allows you to share and collaborate with others who have similar interests and goals.

Family members, friends and total strangers can all benefit from the inspiration you’ve curated and guides you’ve composed. More than that, they can comment on your pins and boards and, if you give them permission, become contributors to your boards too.

Chances are you’ll glean a few useful tips and insights from all that feedback.

Travel journal
Photo by Vajrasattva

DOCUMENT YOUR TRAVELS

Remember the days when you used to keep all the ticket stubs and plane tickets from your trips in a messy journal for posterity? Spare yourself the trouble of scissor cuts and sticky tape – scrapbook 21st-century style by collecting all your memories into one epic pinboard.

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Top tips on using Pinterest for travel was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
Author: Brett Ackroyd (631 posts)

Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.