Tips for Travellers Big Travel Adventure on Pinterest #pinitforwarduk

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Pinterest is probably the fastest growing social media tool in travel. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are all getting entrenched and used a lot by travellers, travel bloggers and travel brands. It looks like after being used more to plan weddings, home redecoration and sharing other hobby inspirations, Pinterest is now becoming a popular tool to get inspiration and to share travel experiences.

I started using it a while ago and have started to really understand just how good it can be for finding travel inspiration. And for sharing some of my travel pictures and ideas too.

What is Pinterest? The best way to think of it is like a pin board or scrap book. It is where you can find and collect images that appeal to you. You can create different “pin boards” around a theme (for example I have some around my passions like Cruising, Las Vegas and Cape Town). It is great for collecting together ideas and to share memories.

Pinterest is expanding and launching a more UK site, alongside their main but more USA focused site. This is because they see and think people in different markets are more likely to want to find and share different things.

To coincide with the launch, I have created a new board where I am collecting images to inspire, remind and help me plan my “Big Travel Adventure 2014”. From February through to end of April (so almost 3 months of travel!) I will be travelling around Australia for a month and then getting on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 and sailing for just under 6 weeks from Sydney through Asia to Dubai. In the “Big Travel Adventure” board I am collecting images of things I have booked, want to see and plan to go. Once the trip starts I will also pin images of what we saw.

If you are on Pinterest, please visit this board ( Pinterest: Big Travel Adventure 2014 ) and my other boards (Pinterest: Gary Bembridge Tips for Travellers ) and start following me.

As part of the Pinterest launch, I am also following Monica Stott (The Travel Hack) whose boards are at

Let me know what you think of my “Big Travel Adventure” board and other boards!


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Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 3 million video views per month.

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3 Responses

  1. tina says:

    This is such an inspiring post, Gary! We’re super honored to have you apart of #PinItForwardUK. It’s so inspiring to hear that you’re using Pinterest to plan your Big Travel Adventure in 2014. I’m going to live vicariously through all your travels and posts.

  2. Monica says:

    I’ve just stumbled across this and noticed you mentioned my boards. Thanks so much! I’m a huge fan of Pinterest and could spend hours on it!

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