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