There are so many awesome social media tools to use when planning a vacation. You may hear about a fantastic vacation and see some great pictures from your cousin’s trip to the beach on the Facebook. Or maybe you heard about the “amazing snow” up in Colorado from all the Ski resorts you follow on the Twitter. Maybe you go the old fashioned route and Google it (gosh, is that really that “old-fashioned” now?).
As if this isn’t enough, there is a new way to gather even more travel inspiration….Pinterest. For those of you new to the show (ya live under a rock somewhere?), Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board to “pin” pictures and ideas you come across that you want to save and look at later. Each pin is linked to the source of the picture – In other words, I can pin a recipe for Smore’s Bars to my recipe board and when I click on it later, it will take me to the site of the original recipe. It. is. awesome.
I have been on Pinterest for a few months now, gathering recipes to try, decorating ideas for the Holidays, and fun Toddler activities to do with my youngest. Just this past week, I started looking up what Piniterest could offer me in terms of a subject near to my heart…traveling.
I have found so many links to places I want to go someday (filed neatly on my Vacation Bucket List board), fun places to take the kiddos (Fun Places to Take the Kids – duh), and some great travel keepsakes to make (Travel Keepsakes & Gadgets). I created a board the other day to list all the places I want to go in Texas. I created a board for all the Yummy Travel Food I want to try (you know me and food). And I created a board to list Inspirational Travel Stories.
The Sky is the limit! If you have an upcoming trip to Hawaii, create a board for it and start pinning your vacation ideas to it. Road Trip to California this summer? New York City in the Fall? Want some vacation photography hints? How about some packing ideas? My guess is you can find all this and so much more.
I love it – the ideas are endless. I have started to follow some of my travel friends who I have met through this blog and y’all have the best pins!! If you are not on board (come on, ya know you want to try it!), send me a quick email and I will send you an invite to join (it’s the only way). Or if you are – let me know, I’d love to follow you and see some of the awesome things you have pinned!
Now, back to my current obsession, pinning some of the Best National and State Parks across the US to take the kids to.