Pinterest for Planning

While many people are probably aware of Pinterest already, I would be remiss if I didn’t include it in my posts on planning for a trip. I’ve been using Pinterest for planning for about seven years now for lots of different things (cooking, crafting, exercise, room decorating). It’s been an invaluable resource for me when I am getting ready for a trip. You can follow different “boards” which are like virtual cork boards that you “pin” photos to. Alternatively, you can follow specific people so you get to see all the pins they post. You can also pin things to your own boards – I usually create a new board for each trip I take so I can easily refer back to helpful information I might want to access later.

On Pinterest, you can find visually appealing photos of destinations around the world to help you decide where you want to visit on your next adventure. There are also tons of tips on packing, with great infographics about packing checklists for destinations around the world, information about finding cheap flights, tricks for fitting more in a suitcase, advice on staying safe, and just about any other topic you can imagine. Not sure what to pack or how to create that perfect, elusive capsule wardrobe? 

I’ve created a new Pinterest page for Suitcase Six for all important travel topics; check it out at the link below for my favorite travel tips and tricks, beautiful photography, and links to other great travel bloggers and websites I use myself.

A recent update to the Pinterest app (at least as of February 2018) is the “sections” feature of your Pinterest boards. Now you can organize the pins on each board individually and group them per topic. This is fantastic because you can now have ways to search through boards for specific topics that may otherwise have been buried deep in your boards.

Say you’re leaving for Asia this summer and plan to see three countries. You could create one board called “Asia Trip 2018” and then divide that board into separate sections for “China,” “South Korea,” and “Japan”, for example. Maybe you’re just visiting one country, but want to split up your pins by attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and packing information. Now it’s super easy to do – the option to add a pin to a specific board is there when you go to pin it.

Head to the Destinations page to see our posts by region and country, and get started planning your next adventure!

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