Recently I had the pleasure to travel from Australia to France. This was arranged in a fairly fast time frame and was not a destination I’d given much thought to prior to the trip being suddenly on the agenda. It is a very long trip but definitely worth the inconvenience to get there.
The benefits of Pinterest when planning a trip are as wide as your imagination. For a start you can begin by isolating the likely areas to visit on a planned trip and then look for information on searching Google, and even Pinterest for items that relate to that specific location. Once you pin them you have an easy reference point and never lose a bookmark again! This is the ultimate window-shopping tool you can imagine! Map your trip on Google and save that as a pin to show your route.
Pinterist is good for identifying sights and activities that are of interest to see during a trip, but also the details on how to make the most of the time there, what to make a priority and even what to give a miss since it is not of such importance as might have been assumed. Here’s a link to a planning board I started while we were investigating the best options for locations to add to the itinerary. You can get ideas from those who have been there or heard about a location and pinned it and follow that up with more detailed research. And remember, you can also pin videos! (You’ll see some of these on the link to my Trip board below).
When time is limited, it is important to ensure that you get to the things of highest importance and understanding the priorities helps with making this happen.
Come the time of the trip, things can be frantic! Getting to see everything on the agenda and have time to just enjoy being in a new country is a bit of a balancing act. Again, Pinterest is a handy way to collate information on the things that you’ve seen and can supplement the photos that you take while you are there.
When we visit new places, we can’t always know what we are looking at, as we are doing it. Following up with some research can fill in the blanks. As in my visit to the Auvergne region (a spectacular landscape of extinct volcanoes) – all those happy cows with the most fantastic view in the world – breeds with which I was not familiar and was interested to learn more about. The different types and which varieties were used for the famous local cheese.
Your trip board is a great way to store information on the fly and create a memorial to help you jog your memory of even small things that make the trip significant. Like finding the Bees of Paris during a walk through town.
You can use it to save information on best times to visit, best places to go, where to find that particular vintage special item that you want to take home as a keepsake, or scope out best venues and events to plan your trip around.
Pinterest for travelers or goal setters, is a handy time-saving tool. For business owners, it is an indispensable tool that you can use to help visitors to find your information and enable them to add your business to their travel plans, where this is their desire.
In a recent study of tourism in Australia it was revealed that the great majority of travelers planning a discretionary trip have a destination in mind but no particular plans for what they want to see when they get there. This is where good promotion and information available online helps them to find your business – but also puts it in their mind as an option. Hopefully, a desirable option, and that’s up to the business to build that interest.
For businesses, Pinterest is a way to make your business accessible for customers even if you are not actively engaging in social media. Pinterest is the easy way to show your best to the world and help those looking for what you do, where you are, find you, to achieve the best outcome for their project.
For those planning to travel, or planning a wedding, or developing a marketing plan for a retail or foodie or winery business, just to name a few, Pinterest is a great way to build your resources around a topic, curate news and photos that are on target and help you get the best value and importantly, the best experience that you can from your planning.
As to the trip, France was fantastic. The people were warm and friendly and travel was very easy. It’s hard to pinpoint a favourite aspect but I did enjoy looking forward to planning and then completing the act of visiting the Gargoyles and Chimera of Notre Dame. It’s a punishing walk but the best view in Paris.
Visit my France 2013 Done board You’ll find lots of detail on elements that I was able to learn more about when I got home. Food, architecture, odd details of the gargoyles too!.
Nothing happens until you think of it first.
Goals need a thought. Once you have a thought then you can develop that thought into a plan and follow that with an action. That’s how memories are made and goals achieved. You better believe it – you can set a plan and achieve it.
What will you put on your Goals Board?
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