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nov 26 2013

Do you use Pinterest for Vacation Ideas?

Social media sites like Pinterest are making it easier to plan—and take—your dream vacation.

Have you tested out Pinterest's new Place Pins feature yet?

(Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)

Believe it or not, Pinterest just got more addicting. Not only can you find photos, boards, and graphics for everything from knitting projects and classic recipes to travel quotes and holiday decorations, but now you can actually map out your dream trips and travel bucket list adventures. Social media sites like Pinterest are making it easier to plan your dream vacation, providing a wealth of ideas and images to help you get the ball rolling. According to this recent article by Skift, Pinterest is also planning to bridge the gap between fantasizing about and planning your vacations to being able to book them, but that's still to come.

Budget Travel first came onto the Pinterest scene a little over a year ago with three modest boards highlighting our feature articles (see our Budget Travel Collections board, now serving as our Pinterest story archive), Readers' Best Photos, and Travel Deals to Get Now, and have since grown to more than 30 boards.

We couldn't resist testing out Pinterest's Place Pins, a new feature that lets you tag the name of the place in your photo so it appears on a fancy map powered by Foursquare, showing the exact location. Check out our Best Budget Hotels, Wonders of the World, Brag-Worthy Passport Stamps, and A World of Christmas Trees boards to see the new trend for yourself.

We want to know: do you use visually-oriented social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram for vacation ideas or to help plan your trips? Tell us about it below!

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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