DSC_0144

A woman planning a trip online on her laptop

Planning a trip online could be an overwhelming process. Trust me, I know from many personal experiences! From trying to figure out where to go, to the right timing and budgeting properly, to mapping out an itinerary, there are a plethora of things to think about when it comes to planning a trip anywhere in the world.

A happy woman enjoying her time in Tokyo, Japan

When I first started to avidly travel, I was doing a lot of group trips through EF Ultimate Break. They are a great tour company to go through if you are a solo traveler on the prowl to meet new like-minded friends; are in your late teens to mid 20s looking to start your travel journey and don’t feel comfortable adventuring alone yet; are seeking a trip where everything is already planned out for you and, of course, are wanting to have a great time in a group setting. Please note that EF Ultimate Break is for anyone between the ages of 18 – 29. Similar tour groups are G Adventures, Intrepid Travel and Contiki. (I did EF Ultimate Break trips to Greece, Thailand and Japan.)

We Are Travel Girls luxury women's group trip in Morocco

Although I still fall in the age range for EF Ultimate Break, I now enjoy doing more luxury-focused trips that are aimed for those in their mid/late 20s to early 40s such as We Are Travel GirlsTravel Girls Getaways and The Blonde Abroad’s TBA Escapes. A great budget group option for those in their mid/late 20s into their 30s is also Weiss World Group. So many travel bloggers and influencers are now leading group trips around the world and I highly recommend looking into what they offer! What I like about group trips geared for a mature age group is that you could still enjoy your trip without having to worry about partygoers, those looking to start unnecessary drama and other aspects you outgrow as you get older. Another reason why I like the idea of group trips is so that you could experience a destination that you wouldn’t necessarily feel comfortable traveling to by yourself. (Last year, I did the Travel Girls Getaway to Morocco, a dream destination for me, but a place I honestly wouldn’t have felt comfortable adventuring by myself.) If you are looking for a bespoke luxury trip, whether you are going on a honeymoon, family vacation, business incentive group trip, etc. I highly recommend Crawford Concierge.

A woman enjoying a sunny day at a luxury riad in Morocco

I will still do at least one group trip a year, but I have been doing more trips on my own whether it be with a friend or two or even by myself. Ever since I became a travel blogger, I have discovered easy and affordable options when it comes to planning a trip online. The number one platform I use is Pinterest!

**Please note that this blog post uses affiliate links meaning that if you make a purchase via my affiliate link, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only promote and talk about products and services that I have used and like.


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Planning a trip through Pinterest

Setting Up Pinterest:

A woman enjoying a summer day in Burano, Italy

In case you do not know what Pinterest is, it is a social media discovery engine for travel, fashion, food, beauty, fitness, lifestyle, home décor, parenting, entrepreneurship, health and so much more. There are an infinite amount of ideas and inspiration on Pinterest for anyone and everyone!

A woman planning a trip online through Pinterest

If you do not have a Pinterest account, I highly recommend signing up for one. It is free and easy to use. Once you are all set up, you could follow your friends and find inspiration through what they have pinned; get inspired by bloggers and influencers; check out what your favorite celebrities are pinning and more! If you are looking for travel inspiration and enjoy traveling boutique style, which is unique and authentic travel ranging from mid-budget to luxury, I have my very own travel board called Boutique Travel Tips, Trips and Hotels. Even if you don’t classify yourself as a boutique traveler, there is a plethora of different travel ideas that are still pinned every day to this board. In addition to my Pinterest board, you could find travel inspiration on the following:

Planning a Dream Trip Online:

A woman exploring Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand

After you have gotten comfortable with Pinterest and started creating your bucket list boards, now it is time to start putting your Pinterest inspiration to good use.  

Picking a Travel Destination:

A woman pointing to dream catchers in Tulum

Before you start coming up with a trip itinerary, you obviously have to choose a destination first. Unless you are already set on the place you want to travel to, here are things to think about when choosing your travel destination:

  • What has been on your bucket list for a while? (Start a list of more than one place.)
  • Do you want to travel domestically or international? (If you want to travel internationally, you obviously need to have a valid passport for at least six months.)
  • What is your budget? (Are you looking to save money or splurge?)
  • Do you have credit card points, airline miles, etc.? (I use the Capital One Venture Card and it is the BEST card to wrap up points and rewards. I’m also part of United Airline’s MileagePlus program and am also part of Norwegian Air’s Reward – Loyalty program.)
  • List the type of activities you enjoy doing for fun. Is there also a specific event you want to attend? (Are you a foodie, adventurer, shopper, etc.? Do you want to celebrate Carnival, see the cherry blossoms, attend a music festival?)
  • Are you celebrating something special on this trip? (Honeymoon, babymoon, bachelor/bachelorette, milestone birthday, etc.)
  • When can you travel and for how long? (Determining when and how long you could travel for is important when it comes to choosing the right location. If you live in the United States and have only one week to travel in the summer, a trip to Bali wouldn’t be your best option.)
  • What type of weather do you want? (It is important to keep in mind that each destination has different weather and climate throughout the year. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere and are looking to travel in the summer, places like tropical destinations, desert locations and countries in the Southern Hemisphere are probably not what you are looking for. It is best to save those trips for the winter or during autumn or spring.)

Booking Flights:

A woman and a man paragliding in New Zealand

Once you choose your dream destination, it is now time to book your flight! My number one go-to resource for finding affordable airfare is through Skyscanner. On Skyscanner, you could plug in your departure and arrival destinations; choose if you are traveling roundtrip, one-way or doing a multi-city journey; put in the date(s) you are looking to depart and/or returning and the number of travelers in your booking.

A woman enjoying the trip to Banff that she planned online

By clicking “Search”, the page will load and you will be able to sort prices by the best, cheapest and fastest option. You could also choose if you want a non-stop flight, 1-stop or 2 or more stopovers and you could also sort by departure times, trip duration and airlines. (There is also an option where you could choose if you only want to fly on aircrafts with lower CO2 emissions.) Once you see a flight that you’re interested in taking, you could click on it and see what deals they are offering through the airline’s website or a third party like Expedia.

A woman dancing on a beach in Vietnam

A piece of advice that I would love to give everyone is that it is going to be tempting to purchase the cheapest flight you see. If you find a cheap flight, I highly recommend seeing if your luggage, carry on, seating arrangement and food is included in that price. Sometimes the luggage and carry on fees could be more than the actual flight! I recommend searching through the best flight options that Skyscanner recommends as opposed to the cheapest. You will definitely get the most for your money!

Planning a Trip Itinerary Online:

A woman holding a drink on a boat

Now that your flights are booked for your trip, it is now time to create an itinerary using Pinterest!

As you’ve been scrolling through Pinterest, you could see that it is pretty clear that bloggers tend to dominate the platform. I have been using travel blogs to plan trips even before I became a travel blogger myself because they are real people talking about real experiences. They aren’t a travel organization or celebrity glamorizing a specific destination to get you to buy. Bloggers include authenticity in their content and they provide honest reviews of both the good and bad when they travel. (Plus, people trust bloggers more than any other source when it comes to trip planning online.)

A woman hiking the Andes Mountains in Peru

Within the travel blogger community, there are specific niches: luxury travel, boutique travel, budget travel/backpacking, adventure travel, sustainable/eco-friendly travel, slow travel, family travel, solo travel, solo female travel, couples’ travel, digital nomad travel, mid-life travel, over 40 travel, cruise travel, LGBTQ travel, van life travel and more!

Icelandic horses in the countryside of Iceland

When you are ready to use Pinterest for your online trip planning, it is best to use keywords in your search. For instance, if I am looking to do a budget-friendly road trip through Iceland, I am going to want to search “Iceland on a Budget”, “Eating in Iceland on a Budget”, “Budget Friendly Hotels in Iceland”, “Best Hostels in Iceland”, “Iceland Road Trip”, “Cheap Things to do in Reykjavik”, “Iceland Itinerary”, “Free Activities in Reykjavik”, etc. From there, Pinterest will pull up pins that best describe what you are looking for. When you go to click on a specific pin, it will redirect you to a travel blog post on that specific topic.

A woman enjoying a beautiful winter day on an Iceland road trip

Some bloggers will already include a full itinerary in their post from a trip that they took. If you find your dream itinerary through someone’s blog post, then that is amazing and you are good to go! Most likely though, you will need to reference a few blogs to build your dream trip. I recommend getting a notepad out and spare some time to do your research. You could check out Iceland itinerary blog posts to map out the places you want to go to; read an article on the best restaurants for cheap eats in a specific city such as Reykjavik; look through blog posts that review budget friendly accommodations and reference a post on the top things you must see on an Iceland road trip.

Choosing an Accommodation:

A woman looking out her hotel balcony that she found through planning a trip online

Once you map out your itinerary from your Pinterest research, you are now ready to book your accommodations! Below are my top recommendations for booking an accommodation. These sites are also great for finding awesome travel deals:

A woman in a hostel she found through planning her trip online

Just like I mention above, you could also reference Pinterest for the best hotels in the prospective destination you are traveling to. A lot of blog posts will also recommend hotels, hostels and Airbnbs that are centrally located or situated in a great area. Definitely keep note of that because there is nothing more convenient than having your accommodation in a great location!

Booking Transportation:

A woman walking out from a train station in Denver, Colorado after planning her trip online

After you secure your accommodations, you will need to book your transportation to and from each city you are visiting during your trip. (Most of the blogs you find on Pinterest will also reference the best ways to get around.) I highly recommend booking your transportation prior to your trip because things could overbook and you could be out of luck. Whether you are looking to rent a car, take the train, hop on a ferry or even board a short flight, below are my favorite resources:

Travel Insurance and Safety:

Planning a trip online for Finland

Anything could happen on a trip, so it is always best to get travel insurance! I always use SafetyWing that includes both medical and travel insurance in case I get into an accident, fall sick, lose my luggage, get stuck in a natural disaster, have a personal liability and more.

A woman skiing in the Dolomites of Italy - after planning her trip online

I also suggest calling your bank and notifying them that you are going on a trip so that they know you will be using your credit card. If you don’t call ahead of time and use your card abroad, your bank could put a hold on your account. (Trust me, it is something you do not want to deal with when you are traveling.)

A woman outside of a phone booth in the United Kingdom

It is also best to be in contact with loved ones back at home. I highly recommend calling your cell phone provider to see if there is a plan for you to be able to use your network abroad. If, for whatever reason, there is no plan for the destination that you are traveling to, I recommend getting a SIM card when you arrive at your destination. You could pick up a SIM card in the airport or even get a travel card prior to your trip. Getting a SIM card will be cheaper than purchasing a plan from your phone provider.

A woman enjoying a hidden spot she found through planning a trip online to Maine

In addition, before you leave for your trip, it is best to notify your loved ones of your whereabouts just in case of an emergency. Print out your itinerary and the accommodations you will be staying at on specific dates. I also recommend creating copies of your passport!

Planning Out Travel Outfits:

A woman wearing an outfit she found planning a trip online through Pinterest packing guides

Another reason why Pinterest is a great search engine for those planning a trip online is because there are so many travel and fashion bloggers offering packing guides. You could find a packing guide for almost every single trip out there: beach vacations, week-long treks, city escapes, etc. You could also find luggage, carry on, backpack and other travel bag recommendations on Pinterest.


A woman outside of a temple in Vietnam she found by planning a trip online

Now, you are all set for your next trip! I hope this guide was helpful for when you go about planning a trip online through Pinterest in the future. If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected].

Make sure to pin this post if you find it useful!

Planning a trip online through Pinterest

How do you go about planning a trip for the future?

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16 Comments

  1. Rebecca on April 10, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Love this! I thought I knew so much more about planning a trip but there are so many tips in here that I need to look into more! You always create great resources.

    • Taylor Deer on April 10, 2020 at 10:43 am

      Thank you so much Rebecca! I love the infinite amount of resources Pinterest offers. 🙂

  2. Elena Pappalardo on April 10, 2020 at 11:26 am

    What a helpful guide and unique post, Taylor! Loved these tips and all of these amazing group trip ideas! Thank you for the new inspiration 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on April 10, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Thank you so much Elena! I’m glad you found it helpful. 🙂

  3. Cristina on April 10, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    This is a very original post :), and you provide great tips to plan a trip too. Pinterest is one of my favourite apps to get travel inspiration, but I never thought to plan my trip through Pinterest as you mention here. I’ll try it!

    • Taylor Deer on April 10, 2020 at 12:48 pm

      Thank you so much Cristina! Pinterest has so many resources out there to plan almost anything, a trip, wedding, etc. I love it! 🙂

  4. Sarah Barthet on April 10, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    I love love love this article! I don’t think I’ve seen a similar one before! Incredibly useful for those that are planning a trip for the future xx

    • Taylor Deer on April 10, 2020 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah! My friend asked me to share how I personally plan my own trips so I thought I’d share I do everything through Pinterest. A lot of people don’t realize how resourceful Pinterest truly is. 🙂

  5. Tea on April 11, 2020 at 11:15 am

    I really love these travel tips, especially the Pinterest boards!

    • Taylor Deer on April 11, 2020 at 7:24 pm

      Thank you so much Tea! Pinterest is amazing. 🙂

  6. Maria on April 11, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Great tips Taylor! I use very similar resources as you do and I also love Pinterest for planning. I had never considered doing group travel but maybe it’s worth it trying it out!

    • Taylor Deer on April 11, 2020 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you so much Maria! Pinterest is amazing for planning almost anything. Also group trips are a fun way to meet new friends. 🙂

  7. Charu Goyal on April 14, 2020 at 8:14 am

    I love using Pinterest to plan my trips as well! Your list of travel boards is so satisfactory and well put. Thank you for writing this unique post, Taylor 💗

    • Taylor Deer on April 14, 2020 at 9:42 am

      Thank you so much Charu! It’s the best and cheapest way out there. The resources are endless 🙂

  8. Francesca on May 11, 2020 at 6:30 am

    This is such a cool idea! Pinterest is the perfect place to get trip inspiration and find blogs about the destination. I’ve never actually tried to plan a trip through it but I might give it a go next time!

    • Taylor Deer on May 11, 2020 at 9:30 am

      Thank you Francesca! I’ve been planning most of my trips through Pinterest and it is so awesome! 🙂

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DSC_0144

A woman planning a trip online on her laptop

Planning a trip online could be an overwhelming process. Trust me, I know from many personal experiences! From trying to figure out where to go, to the right timing and budgeting properly, to mapping out an itinerary, there are a plethora of things to think about when it comes to planning a trip anywhere in the world.

A happy woman enjoying her time in Tokyo, Japan

When I first started to avidly travel, I was doing a lot of group trips through EF Ultimate Break. They are a great tour company to go through if you are a solo traveler on the prowl to meet new like-minded friends; are in your late teens to mid 20s looking to start your travel journey and don’t feel comfortable adventuring alone yet; are seeking a trip where everything is already planned out for you and, of course, are wanting to have a great time in a group setting. Please note that EF Ultimate Break is for anyone between the ages of 18 – 29. Similar tour groups are G Adventures, Intrepid Travel and Contiki. (I did EF Ultimate Break trips to Greece, Thailand and Japan.)

We Are Travel Girls luxury women's group trip in Morocco

Although I still fall in the age range for EF Ultimate Break, I now enjoy doing more luxury-focused trips that are aimed for those in their mid/late 20s to early 40s such as We Are Travel GirlsTravel Girls Getaways and The Blonde Abroad’s TBA Escapes. A great budget group option for those in their mid/late 20s into their 30s is also Weiss World Group. So many travel bloggers and influencers are now leading group trips around the world and I highly recommend looking into what they offer! What I like about group trips geared for a mature age group is that you could still enjoy your trip without having to worry about partygoers, those looking to start unnecessary drama and other aspects you outgrow as you get older. Another reason why I like the idea of group trips is so that you could experience a destination that you wouldn’t necessarily feel comfortable traveling to by yourself. (Last year, I did the Travel Girls Getaway to Morocco, a dream destination for me, but a place I honestly wouldn’t have felt comfortable adventuring by myself.) If you are looking for a bespoke luxury trip, whether you are going on a honeymoon, family vacation, business incentive group trip, etc. I highly recommend Crawford Concierge.

A woman enjoying a sunny day at a luxury riad in Morocco

I will still do at least one group trip a year, but I have been doing more trips on my own whether it be with a friend or two or even by myself. Ever since I became a travel blogger, I have discovered easy and affordable options when it comes to planning a trip online. The number one platform I use is Pinterest!

**Please note that this blog post uses affiliate links meaning that if you make a purchase via my affiliate link, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only promote and talk about products and services that I have used and like.


Pin the Below Image to Keep Handy

Planning a trip through Pinterest

Setting Up Pinterest:

A woman enjoying a summer day in Burano, Italy

In case you do not know what Pinterest is, it is a social media discovery engine for travel, fashion, food, beauty, fitness, lifestyle, home décor, parenting, entrepreneurship, health and so much more. There are an infinite amount of ideas and inspiration on Pinterest for anyone and everyone!

A woman planning a trip online through Pinterest

If you do not have a Pinterest account, I highly recommend signing up for one. It is free and easy to use. Once you are all set up, you could follow your friends and find inspiration through what they have pinned; get inspired by bloggers and influencers; check out what your favorite celebrities are pinning and more! If you are looking for travel inspiration and enjoy traveling boutique style, which is unique and authentic travel ranging from mid-budget to luxury, I have my very own travel board called Boutique Travel Tips, Trips and Hotels. Even if you don’t classify yourself as a boutique traveler, there is a plethora of different travel ideas that are still pinned every day to this board. In addition to my Pinterest board, you could find travel inspiration on the following:

Planning a Dream Trip Online:

A woman exploring Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand

After you have gotten comfortable with Pinterest and started creating your bucket list boards, now it is time to start putting your Pinterest inspiration to good use.  

Picking a Travel Destination:

A woman pointing to dream catchers in Tulum

Before you start coming up with a trip itinerary, you obviously have to choose a destination first. Unless you are already set on the place you want to travel to, here are things to think about when choosing your travel destination:

  • What has been on your bucket list for a while? (Start a list of more than one place.)
  • Do you want to travel domestically or international? (If you want to travel internationally, you obviously need to have a valid passport for at least six months.)
  • What is your budget? (Are you looking to save money or splurge?)
  • Do you have credit card points, airline miles, etc.? (I use the Capital One Venture Card and it is the BEST card to wrap up points and rewards. I’m also part of United Airline’s MileagePlus program and am also part of Norwegian Air’s Reward – Loyalty program.)
  • List the type of activities you enjoy doing for fun. Is there also a specific event you want to attend? (Are you a foodie, adventurer, shopper, etc.? Do you want to celebrate Carnival, see the cherry blossoms, attend a music festival?)
  • Are you celebrating something special on this trip? (Honeymoon, babymoon, bachelor/bachelorette, milestone birthday, etc.)
  • When can you travel and for how long? (Determining when and how long you could travel for is important when it comes to choosing the right location. If you live in the United States and have only one week to travel in the summer, a trip to Bali wouldn’t be your best option.)
  • What type of weather do you want? (It is important to keep in mind that each destination has different weather and climate throughout the year. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere and are looking to travel in the summer, places like tropical destinations, desert locations and countries in the Southern Hemisphere are probably not what you are looking for. It is best to save those trips for the winter or during autumn or spring.)

Booking Flights:

A woman and a man paragliding in New Zealand

Once you choose your dream destination, it is now time to book your flight! My number one go-to resource for finding affordable airfare is through Skyscanner. On Skyscanner, you could plug in your departure and arrival destinations; choose if you are traveling roundtrip, one-way or doing a multi-city journey; put in the date(s) you are looking to depart and/or returning and the number of travelers in your booking.

A woman enjoying the trip to Banff that she planned online

By clicking “Search”, the page will load and you will be able to sort prices by the best, cheapest and fastest option. You could also choose if you want a non-stop flight, 1-stop or 2 or more stopovers and you could also sort by departure times, trip duration and airlines. (There is also an option where you could choose if you only want to fly on aircrafts with lower CO2 emissions.) Once you see a flight that you’re interested in taking, you could click on it and see what deals they are offering through the airline’s website or a third party like Expedia.

A woman dancing on a beach in Vietnam

A piece of advice that I would love to give everyone is that it is going to be tempting to purchase the cheapest flight you see. If you find a cheap flight, I highly recommend seeing if your luggage, carry on, seating arrangement and food is included in that price. Sometimes the luggage and carry on fees could be more than the actual flight! I recommend searching through the best flight options that Skyscanner recommends as opposed to the cheapest. You will definitely get the most for your money!

Planning a Trip Itinerary Online:

A woman holding a drink on a boat

Now that your flights are booked for your trip, it is now time to create an itinerary using Pinterest!

As you’ve been scrolling through Pinterest, you could see that it is pretty clear that bloggers tend to dominate the platform. I have been using travel blogs to plan trips even before I became a travel blogger myself because they are real people talking about real experiences. They aren’t a travel organization or celebrity glamorizing a specific destination to get you to buy. Bloggers include authenticity in their content and they provide honest reviews of both the good and bad when they travel. (Plus, people trust bloggers more than any other source when it comes to trip planning online.)

A woman hiking the Andes Mountains in Peru

Within the travel blogger community, there are specific niches: luxury travel, boutique travel, budget travel/backpacking, adventure travel, sustainable/eco-friendly travel, slow travel, family travel, solo travel, solo female travel, couples’ travel, digital nomad travel, mid-life travel, over 40 travel, cruise travel, LGBTQ travel, van life travel and more!

Icelandic horses in the countryside of Iceland

When you are ready to use Pinterest for your online trip planning, it is best to use keywords in your search. For instance, if I am looking to do a budget-friendly road trip through Iceland, I am going to want to search “Iceland on a Budget”, “Eating in Iceland on a Budget”, “Budget Friendly Hotels in Iceland”, “Best Hostels in Iceland”, “Iceland Road Trip”, “Cheap Things to do in Reykjavik”, “Iceland Itinerary”, “Free Activities in Reykjavik”, etc. From there, Pinterest will pull up pins that best describe what you are looking for. When you go to click on a specific pin, it will redirect you to a travel blog post on that specific topic.

A woman enjoying a beautiful winter day on an Iceland road trip

Some bloggers will already include a full itinerary in their post from a trip that they took. If you find your dream itinerary through someone’s blog post, then that is amazing and you are good to go! Most likely though, you will need to reference a few blogs to build your dream trip. I recommend getting a notepad out and spare some time to do your research. You could check out Iceland itinerary blog posts to map out the places you want to go to; read an article on the best restaurants for cheap eats in a specific city such as Reykjavik; look through blog posts that review budget friendly accommodations and reference a post on the top things you must see on an Iceland road trip.

Choosing an Accommodation:

A woman looking out her hotel balcony that she found through planning a trip online

Once you map out your itinerary from your Pinterest research, you are now ready to book your accommodations! Below are my top recommendations for booking an accommodation. These sites are also great for finding awesome travel deals:

A woman in a hostel she found through planning her trip online

Just like I mention above, you could also reference Pinterest for the best hotels in the prospective destination you are traveling to. A lot of blog posts will also recommend hotels, hostels and Airbnbs that are centrally located or situated in a great area. Definitely keep note of that because there is nothing more convenient than having your accommodation in a great location!

Booking Transportation:

A woman walking out from a train station in Denver, Colorado after planning her trip online

After you secure your accommodations, you will need to book your transportation to and from each city you are visiting during your trip. (Most of the blogs you find on Pinterest will also reference the best ways to get around.) I highly recommend booking your transportation prior to your trip because things could overbook and you could be out of luck. Whether you are looking to rent a car, take the train, hop on a ferry or even board a short flight, below are my favorite resources:

Travel Insurance and Safety:

Planning a trip online for Finland

Anything could happen on a trip, so it is always best to get travel insurance! I always use SafetyWing that includes both medical and travel insurance in case I get into an accident, fall sick, lose my luggage, get stuck in a natural disaster, have a personal liability and more.

A woman skiing in the Dolomites of Italy - after planning her trip online

I also suggest calling your bank and notifying them that you are going on a trip so that they know you will be using your credit card. If you don’t call ahead of time and use your card abroad, your bank could put a hold on your account. (Trust me, it is something you do not want to deal with when you are traveling.)

A woman outside of a phone booth in the United Kingdom

It is also best to be in contact with loved ones back at home. I highly recommend calling your cell phone provider to see if there is a plan for you to be able to use your network abroad. If, for whatever reason, there is no plan for the destination that you are traveling to, I recommend getting a SIM card when you arrive at your destination. You could pick up a SIM card in the airport or even get a travel card prior to your trip. Getting a SIM card will be cheaper than purchasing a plan from your phone provider.

A woman enjoying a hidden spot she found through planning a trip online to Maine

In addition, before you leave for your trip, it is best to notify your loved ones of your whereabouts just in case of an emergency. Print out your itinerary and the accommodations you will be staying at on specific dates. I also recommend creating copies of your passport!

Planning Out Travel Outfits:

A woman wearing an outfit she found planning a trip online through Pinterest packing guides

Another reason why Pinterest is a great search engine for those planning a trip online is because there are so many travel and fashion bloggers offering packing guides. You could find a packing guide for almost every single trip out there: beach vacations, week-long treks, city escapes, etc. You could also find luggage, carry on, backpack and other travel bag recommendations on Pinterest.


A woman outside of a temple in Vietnam she found by planning a trip online

Now, you are all set for your next trip! I hope this guide was helpful for when you go about planning a trip online through Pinterest in the future. If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected].

Make sure to pin this post if you find it useful!

Planning a trip online through Pinterest

How do you go about planning a trip for the future?

16 Comments

  1. Rebecca on April 10, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Love this! I thought I knew so much more about planning a trip but there are so many tips in here that I need to look into more! You always create great resources.

    • Taylor Deer on April 10, 2020 at 10:43 am

      Thank you so much Rebecca! I love the infinite amount of resources Pinterest offers. 🙂

  2. Elena Pappalardo on April 10, 2020 at 11:26 am

    What a helpful guide and unique post, Taylor! Loved these tips and all of these amazing group trip ideas! Thank you for the new inspiration 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on April 10, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Thank you so much Elena! I’m glad you found it helpful. 🙂

  3. Cristina on April 10, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    This is a very original post :), and you provide great tips to plan a trip too. Pinterest is one of my favourite apps to get travel inspiration, but I never thought to plan my trip through Pinterest as you mention here. I’ll try it!

    • Taylor Deer on April 10, 2020 at 12:48 pm

      Thank you so much Cristina! Pinterest has so many resources out there to plan almost anything, a trip, wedding, etc. I love it! 🙂

  4. Sarah Barthet on April 10, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    I love love love this article! I don’t think I’ve seen a similar one before! Incredibly useful for those that are planning a trip for the future xx

    • Taylor Deer on April 10, 2020 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah! My friend asked me to share how I personally plan my own trips so I thought I’d share I do everything through Pinterest. A lot of people don’t realize how resourceful Pinterest truly is. 🙂

  5. Tea on April 11, 2020 at 11:15 am

    I really love these travel tips, especially the Pinterest boards!

    • Taylor Deer on April 11, 2020 at 7:24 pm

      Thank you so much Tea! Pinterest is amazing. 🙂

  6. Maria on April 11, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Great tips Taylor! I use very similar resources as you do and I also love Pinterest for planning. I had never considered doing group travel but maybe it’s worth it trying it out!

    • Taylor Deer on April 11, 2020 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you so much Maria! Pinterest is amazing for planning almost anything. Also group trips are a fun way to meet new friends. 🙂

  7. Charu Goyal on April 14, 2020 at 8:14 am

    I love using Pinterest to plan my trips as well! Your list of travel boards is so satisfactory and well put. Thank you for writing this unique post, Taylor 💗

    • Taylor Deer on April 14, 2020 at 9:42 am

      Thank you so much Charu! It’s the best and cheapest way out there. The resources are endless 🙂

  8. Francesca on May 11, 2020 at 6:30 am

    This is such a cool idea! Pinterest is the perfect place to get trip inspiration and find blogs about the destination. I’ve never actually tried to plan a trip through it but I might give it a go next time!

    • Taylor Deer on May 11, 2020 at 9:30 am

      Thank you Francesca! I’ve been planning most of my trips through Pinterest and it is so awesome! 🙂

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