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By Aimee Markwardt
You might have heard about vision boards through Oprah.
Yeah, we just pulled out the all-knowing “O” word.
Or maybe you’ve noticed the Pinterest trend. “Travel” is its own category on Pinterest, the popular online pinboard. From the Cinderella Castle in Tokyo, to the Blue Lagoon Hot Springs in Iceland, to Bermuda’s south shore, increasingly more people are collecting images of the places they want to visit. Whether they know it or not, they are creating travel vision boards.
Intuitive counselor Erin Pavlina writes that creating a vision board is an “excellent tool to help you achieve your dreams or acquire the things you want.” She believes it helps you become a “vibrational match” for your desire.
Whether or not you agree with that idea, there’s no disputing that making a clear list of what you want can help you focus on it and make it a reality.
Whether you make a vision board the old fashioned way — by cutting and pasting magazine clippings onto a piece of posterboard — or you’re purely digital, pinning and repinning via your smartphone, here are a few tips to get you started on creating your own collection of travel dreams.
1. If pinning, make specific pin boards. Break down your vacations by location (Europe, South America) or style (beach, bachelorette).
2. Keep your board in an easily accessible place that you can see regularly — otherwise, what’s the point? Make your favorite travel photo your screensaver. Print out your pins and hang them on your fridge. Save the photos to a digital frame that automatically flips through them. Hang your poster board above your bed, next to the bathroom mirror or frame it at your desk.
3. Subscribe to magazines and follow pinners who can inspire you. Here are some good deals on magazines and media that may speak to you:
Delta Magazine — $24 for a year subscription ($6 off the newsstand price). This is great if you have a hankering for a vacation to the South.
Or save $30 on the Complete National Geographic, plus 6 percent cash back.