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        If you like to enter free travel contests then the "Pin Your Dream Trip" from the social websites, #Pinterest and #Airbnb is for you.  The prize is for a lucky UK passport holder and their companion to go on a week-long, all-expenses paid holiday anywhere in the world to stay at any AirBnB accommodation. The trip will depart from Britain. The catch? Well yes “¦ to enter the “Pin Your Dream Trip" you need to have a Pinterest account and a (British) passport.

        For anyone not familiar with these names, then Pinterest is a highly popular  visual bookmarking tool that helps people discover and save creative ideas. In simple terms if you see a picture on any website and you have a Pinterest account you just click on the Pinterest icon on the picture and file it under a category that interests you that you have created in your account. An example is how I do it is at .  On a PC your browser needs to have the the Pinterest “Add-on” that is downloaded. On a Smartphone – iPhone and Android have Pinterest apps for you to use.

        As for AirBnB well this is a website that is revolutionising the booking of holiday travel accommodation, uniquely in that its listings are NOT typical hotels but many ordinary people who simply want to rent out rooms in their homes to earn extra cash. Homes that are anything from a room in a small city apartment, a holiday residence, even to a private castle chamber. Some offer the whole home.

        The winner of the "Pin Your Dream Trip" contest will be the Pinner who creates the most compelling board of their dream destination with a story that shares the activities they’d like to do in the place they have always wanted to visit.

        Nothing comes “free”, of course – the winner will also be expected to pin about their trip to help others to experience what it’s really like to live like a local in that specific spot.

        The organisers say that ideally, the winner will be pursuing a hobby or interest they truly love, whether it’s coffee tasting in Sao Paolo an architecture crawl in Rome, or bird watching. Let them know what you’re interested in trying if you win — whether it’s a cooking class in Sicily or flamenco dancing in Seville.

        Pinterest says it will help make one dream experience a reality.

        Entries close on 19 June 2015 and the Pinner and companion will make their trip overthe Summer 2015.

        Some backgrounds facts about Pinterest:

        Every day, two million places are pinned on Pinterest globally. Among UK pinners, the following places are the top pinned destinations:

        1) Argentina
        2) French Polynesia
        3) Milos, Greece
        4) Rome, Italy
        5) Lofoten Islands, Norway

        As for Airbnb it says that it offers over a million listings in 34,000 cities and over 190 countries across the globe. The company also says we, the travellers are getting more and more adventurous with the increased desire to live like a local and experience more meaningful trips.People are pursuing everything from surfing to sushi-making with the help of their host homes. 

        Oh yes, and I forgot to tell you what have to do to enter. On having a Pinterest account (it is free) you have to create a dedicated   “board”  on the subject of your ideal dream holiday with pinned photos and explain what your board is about in the “description” under the board title in your account. Then submit the board to: . The winner will be announced on 24 June. More details and information on the contest can be found
        here .

        Happy pinning.

        (I have no connection with this project except britsincrete has a pinterest a/c )

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