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Pin it to Win it with Elan Vacations 'My Dream Outer Banks Vacation' Pinterest Contest!

We here at Elan Vacations know why we love the Outer Banks, but we want to know all the awesome reasons why you love the OBX! We’re reaching out to all you fun-loving, vacation-goers out there with a fun new weekly contest that will be going on until the end of September. What keeps you coming back year after year? Is it the adventures and the awesome parks? The picturesque beaches or the unique shops? The one-of-a-kind local eateries? Tell us today why you vacation in Outer Banks!

To be entered into this fantastic weekly contest, there are a few easy (and fun!) things you must do first. If you haven’t checked out the website Pinterest yet, now is the time to do it. It’s your one-stop site for tons of inspiring and motivating ideas, such as vacations and tourism, recipes, DIY and crafts, fashion, humor and so much more. If you’re intimidated at first, don’t fret. Think of Pinterest as your own virtual bulletin board where you can "pin” all of your favorite photos, videos, tutorials and links conveniently in one spot and share with all of your friends. Go ahead and sign up (it’s free, just ask a friend for an invite!) then take a look at Élan’s brand new Pinterest Board and click "follow.”

Once you get the hang of Pinterest (Check out a great tutorial here if you need help), create your own board and title it "My Dream Outer Banks Vacation.” Here, pin 10 different items that represent your dream vacation in the Outer Banks and use the tags #elanvacations and #dreamouterbanksvacation. Five of these items must be repined from our board. Do you crave a day out in the water kite boarding? Pin it. Do you dream of going on an ATV Wild horse tour? Pin it. Want to try your hand at hang gliding? Pin that, too! Your dream vacation in Outer Banks is all you.

Okay, once you’re finally done pinning and you’re lusting over your customized dream vacation, go ahead and summit your entry by commenting on the contest’s pin with a link to your own Pinterest Board.

The really cool part about this contest is that if you’re selected as a winner, the prize will be personalized to fit you. The winner will receive a prize that is related to a picture that was pinned on their board. Here are some of the marvelous prizes you could win:

  • Surf Lessons for two at from the Outer Banks Surf School
  • Family Beach Portrait Session from Island Photography
  • Moonlight Tour at Whalehead Club for 4
  • ATV Wild Horse Tour for two with Corolla Beach Adventures (must be done on at Saturday or Sunday)
  • Wild Horse Safari for a family of 4 with Corolla Beach Adventures
  • 10 minute introductory open cockpit bi-plane ride over the Outer Banks for two people (must be used between June-August)
  • Many more to come!

We know all of you visitors and residents love the Outer Banks just as much as we do here at Élan Vacations. Share the OBX love this week and create your own unique and personalized "My Dream Outer Banks Vacation” board!

For more information check out our contest page or go to our Pinterest Board for more details or inspiration. Pinterest is a great tool for planning spring and summer vacations as well, so get out there and start planning! Happy pinning and good luck to everybody!