Cool Cousin - Discover Cities Through People
By Cool Cousin
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"This app is so good I’m surprised it’s free" - LA Times
Cool Cousin is the easiest way to find amazing places to visit and things to do in cities around the world.
How do we do it? Through like-minded locals.
What's the secret sauce? Just good old human connection.
Instead of wasting hours researching the web, we make it possible for you - the traveler - to connect with awesome people from around the world get their map of city recommendations in just 2 taps on your phone. Do you want to know something about your a city? Message your local (aka cousin) for personalized advice.
As a traveler, Cool Cousin makes it possible for you to:
- Get reliable recommendations for what to do and where to do it straight from locals you find interesting
- View all your recommendations as a list or on a map
- Enjoy smooth access to a locals’ city guidebook
- Message a local for personalized advice and recommendations
- Stay on the grid with offline access to your map
- Add spots you want to visit to your wishlist
- Explore spots in your area with location sensitive maps
- See opening hours, addresses, websites and directions to each spot
- Request an Uber through the app directly to your selected destination
As a Cousin, you have the opportunity to:
- Share your love for your hometown and help save the world from mediocrity
- Curate your favorite local businesses and things to do in your city
- Share your knowledge in style with friends, family and visitors
- Connect with like-minded internationals who are thirsty for your insight
- Join a community of young and fabulous professionals from around the world
- Make sure visitors don’t think your hometown is boring
- Be a voice of a generation
What's New in Version 1.19.0
1. Quick Add Cousin options, that makes it easier to find more places while tapping less on your phone.
2. New cousin profile page design.
3. Easier (and better!) filtering options, to easily sort through all the restaurants, parks, bars and other fabulous activities recommended on your map.
4. Performance improvements, cause faster is better (when it comes to apps).
5. Bug fixes, cause bugs are bad (when it comes to apps).
6. Design tweaks that make the whole thing more pleasing to the eye (of the beholder).
Amazing traveling utility!
I used to get my travel recommendations from timeout magazine, trip advisor etc. But you never feel like a true local when you use the same tips as a million other people.
Cool Cousin found a sweet spot where I can see who am I getting the actual recommendation from, which makes me feel like it's more exclusive and personal.
You can also talk to the real person who made the reco. Which is really cool.
Highly recommend to give it a try before your next trip!