Cool Cousin is shaking up the travel world with good old human connection.
Seriously, we’re all about connecting you - the traveler - with awesome people from around the world - the cousins - to share information directly and get in on that city low-down that only locals know.
As a traveler, Cool Cousin makes all this possible:
- 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 your chosen locals’ city guidebook
- Message a local for personalized advice and recommendations
- Stay on the grid with offline access to your map and recommendations
- Add places you want to visit to your wishlist
- Collaborate with your friends for their city recommendations
- 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
Good question! In recent versions we made it possible to add your own spots, curate spots from friends, see the city’s points of interest and enjoy seeing exactly what’s around you. This was awesome at the time, but now we’re pushing tweaks, mergers, updates and bug fixes so we’ve:
1. Moved city and cousin search tabs to the main navigation menu.
2. Merged List view with Map view.
3. Tweaked the design all over.
4. Updated the user profile page.
5. Made tags and addresses searchable from the search tab.
6. Fixed several bugs, and speed AND loading issues.
7. You’re welcome.
Ratings and Reviews
Discover cities with great tips by likeminded locals.
Don’t waste your time with Google Maps reviews anymore
Really cool app! Only have tried for a few cities now, but a great concept!
As it is young, there are things that could be improved (both in terms of UI and types of tips offered), and I’m excited for its expansion, but it has great suggestions that everyone I have traveled with really loved.
I don’t love that its hard to tell which icon is the one you are reading about when there are a cluster of tips because there is no color change or something, and you can’t actually use the app to navigate to the location. You also can’t sort by favorites, and the fact that you can’t drop a pin and save a new place on your own (not for other users) means you switch between CC & GMs constantly/save CC locations on GMs.
But the tips I have followed up on have all been great experiences or great food! I’m super excited about watching the app expand and grow into something awesome!
Perfect alternative to sifting through Google Maps for hours to find a decent restaurant!
Fantastic for travelers!
Wow!!! rather than spending hours searching through the web-junk, I just downloaded cousin maps and had the best local recommendations for my vacation.
Great interface. It’s like having a good friend in every city to give me the DL.
- Cool Cousin LTD
- 145.1 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2017 Cool Cousin LTD
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.