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
- Fixed numerous bugs
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Best Travel Experiences Ever
This is my go-to app when I travel. I can easily find the best rooftop brunch spots or hidden bars, or the best street food in town all by sifting through curated lists made by locals. I used this app for a trip to Madrid last year and messaged a cousin asking which neighborhood I should stay in. She got back to me super fast and I LOVED Malasaña, the neighborhood she recommended. For my trip to Thailand earlier this year I messaged a cousin asking just how conservative I would need to dress and she explained how I should dress at all the different locations around Bangkok. This app is a game changer and my favorite travel app by far!
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!
Great suggestions, improved but klunky app
I started using Cool Cousins on my first Europe trip and the recommendations were awesome! You get to skip the tourist traps and get actually good stuff. The app has gotten a lot better- used to log you out every time you open it and was really hard to switch between cities. I did just try to “create a spot” and it will only let me do one spot. Not sure if that’s a glitch or on purpose. Overall incredibly impressed that this app exists and is (for now) free!
- Cool Cousin LTD
- 120.1 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- 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.