Published on June 19th, 2012 | by Mark Chesnut
Beyond Facebook: 6 Cool Apps for Latin America Travel
|Getting connected: Friendthem is an app that allows people to friend people on Facebook without searching.|
We all know how addictive apps and be, and for travelers, having some insider assistance while abroad can be a lifesaver. The services here may get more attention for the info they provide about U.S. destinations, but these 6 cool apps for Latin America travel may also be helpful when wandering around the hemisphere. Whether you’re looking for a trendy Mexico City restaurant or a fast conversion from reais to dollars on your next Brazil trip, check these out.
Friendthem — This location-based connectivity app has easily configured privacy controls, helping travelers send Facebook friend requests to people they meet in the real world. It can be a useful tool for connecting with people you meet along the way.
Hotels by Orbitz — This popular booking site (disclaimer: I’m the Orbitz business travel blogger!) has a pretty cool free app that gives travelers easy access to thousands of hotels, with comparison tools and a very useful map that allows you to locate exactly where each hotel is.
I’d like to do a Latin America-specific feature about what local and regional apps are best for travelers. If you have some personal favorites beyond these 6 cool apps for Latin America travel, please let me know!
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