The Top 5 Facebook Travel Apps – Take These On Your Travels

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Introduction
Social media is all about sharing experiences, good or bad, with others. One of the most popular social media platforms is Facebook which allows you to connect with friends and family members all over the world and share your life experiences and much more. In the fast couple of years, the Facebook experience has grown in include a number of applications, amongst them travel apps. In this article, we look at the five most popular travel apps on Facebook.


‘Where I’ve Been’
The ‘Where I’ve Been’ travel app on Facebook is a simple yet effective application. It will use your Facebook profile to add your current location and previous places you have lived, studied and worked to a global map which looks a lot like GoogleMaps. It also adds the places you’ve visited. This interactive world map allows others to view your travel history, as well as seeing the places where you want to visit if you choose to include them. It allows friend to ask you questions about holiday destinations and provide you with information on other locations based on their experiences.

‘Cities I’ve Visited’
The Cities I’ve Visited app is very popular with Facebook users, despite not being very sophisticated in functionality. Similar to the ‘Where I’ve Been’ app, this application allows you to pinpoint exact cities onto an interactive map to show where you’ve lived or visited. You can then share these with friends to help them plan their next vacation or use the information posted by others to create your own holiday itinerary.

‘Countries Visited’
This travel application has been designed to allow you to quickly and easily see how much of the world you have visited. It accesses the places you have lived, worked, studied and visited based on your profile as well as allowing you to entered places manually. It then allows you to see what percentage of the world you have seen. This application is simple to use and allows you to see which parts of the world you are yet to discover, enabling you to plan holidays accordingly.

‘Trips’
The ‘Trips’ travel application allows you to plan your next trip with the help of your friends and family members. You can add information such as where you last went, who you went with along with when you went. There is also the functionality to upload photo albums to share your holidays with friends. When it comes to planning future holidays, this app is also useful as you can create a trip and invite friends to join you. You can also contact strangers with similar trip styles to you to allow them to have an input into your trip.

Gogobot
Gogobot was launched in 2012 and has been designed to allow you to share your holiday photos with both your friends and strangers on Facebook. People are able to post questions and you can provide them with recommendations such as where to stay and what to see. You will be able to provide reviews on places and access reviews and recommendations of others. You will also be able to create trip itineraries and plan future holidays using the insight of others.

Conclusion
It seems the latest way to discover new places to visit and things to see and do is by using the information provided by others through social media sites such as Facebook. To make the experience as enjoyable as possible, remember to share your holiday experiences through applications too. If you need to hire a car whilst enjoying your Facebook filled holiday try the price comparison service from http://www.carrentals.co.uk/.

Image Credits:  AJC1 and Jacobus van Eeden.

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