Everyone knows that social networks not only connect people from different parts of the world, but they also allow everyone to get to know each other better. Through social media, you can meet future friends from different countries that you might never have had a chance to see in real life, let the world know your life stories (while posting photos, videos and writings) and stay in touch with old friends.
While people travel around the world, they often use different helpful apps on their devices to facilitate their trips. Here we are talking about various electronic maps, catalogues of cafes, restaurants and bars, and apps that help search for the best hotel rooms or flights for the most affordable prices. You can also see the reviews of numerous places, activities, and tours. Of course, all this is extremely useful as long as your battery is charged. However, downloading numerous apps to your smartphone can cause its functioning to slow down. Moreover, your battery will die sooner if you use all the apps too often.
A new trend that appeared recently is connected with high activity on social networks and helps tourists get the latest information online. For example, if you are registered on Instagram, you can easily see new photos that appear of the place where you are now or where you are planning to go. It can also provide a lot of information about weather conditions, the most popular events, fashionable parties, and even the most popular people in the area. All you need to do is choose an exact location with the help of a search tool.
Beyond that, Instagram will be useful if you would like to find photos taken in a certain café, restaurant or any other place. With the mentioning of this location, all users’ photos will be accessible: both top publications and the latest posts. Another useful Instagram tool gives you the opportunity to use keywords for searches: you just need to use the proper hashtag, and you can find photos with it. For example, you can put #summerinspain and you will see a great selection of the most popular pictures of Spanish summer. In addition, you can find numerous accounts of various popular events in the location you intend to visit, view photos, and read reviews of real people – or just get a glimpse of the interior of some cafes and see how the food looks.
If you use Facebook, you can also visit official groups or pages of different famous places in various countries, see the comments and enjoy the photos taken in these places by visitors. Facebook also has numerous city pages where users can see top events and main attractions – as well as Facebook friends who have visited or liked this place.
So the next time you are going to plan a trip, think about using social networks to make the task easier, the experience more interesting and exciting.