The Travel App That Turns Your Smartphone Into a GPS Audio Tour Guide for Your Vacation Road Trips Just Ahead is the perfect road trip app. With its guided tours and offline maps, you feel like you have a friendly tour guide along—and you don’t need an Internet connection or mobile phone signal to enjoy the narrated audio tour. ••• ‘BEST TRAVEL APP’—North America Travel Journalists Assoc. ••• ••• ‘BEST APP’—Sunset Magazine ••• ••• TOP FIVE NEW TRAVEL APPS—USA TODAY ••• • ROAD TRIPS BROUGHT TO LIFE! • Just Ahead’s travel guides tell you what you’re seeing as you drive through America’s most compelling destinations. GPS prompts the app to deliver spoken descriptions and stories of the scenery and sights just outside your car window. No more thumbing through guidebooks or fumbling for maps. You see a sight and wonder, “What’s that?” Just then, Just Ahead tells you what you’re seeing! ••• WHY IT’S THE BEST TRAVEL APP ••• • Works Offline • Audio guides and built-in maps don’t need an Internet connection or a mobile phone signal. • More Points of Interest • Just Ahead tour guides contain more points of interest and stories than any other audio travel guides. • Inside Information • Each guide is written by an expert author and spoken by a professional narrator. You simply drive, while Just Ahead informs and entertains you. • Great Stories • The scenery comes alive: notes on wildlife, geology, flora, history, people. • Easy to Use • Just Ahead audio tour guides play automatically. Just turn on the app and begin driving—it talks whenever there’s something informative or entertaining to say! • Helpful Suggested Directions • Just Ahead guides you to and from your destination. It tells you why you should turn or not, what you should do after a turn, and recommends the best direction to take. • Family Friendly • Just Ahead audio guides create shared experiences, conversations, and memories that will last a lifetime. • FREE TRIAL! • Audio tour guides are available as in-app purchases and range from FREE–$19.99. Each guide includes a full-function free trial and free updates. ••• AVAILABLE GUIDES ••• Yosemite National Park, California Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming and Montana Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Zion National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah Death Valley National Park, California Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California Joshua Tree National Park, California Capitol Reef National Park, Utah Arches and Canyonlands National Park, Utah Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona Black Hills and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota Badlands National Park, South Dakota Big Bend National Park, Texas Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
I got this app expecting to get some insights about Big Bend NP while visiting there last week. Even though the app says it will work without cellular service, it failed to be reliable while in the park (almost no service anywhere within the park). What we did hear was good information, but the app left me more aggregated than informed.
If you are traveling to any of the parks listed, this is a “Must-have!” Super valuable, informative, and entertaining. We learned so much, and saw many great features we normally would have just blown by. Love it!
My husbands mother came to visit and we took her to the Grand Canyon. My husband said “I wish there was an app that did a self-guided tour.” So I researched it, and although this all was not listed on the websites I viewed it popped up as a suggestion. This app does not disappoint and what a wonderful time we live in to have this kind of access to education while you drive!!
We were fortunate to learn about this app in the very beginning of our holidays in the hotel we stayed in Moab and now after 2 weeks of constantly using it I can't imagine our trip without it. We used the following guides throughout our trip: Arches and Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Zion, Interstate 15 and Death Valley, and learned a lot! Very easy to navigate the app, really appreciate the offline mode as in most of the parks there's no good connection, and of course the best part of it is an amazing content. Worth every penny!
We used this app for our five week tour of National parks this past fall and are SO GRATEFUL that we had it with us!!!! It totally transformed what could have been a disorganized and uneventful trip into the trip of a lifetime! Because we visited over 20 national parks/sites in such a short span of time, we had limited hours to see the best of each location and really enjoy the atmosphere and splendor of them all. This app made our trip amazing and full of adventure at each place we went. We absolutely LOVED the historical backgrounds and other tidbits as we drove in and out of each location and was amazed at how thoroughly each place was covered. We found additional sites to visit just by listening and they were some of the highlights of our whole trip!! Thank you so much for making this app and we can’t wait to use more tours as they become available!!!
If you are traveling the Parks this App is a must. It works regardless of cell service. I love it. Tells you so many wonderful bits of information, trivia, history, geography, geology, all about the animals and wildlife and the natives that used to live in different locations. It tells you to turn off at places you would’ve never thought to turn off. We have seen things I can’t even begin to tell you because of this out. But what I love most is, I am normally the one with my head buried in a book reading directions and looking at where we should turn. All the while missing so much that is going by. This app allows you just to keep looking around and listening as it goes. It’s wonderful. You never miss a thing. We first used it in Yellowstone, and I kept thinking about how much I would’ve missed if I had not had this out. I was able to look up the whole time. Just a head is the best. The only reason I didn’t give it a five star, was there some things that you have to pull over and stop for it to play. I would love to go back and re-listened to those pieces of information at a later time. But you can’t do it unless you’re in the park at those locations and stopped. I wish they had a way for us to re-listen to those also. It’s definitely worth buying the annual subscription. Would love to see them add more locations.
We found out about this app before entering Big Bend National Park. We love the app. We got our own personal tour of the park with lots of interesting information about the park. This is a must have
Downloaded this app for our trip to Death Valley, Zion and Joshua Tree. I must say I was totally impressed and loved this app. My wife enjoyed it as well and loved the information it shared as you went along. Would highly recommend!
We bought the season pass and we used it for Zion, Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. It helped us find spectacular sites that we would have overlooked. Especially helpful for navigating when there was no cell services.
This app made our trip! We knew what was around the next curve and could plan the pullouts and listen to history about what we were viewing. We would give a 110% rating! We’re over the top happy about our annual purchase. Some of the extras like stops of interest after leaving the park, history of the area/region/peoples all the things roadside signs don’t always tell. Still enjoy listening to the narrative at home as I look at the pictures taken. We will be traveling again soon and look forward to using our app again. There’s a great selection of guides not only of National Parks but other places of interest. Park maps didn’t always show pullouts & picnic/service areas but this app kept us informed of things “Just Ahead”.