By Just Ahead
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 was getting ready to tour Big Bend National Park in Texas when I saw a brochure for this app. I looked at it and it sounded good, too good. So I downloaded it anyway. I figured the “in app purchases” would be crazy and then I’d delete the app. Wrong again. The map for Big Bend didn’t cost anything. When we started using it I couldn’t believe how much information was being given to us. It followed us through the Park and made the trip probably 10 times better than it would have been. Very easy to understand and very detailed. So next we went to Moab, UT to check out Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Parks. This map cost $15.99. I would have gladly paid more. It was another amazing experience. We didn’t have to read a map or some brochure to try figure out what we were seeing. Just sit back (or in my case) drive and enjoy the show. I would love to see a collaboration with Just Ahead and the Milepost. That would make the drive up the Alaska/Canadian Highway so much more fun. Keep up the good work. Can’t wait for our next National Park.
There are a lot of directional things in here - like “turn ahead”. I bought it more for the narration and information. Also, the app says you can listen manually if you want, without driving down the road, but that’s not true. Support told me they did a map update and took that feature away. So overall, it was just okay for me. Support only gets 1 star, too. They were quite slow and didn’t respond to my last email.
I first purchased a guide years ago, for Joshua Tree. I use the app every time I go, bringing visitors. It’s incredibly accurate and like having a tour guide with you. Amazing. I did contact customer service once for assistance with my account (user error) and they were prompt and fixed the issue within minutes so that I could use the app immediately. Very happy!
I highly recommend this guide. It got us around the park with no issues. Great information and we took the advice to see key locations.
This guide was great ! In the way to Joshua Tree it gave history and recommendations and we loved the insight it provided as we drove through the park. They mentioned that you needed fuel, food and water multiple times so you could make sure you were prepared for the park with enough resources.
I love this app - not only does it provide helpful & interesting information a points along the drive but it also is an excellent planning tool. You can listen to the audio before your trip .... or travel to all these places in your arm chair !! They have excellent, prompt, personal customer service as well. 5 Stars!
We used the Yellowstone tour in 2018 and it was amazing. We were able to learn so much about the park while we were driving. It pointed out many spots that we would’ve missed, either because we didn’t realize the turn was there or it pointed out things we hadn’t discovered in our reading. Of course, you need to download the Maps ahead of time, which are traveling companions in another car did not. The missed out on so much! That it works with the satellite GPS is perfect of course because cell reception is very spotty in Yellowstone. I can’t say enough about how this app enhanced our trip. Thank you!
This app truly enriches any visit to a National Park. I’ve used it for years, and it is the perfect companion. Fauna, flora, geology, history, sights, hike recommendations - all presented in an easy-to-digest format, at exactly the right moment. Best money you will ever spend!
I used this app and bought the package for $19.99 to tour the Death Valley National Park and it wad totally worth it. The app told us about things to do and best vista points in the park. The app also narrated interesting stories about the history of the park and kept us entertained. I would highly recommend everyone to download this app and purchase before you visit any National Park!
Amazed at this app and all the wonderful information! The map includes elevations and names of mountains around you. Gives you historical significance and so much more! Donate to support them!! It’s worth it!! Wow, just incredible!