by Gary Miller, Alaskan Apple Users Group Member
Conflict of interest disclosure: Lonely Planet provided a free copy of Guides for the purposes of the review.
Today I learned about an incredible new travel app by a favorite company – Lonely Planet. It’s called Guides, and it’s totally free, no adds, just download it, from the App store or Android. 38 cities across six continents, including eight US cities.
- Navigate with easy-to-use offline maps
- Save places with simple bookmarking
- Find the perfect activity with powerful filtering
- Travel confidently with essential tips
The app includes an average of 1,000 points of interest per city and has “near-me” functionality, which shows you sights that are within easy reach of where you are, or sights that are close by to somewhere you plan on visiting.
I downloaded it to my iPhone and iPad, love it. Get it pronto!
Launching with the following 38 cities, with more to follow soon: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kyoto, Las Vegas, London, Madrid, Montréal, Moscow, New Orleans, New York City, Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, San Francisco, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, St Petersburg, Sydney, Tokyo, Vancouver, Venice, Vienna, Washington, DC.