Just Ahead (http://www.justahead.com/), creator of the award-winning smartphone app for road tripping through national parks and scenic highways, has just released in time for late summer and autumn travel its GPS-prompted audio tour guides for narrated drives through Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. These separate guides together provide a seamless two-park adventure with the magic of a virtual park ranger along for the ride.
With more than 300 miles of scenic roads that carve a giant figure eight through mountains, meadows and thermal marvels, Yellowstone National Park is the ideal setting for a Just Ahead tour. This is Just Ahead’s most extensive guide to date, with more than 600 narrated stories of the region. Think Old Faithful, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Artist Paint Pots, Norris Geyser Basin and Yellowstone Lake, to name a few. This audio guide explains the planet’s greatest concentration of thermal features—fumaroles, geysers, paint and mud pots, the Yellowstone caldera, and travertine mounds —and explores natural history and man-made lore.
Users driving through Yellowstone will enjoy timely tips on the best places to see bison, elk, grizzly bears, moose, wolves, pronghorn, beaver, trumpeter swans and raptors. Also included are little-known waterfalls, suggestions for scenic side trips, fly-fishing streams, thermally heated swimming holes, the best places for RV and tent camping; and the park’s fabled lodges: Lake Hotel, Old Faithful Lodge and Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. See: http://www.justahead.com/tours/yellowstone-national-park/
The jagged Teton Range, crowned by Grand Teton itself, soars 13,770 feet high, rising above pristine mountain lakes and a vast river valley below. Grand Teton National Park has 152 miles of paved roads that deliver views of the majestic Tetons, follow the course of the winding Snake River and bisect the sagebrush-dotted valley known as Jackson Hole.
During the audio tour road trippers will learn about the man who skied down Grand Teton Mountain, about the derring-do of the park’s early mountaineers and the story behind one of the most famous and successful horse rustlers of all time. It also calls out the best places for overnighting — under a roof or canvas. Park accommodations — Jackson Lake Lodge, Signal Mountain Lodge, Jenny Lake Lodge, Colter Bay Cabins and Climbers’ Ranch — are covered in detail. Shutterbugs will appreciate learning about the best vantage points for nature and wildlife photography.
Grand Teton’s not-to-miss sights include Jackson Lake, Willow Flats, Snake and Gros Ventre Rivers, Signal Mountain, Jackson Hole, Timbered Island, Teton Glacier, National Elk Refuge, Blacktail Butte and views of the Cathedral Group and Grand Teton. The lore of a succession of American Indians, cattle ranchers, beaver trappers, horse thieves and early mountaineers brings this country to life. The guide is full of suggestions for the best places for day hiking, river rafting and fishing. See: http://www.justahead.com/tours/grand-teton-national-park/
As with all Just Ahead guides, the Yellowstone and Grand Teton tours work without an Internet connection or cell phone service. Drivers or passengers simply download it, turn it on and enjoy a richly narrated tour.
Just Ahead utilizes GPS technology to know exactly where drivers are on the road, and delivers stories and maps relevant to their exact location. The groundbreaking app points out not-to-miss features while also helping drivers avoid getting lost by providing suggested directions and telling drivers why they should turn or not, what they should do after a turn and the best direction to take if there are multiple route options.
A satisfied user from California had this to say about the app and tour guide, “LOVE this idea! It’s like you went into my brain and pulled out something I never even knew that I wanted but now can’t think to live without.”
Just Ahead guides are currently available for the following National Parks: Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Zion & Cedar Breaks, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands & Arches, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Additional park guides are in production, including Rocky Mountain, Badlands, Black Hills, Petrified Forest, Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley and Mesa Verde.
The Just Ahead app is a free download available either through the Apple App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android), and each destination guide is available as an in-app purchase. Guides range from $7.99 to $9.99 and include a free trial and free guide updates.
About Just Ahead
Recently named Best Travel App by the North American Travel Journalists Association and Best App by the editors of Sunset magazine, the Just Ahead mobile app turns a smartphone into a hands-free audio guide to the most beautiful places on earth by delivering professionally written and narrated audio tours to vacationers who want an informed travel experience as they drive.
Just Ahead’s award-winning audio guides work without an Internet connection or phone service and use a smartphone’s GPS to deliver hands-free, customized audio tours based on a vehicle’s location. The guides and built-in maps also provide helpful suggested directions, and offer more points of interest and stories than any other GPS audio travel apps. Ideal for families, Just Ahead’s audio guides help create shared experiences, conversations, and memories that will last a lifetime. The Just Ahead app is a free download, and each destination guide is available as an in-app purchase that includes free guide updates.
For more information, please visit: http://www.justahead.com.