Just Ahead App Shows Autumn In America's National Parks

LONG BEACH, CA, – Just Ahead (http://www.justahead.com/), synonymous with award-winning smartphone audio tour apps for road tripping through national parks, suggests that the serenity of late autumn, when the tourist crowds are gone, can double the pleasure of exploring this country’s iconic parks and natural destinations.  

The fall color in several of the parks might surprise people who think the West doesn't have an autumn—particularly Zion, Bryce and vicinity, Grand Canyon (particularly the North Rim), Yosemite (notably, Yosemite Valley along the Merced River) and Rocky Mountain (famous for multicolored tundra and golden aspen), Just Ahead’s latest tour release.  

Travelers can enjoy Just Ahead narrated audio guides for all of these parks including Utah’s Mighty Five: Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands National Parks. Autumn is also a superb season for enjoying Death Valley and Joshua Tree, also among the Just Ahead family of audio guides.  

Just Ahead is known for its award-winning smartphone audio guides, but its online blog is also a trove of information for touring the national parks. Exclusive Trip Planners are available for exploring Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Death Valley, and Joshua Tree.  

The detailed Trip Planners, written by Just Ahead’s team of expert travel authors, are available in Just Ahead’s blog posts. They detail the don’t-miss sights in each park, lodging and camping options, and the best times of year to visit.  

If young children are along on the road trip, the National Park Service Centennial and its Every Kid in a Park promotion offers all fourth graders their own free access to the parks from now through August 31, 2016. Plus, on Veterans Day November 11, all parks will offer free admission.  

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. It suggests directions and tells 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.  

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, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton. Many additional park guides are in production, including Great Smoky Mountains, Petrified Forest, and more.  

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 app. 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.

Bryan BuchkoNewsComment