Hot deal for anyone planning to visit Paris, London, Rome, Barcelona, New York or San Francisco from Fodor’s. Their travel apps for these destinations are available for free download for a limited time. Normally, these apps are $4.99.
What a convenient way to have a portable travel guide! The guide uses your device’s GPS location to identify nearby attractions. You can search by neighborhood, sights to see, restaurants, shopping, lodging and nightlife. You can download maps to your device in case you don’t have wi-fi access. They even includes subway maps which are great for all of these cities. There is also this cool field notes feature where you can add your notes and observations to different attractions. It is a travel guide right in your pocket.
That being said, I personally am a huge fan of the DK’s eyewitness series for travel guides. I generally find great pricing at the Costco warehouse. No lightweight travel guide with DK. Just packed with tons of great information and background. If you don’t want to buy theirs, they do have let you create your own personalized guide with a blend of info from their Eyewitness guides and user created content. Create your own personalized travel guide : DK Travel.