Transformative! How super this app is, we drove at the speed limit and the timing is perfect. Whereas usually one of us is driving and the other navigating and is, if we are lucky, in the right place at the right time in the guide book, to share something informative. Not anymore, everything described at that perfect point in the road. Fewer rows! A lovely experience all round. Still plenty of silence, but it works perfectly. We are addicted
Totally made the drive worthwhile. Without this, our drive through the Parkway would not have been enjoyable and we would have missed a lot. What I found most valuable was that at each turnoff the sights to be found were described along with an estimate of time (Example: "this is a nice two hour hike, if you have the time", or "the falls are a five minute walk from the parking lot and should not be missed"). We saw sights we would not have otherwise thought to stop. The app has a preview mode that lets you simulate some locations to hear the commentary. Based on the preview, I had another tour I had purchased refunded as I thought that there would be very little beyond the preview. This was totally wrong, as the guide was narrating practically the entire time. Highly recommended, and should I find myself driving in other areas covered by the Gypsy Guides I'll be sure to purchase.
Just came back from vacation and did the Icefields Parkway tour. Outstanding narration and found the right balance between not enough and too much info. Best money spent on the trip! The Phone was the HTC 816 and it worked flawlessly with the app.
Great app! Guided us thru the whole tour. Gave great commentary and directions. Greatest thing is we didn't have cell service so we downloaded it at a bit 7 spot and it just used our gps signal. I used my blue tooth speaker and everyone in the car listened and enjoyed. The VERY best part was I never once got yelled at for being a back seat diver.
Do yourself a favor and get this! Used this driving from Jasper to Banff then drove back up and down the icefields parkway 2 days later to make sure I saw everything properly. Fantastic app that worked in both directions. Felt like I had inside info on the road trip and learnt loads of interesting facts along the way. Best app I've ever purchased and would happily have paid more money for it. Excellent value. Get it.
Get this app now! Fantastic tour packed with interesting information and great practical advice for driving the Parkway. Enhanced our drive no end and contains humour and enthusiasm too. By the end of the drive, it was like we had had an old friend riding with us! Highly recommended
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