One thing you’ll find when you start going to some of the more out of the way World Heritage Sites, and especially Tentative World Heritage Sites many of which are fairly obscure even in their own countries —
— and that’s why finding them is exciting, isn’t it? —
— is that trip planning becomes a lot more difficult than selecting a package tour, to say the least. One planning app that’s been hanging around on our phone for quite a while now waiting for us to get around to figuring if it would be worth paying for the premium level is:
Discover things to do anywhere you go and build your personal travel guide.
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Detailed maps based on OpenStreetMap.org data adjusted for walking and exploring your destination. Built-in search and GPS-based walking directions and tight integration with the Sygic GPS Navigation.
… well, we’ve pretty much decided we’re going to need to build that one ourselves. But that’s a long term project.
The news for today is, the premium features are having a 60% off flash sale. So if like us you were wondering whether these were worth it,
WORLDWIDE OFFLINE MAPS Buy Sygic Travel Premium to use the app without any internet connection, including unlimited offline maps download and walking navigation.
FODOR’S TRAVEL GUIDES Buy Sygic Travel Premium and read insightful reviews and city guides from Fodor’s and find hidden gems in your destination. City guides are available (also offline) in 20 destinations including London, Paris, New York City, Rome, Barcelona, San Francisco, Las Vegas, …
… well today’s your best day to find out! We just purchased it, and we’ll check it out here in Bangkok and next week when we’re cruising around Medan and the Sumatra wilderness.
We confidently expect it’ll be a worthwhile purchase for Bangkok, that being the most heavily touristed city in the world and all, but next to useless off in the Sumatra wilds. If we have any reason to revisit those expectations, we’ll let you know.
In the meantime, we do recommend at least downloading Sygic for free to take a look at it; and if the premium features do sound interesting to you, 60% off through tomorrow would be a good time to pick those up like we just did!