Why all travellers need to use offline maps

How often do you get lost when travelling?

Me? I get lost regularly. I find that I eventually get to my destination, taking what I like to call, the scenic route. If you’re like me, you don’t mind being a little lost, finding spots you most likely would’ve missed if you were on the right track. Being very lost however, can be an anxious time.  In this day and age, smart devices, offline maps and the wonderful world of apps, there is no need to get lost anymore…unless you chose to.

My last trip, I managed to avoid taking the scenic route by using an offline mapping app. Yes offline! Meaning no data roaming or trying to find a free WiFi zone to work out where you are!

Where am I? Was no longer a question I had to ask myself, or anyone else for that matter.

I could always check where I was by simply opening an app and accessing my offline maps. It always found me! All you do then is put in the destination you are trying to reach and the app will map it out.  I even used offline maps to establish our route in the car. It was great to watch the app track us with ease. Walking or driving, I always knew where I was.

Offline Maps

Offline Maps App

There are many mapping apps available that will help you find your way wherever you are in the world, yet not all are offline. I used Maps with Me, and it was brilliant. It is one of the highest rated mapping apps listed and works offline. The trick is to download the maps for where you are touring before you travel. If you have a TravelSIM, make sure to down load the TravelSIM app that has Maps with Me as a built in feature.

Time to have fun and not worry about getting lost ever again on holiday!

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