Just Ahead, the app that turns your smartphone into an audio tour guide, has a brand new tour: Death Valley National Park in California.
Joshua Tree National Park was our first, and the response to that tour has been terrific—users have told us how enjoyable it is to travel through these compelling destinations with a friendly tour guide along for the ride, pointing out landmarks and historic sites, side trips and day hikes, all mixed in with stories about the park’s history, wildlife, and fabled characters.
For example, as you approach Death Valley, we tell you stories about its Native Americans, about its legacy of borax mining and 20-mule teams, and about Death Valley’s vaunted superlatives:
- Hottest place on Earth
- Lowest place in North America
- Driest place in North America
- Largest national park in the US
Then, after we point out your first glimpse of the valley floor, we proceed to guide you to the park’s most magical places.
All you need to do is download the Just Ahead app (always free). Turn on the app when you leave home or as you approach the park, and we start guiding you as soon as we have something to say.
Here are some examples of stories you’ll hear on your Just Ahead driving tour of Death Valley:
The Story of Death Valley Scotty
By the time you reach Scotty’s Castle, you’ll know all about this charming con man.
Death Valley Is a Mountain Park
The salt-pan floor is famous, but it’s flanked by mountains. We tell you about them—and guide you up to the high country for a first-hand look.
Star Wars and Spartacus in Death Valley
We point out where famous scenes of these famous movies were filmed.
Death Valley: Mars on Earth
Mars Hill, Ubehebe Crater, and other parts of Death Valley so resemble Mars that NASA has used the park as a testing ground for its Mars rovers.
As these stories unfold . . . as we give you turn-by-turn directions to all of the best of Death Valley . . . the beauty of the app becomes apparent. Just Ahead makes thumbing madly through guidebooks and maps as you drive—a surefire way to miss what you’re seeing—a thing of the past.
We think it’s a revolutionary way to travel. And the most enjoyable possible way to see Death Valley National Park.