The Travel App That Turns Your Smartphone Into a GPS Audio Tour Guide for Your Vacation Road Trips

Just Ahead is the perfect road trip app. With its guided tours and offline maps, you feel like you have a friendly tour guide along—and you don’t need an Internet connection or mobile phone signal to enjoy the narrated audio tour.

••• ‘BEST TRAVEL APP’—North America Travel Journalists Assoc. •••
••• ‘BEST APP’—Sunset Magazine •••

Just Ahead’s travel guides tell you what you’re seeing as you drive through America’s most compelling destinations. 

GPS prompts the app to deliver spoken descriptions and stories of the scenery and sights just outside your car window.

No more thumbing through guidebooks or fumbling for maps. You see a sight and wonder, “What’s that?” Just then, Just Ahead tells you what you’re seeing!


• Works Offline •
Audio guides and built-in maps don’t need an Internet connection or a mobile phone signal. 

• More Points of Interest •
Just Ahead tour guides contain more points of interest and stories than any other audio travel guides. 

• Inside Information •
Each guide is written by an expert author and spoken by a professional narrator. You simply drive, while Just Ahead informs and entertains you. 

• Great Stories •
The scenery comes alive: notes on wildlife, geology, flora, history, people. 

• Easy to Use •
Just Ahead audio tour guides play automatically. Just turn on the app and begin driving—it talks whenever there’s something informative or entertaining to say!

• Helpful Suggested Directions • 
Just Ahead guides you to and from your destination. It tells you why you should turn or not, what you should do after a turn, and recommends the best direction to take.

• Family Friendly •
Just Ahead audio guides create shared experiences, conversations, and memories that will last a lifetime. 

Audio tour guides are available as in-app purchases and range from FREE–$19.99. Each guide includes a full-function free trial and free updates.


Yosemite National Park, California
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming and Montana
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming 
Zion National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Death Valley National Park, California
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Arches and Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Black Hills and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Big Bend National Park, Texas

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New

Version 2.5

- Bug fixes
- New: Native support for iPhone X and iOS 11
- Improved: Reliability of in-app purchase features

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Best road trip app ever


What I great app, used four of the guides. Give us all the best places to stop at. Was awesome that it know when we back tracked and didn’t reply the same information over and over again. Didn’t have time to see everything the app had to show so I’ll be back in the parks again. Sometime I wish it had more information to talk about but I know it’s a fine line between being enjoyable and bugging the hell out of you. I think they nailed that line well, give us time to talk about the things it had to say in between. Another thing I had trouble with and this is more of an iPhone issue. If you play music in the back round with lyrics it makes it hard to hear the voice. Would be nice if the music could be muted but we just switched to Jazz and enjoyed the rest of the road trip. At the end I could be any happier with it.

Developer Response

Thank you so much for taking Just Ahead with you on your amazing adventure! We so appreciate you taking a few moments to share your feedback. I love your suggestion to listen to jazz in the background. Great idea. P.S. We tried stopping, then resuming the music, but unfortunately we could not get that capability to work reliably, and unfortunately we are at the mercy of other apps to make that work, or we'd keep working on it. Happy travels!

Best Audio Tour Guide EVER!!


I used this app for my Death Valley trip last year and Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon last month. I was so happy I stumbled upon it before taking these great adventures! This app is the best audio tour guide ever! It truly is like having a very experienced personal tour guide with you every step of the way through the parks. It helps you take advantage of what you want to do and interesting side trips you may otherwise overlook or just not know about. Even gives you an estimate on the amount of time you spend at each given location. I would highly recommend downloading it. The price is unbeatable and works via GPS so cell service isn't required! Make sure your battery is charged while you're out venturing around so you don't miss something spectacular! It's also very affordable. I LOVE the Just Ahead app!

Wish I knew about this sooner!


I have absolutely loved exploring our national parks no matter how haphazardly my plans have been put together, but the best trips are always the ones where I've done my homework ahead of time. Unfortunately I don't always get to the parks during visitor center operating hours, so I miss out on some great opportunities simply because I didn't know about them. But now I have Just Ahead! I was so, so excited when the audio first cued on and started telling me about what I was driving through in Death Valley. I was able to go confidently exploring, even in the middle of the night, and I ended up doing way more than I planned to because Just Ahead did such a great job describing things and getting me excited. I absolutely love this app and can't wait to hit another park ASAP.

Developer Response

Thank you! We love Death Valley too. Happy travels!


Isthmus Labs Co.
109.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), and 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2013-2018 Isthmus Labs Co.
In-App Purchases
  1. 1 Year Subscription $29.99
  2. Yellowstone $19.99
  3. Yosemite $19.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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