While I was pleased to write that river cruisers are now being fitted with elevators, I realize that anyone who is rolling on wheels would like to wheel-along in a great many different spots. Now there is a special sort of guide-maker, a new application for iPhone and iPad. It shares information about a long list of various travel experiences, and it also aids creation of a customized guide.
Travelers have already submitted the facts about 45,000 different experiences to this mobile application, one that is named AFAR Travel Guide. Those same travel-lovers have visited more than 7,000 cities and smaller municipalities. Moreover, each town/city in that array of urban settings was in one of 239 separate countries.
Without paying a single cent, the AFAR-user can design a traveling experience that has been customized, so that it matches with his or her needs. The application reviewer, Jen Leo, who writes for the LS Times, has emphasized the enormous depth of material that has been put at the fingertips of the aspiring traveler/AFAR-user. The guide’s contents make visiting each covered location seem so exciting that those who view those same posted contents are sure to feel eager to get underway.
While Leo did not state that this new application contains useful facts about going places in a wheelchair, he has indicated that it can aid creation of all manner of lists. For instance, he has written that he found advice on how to find the song birds of Hong Kong. In fact, he suggests that it is quite fun to select a topic, and then to seek-out a list that matches with that same topic.
Once you have customized your guide, you can use it while online, or you can prepare to use it while offline. In the latter instance, you will need to download the customized bit of guidance for travelers. After it has been downloaded, then, of course you must remember to pack it, so that it can be consulted, once you have started on your journey.
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