So you’re thinking about visiting a new country? It can be a scary and overwhelming experience as you might not know where to go or what to do. However the good news is that if you’d rather rely on a curated list of places to see, eat at, and shop at, as opposed to relying on Yelp, TripAdvisor, or Foursquare, you’re in luck.

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It seems that the folks at Lonely Planet has finally decided to release a proper app for mobile devices, essentially putting a ton of information that you’d normally find in their books into your hands. The app is slick-looking, responsive, and best of all it is free and the guides are also available for download so that you can view it offline too.

It will contain a list of places that they can recommend you to eat at, shop, sightseeing, and also places where you can get a good night’s rest. There are also maps that will be downloaded for offline viewing, so if you travel overseas and don’t have an internet connection, fret not because you can still view its contents via your phone.

Now we’re not sure how Lonely Planet plans on monetizing this. Perhaps they’re hoping by using the app you will purchase their books for a more comprehensive read of places you want to go and visit. Or maybe there will be additional features that will cost money in the future, but for now everything is free so head on over to the iTunes App Store or Google Play for the download.

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