Due to the big winter storms across North America, Lonely Planet have taken pity on stranded travelers and are giving away 14 of their North American city guides for free. These are available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.
Considering these usually cost $6 each, this is a fantastic offer if you’re planning a trip somewhere in the United States or Canada later in the year like we are.
Here’s the official press release from Lonely Planet:
With ice and snowstorms continuing to delay flights across the US and Canada, Lonely Planet is offering 14 of its iPhone City Guide apps free to stranded travelers for a limited time.
“We recognize that travelers are stuck all over the country due to these recent storms and will need access to our content”, said John Boris, Lonely Planet’s Managing Director. “Thus, we made all our US and Canadian iPhone City Guide apps free so that regardless of whether they are stuck in a blizzard or on the beach, they can easily download the practical information and recommendations we provide straight onto their phone”.
The 14 guides will be free in the iTunes App Store from 5pm PST on Tuesday, February 1st through 5pm PST Friday, February 4th 2011.
Lonely Planet has a history of helping stranded travelers, having offered their European iPhone City Guide apps free during the eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull and again during the Christmas snowstorms. This is the first time they’ve offered their US or Canadian city guides for free.
We’ve put together the list of free apps below with links directly to iTunes:
- Fort Myers & Sanibel
- Las Vegas
- New Orleans
- New York City
- San Francisco
- Washington DC
Happy Frugal February!
Flickr Photo: Razlan