February 26, 2012. We have a BRAND NEW version of Wandrous, the core component of Maui Free! You can still download the Maui Free app, but we highly recommend that you instead download Wandrous (which is free), then from within the app download the Maui Road to Hana or Maui Beaches travel books (also free). The Wandrous app contains lots of improvements INCLUDING instructional videos to show you how to do these things.
Maui Free DOES includes our preloaded Maui’s Road to Hana Travel Book, the GPS based, audio-enhanced guide that ensures you will never miss a site on this incredible journey. And to maximize your Maui Free experience, download our all-new, free, Maui Beaches Travel Book to complete your magnificent Maui adventure.
Maui’s Road to Hana
Sure, any number of books can tell you approximately how to find a place. But, since many of the interesting sites on the Hana Highway have no signs, these books use “mile markers”. This means that you have to look at the side of the road for these signs, while driving on a slow, winding, and unfamiliar highway. How fun is that?
With Maui Free, you receive audio notifications before you come to a site. Then when you arrive, a display pops up with a picture of the place. You get to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Road to Hana, and Maui Free does the rest.
The Road to Hana Travel Book does not require a cell phone connection to guide you. That’s a good thing, too, because for much of the drive your reception will be spotty at best.
Here are just two of the over 40 places that the Maui Free Road to Hana Travel Book contains:
- The Charles Lindbergh grave. Our guide alerts you not only to the church in which the grave is located, but also to the turnoff for the side road that takes you there.
- Alelele Falls. This little-known section of Haleakala National Park is a great place for a short hike and a dip in an uncrowded pool. The Maui Free Road to Hana guide leads you right to the spot.
The Maui Free Road to Hana Travel Book features:
* Over 100 photographs
* Over 40 Hana Highway sites, including waterfalls, hikes, markets, and beaches
* Road turnoff and hazard notifications
* Custom computer voice algorithm for improved Hawaiian name pronunciation
In response to one of our positive reviews, we would like to clarify that Maui Free is not supported financially by the businesses mentioned in our guides. We include them, free of charge to the vendor, as a service to you, our customers.
Maui Free is more than just the Road to Hana, because it includes the Wandrous Media center. Download our free, new Maui Beaches Travel Book from the Wandrous Media center to enhance your Maui travel experience. With over 30 beaches from West, South and North Maui, you have a beach for every day of your trip. And because our Maui Beaches Travel Book is GPS based, audio-enhanced, you can be sure of finding that special place.
Your Maui Trip Diary
Maui Free lets you record your own stories, complete with text, photos and audio clips, about your trip. Add to the Road to Hana trip, any trip from the Wandrous Media center, or create your own.
For everyday use, Maui Free also lets you email your Travel Books to any other Wandrous user. And with Josie, the Voice Assistant, you can create places and stories, and start and stop your trip, all using voice commands.
Combine the Wandrous Diary with Josie, and you have a simple but powerful Voice Diary to record your every thought – while traveling, and hands-free (available in countries in which the Google Voice Search service is supported).