21 Comments

  1. quirkywanderer
    20 Jan 2017 @ 12:08 pm

    Fabulous tutorial. Have been in a situation where this would have been of such help. Life saviour for solo travel! Thanks for sharing:)

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  2. Nisha
    20 Jan 2017 @ 1:45 am

    What would I or infact anybody would without Google maps. I have also used the offline maps features and it has been a saviour more than once.

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      23 Jan 2017 @ 12:08 am

      Yep, totally agree! But I’ve met people who don’t know about offline maps so hope they see this post!

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  3. Ami Bhat
    18 Jan 2017 @ 3:05 pm

    I have never tried the offline part of the map. Thanks for this easy tutorial. I might just experiment with it and see if I can save data and yet do the work.

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      23 Jan 2017 @ 12:11 am

      Please do! It’s a mega life saver and you never have to worry about not having internet / reception!

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  4. SindhuMurthy
    17 Jan 2017 @ 2:27 am

    Awesome! I have always used the offline maps on google. They are quite handy in case the destination we visit does not have proper internet connection. However, Maps.Me is something new for me. I shall definitely try it.

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  5. WorldGlimpses
    16 Jan 2017 @ 3:31 am

    This is really handy, thanks for sharing. One should have posted something like this since we all need it when travelling, right?. So, good job, useful tips! 🙂

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  6. Ticking the Bucketlist
    15 Jan 2017 @ 11:50 am

    This is such a useful post. We used downloaded maps extensively in Jordan and South America. It is such a great way to save roaming internet charges!

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  7. emmaeatsandexplores
    15 Jan 2017 @ 6:21 am

    This trick has saved me so many times! I don’t have internet abroad on my contract so downloading the maps is the main way I get around. Good of you to share this so more people can find out about it!

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      15 Jan 2017 @ 2:51 pm

      Likewise! We’ve met so many people who don’t use offline maps so though we’d get it out there because it’s so handy and easy.

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  8. Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures
    14 Jan 2017 @ 6:49 pm

    Great tips! Like you, I always use Google Maps (and their offline maps) when I’m travelling – I’d literally be lost without it. Especially since I don’t usually have WiFi or use mobile data when I’m out and about, so the fact that I can see the map without them is great!

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  9. valisesetgourmandises
    14 Jan 2017 @ 6:09 pm

    I agree, these maps are so helpful! We practically never have phone service whenever we travel and rely heavily on offline maps! It saves us a lot of arguing too! haha

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  10. kidsandcompass
    14 Jan 2017 @ 5:48 pm

    Thank you for these helpful tips! Nothing worse than being totally lost and no wifi. I haven’t heard of Maps.Me so I will take a look – the walking routes sounds very helpful.

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  11. Rashmi and Chalukya
    14 Jan 2017 @ 5:40 pm

    We completely agree with as much getting lost is fun we need to get to destination at some point of time. Google maps have been our best travel mate all through our travels. We hadn’t used Maps.Me until now. Would definitely check it out.

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      15 Jan 2017 @ 2:53 pm

      Absolutely. MAPS.ME is super useful for seeing viewpoints etc nearby too! I love it for when we’re just wondering aimlessly around and then look on the map to see if something awesome is nearby.

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  12. 100cobbledroads
    14 Jan 2017 @ 1:58 pm

    This is such a useful post, and the first time I have learnt about this feature of google maps. Will be sure to use it next time.

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  13. Abby
    14 Jan 2017 @ 9:31 am

    Google Maps was a lifesaver for me whenever I go traveling. But an offline map is even more convenient. This is great for exploring spots where there is no connection available!

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  14. Only By Land
    13 Jan 2017 @ 8:56 pm

    I would be very lost without Maps.me and google offline maps. Especially when taking the local buses, it can be difficult knowing when is your stop. The maps work even when the phone is in flight mode which means you can extend your battery life whilst exploring.

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  15. Kcalpesh Ajugia
    13 Jan 2017 @ 5:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing the step by step guide of making use of the offline maps feature. I guess this could be really handy when going to a remote location where mobile networks fail to reach on many occasions.

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