Monday, July 23, 2007

Have iPod can travel…

A couple of weeks I mentioned that I had been reading through old copies of National Geographic Traveler and Budget Travel magazines. One of things that kept catching my eye was all the information out there on audio tours and MP3 and iPod city tours.

I had always looked at the iPods as a music appendage that teenagers and runners had connected to the ears. I hadn’t planned on ever getting one.

But that changed once I saw what a great travel tool it could be. I hadn’t realized that you could download city tours and other travel information plus audio books. Imagine no more lugging around heavy books in the luggage. I’m a convert.I now have an iPod.

So far I’ve loaded on 11 hours of music. That’s enough to get me from Sydney to Singapore. To get all the way to London, I’ll have to listen to it twice.

I have also downloaded free copies of The Rough Guide to Eating and Drinking in Madrid and The Rough Guide to Eating and Drinking in New York City.

And thanks to (where I had booked some accommodation) I have now got an iPod Translator for six languages. So I can ask ‘where’s the toilet’ in Spanish, Germany, Dutch, Italian, Greek, etc…

Now all I have to do is find some audio books...

I wonder if Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been made into an audiobook yet???

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Downloadable audio tours for your mp3 player or iPod said...

If you like taking Audio Tours then I think that you ought to take a look at a site called: - The Audio Tour Directory

It has links to hundreds of audio tours from all over the world, and they are organised geographically, so it is really easy to find a tour wherever you are in the world.

Happy travels.

Shannon said...

Liz - I love my iPod and download tv shows (LOST) and my favorite podcasts for when I'm out and about in the world.

Welcome to the world of podcasts. You should do one. They are really fun to produce.


Hi Audio Tours, thanks for the tip...will check them out.

Shannon, will definitely be checking into the TV shows... as for creating podcasts, that's a whole new ball game to look into some time in the small technology step at a time..

Cheers, Liz

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