12 thoughts on “How to navigate abroad for free while avoiding the hassle of unpractical paper maps and expensive roaming charges

    • It is super easy NH:
      1. Log into your Googlemap you want to transfer.
      2. Export the map as a .kmz file (upper left corner, in the options on the map).
      3. We use maps.me on our phones, so email this .kmz file to yourself.
      4. On your phone (this is the procedure on iPhone), go to that email, and click for a while on the .kmz file: it will give you several options, including “open in maps.me”. Select it.
      5. Maps.me will open saying “loading bookmarks” and explaining they were successfully loaded.
      6. In maps.me, click on the green search icon, go to bookmarks. You will see the list of maps you imported (you can delete them from there if needed).
      Hope this helps!
      Thanks for reading us and happy traveling!

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