For as much as I travel it seems strange that I don’t have an international calling plan, but I’ve never felt it was something I needed except of course when I’m in a location with no access to wifi and I can’t remember where that place was that I wanted to see. By then it’s too late…
The good news is there is a way to bring travel guides along without signing up for an expensive international calling plan or dragging along heavy guide books. You may recall that I wrote to you last year about an app called GPSmyCITY, which allows you offline access to travel related articles from over 1000 cities around the world. Some of them written by yours truly!
Like many people who travel, I do a lot of research before I go, the problem is gaining access to that research once I’m at my destination. The reality is that wifi isn’t always available, which means I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to pull up that great article, blog post, or map, when I need it most. However, even if I could, there’s the high cost of data to consider. This is where the GPSmyCITY app comes in handy!
What is a GPS-guided travel article?
A GPS-Guided travel article is exactly what it sounds like: An article with GPS coordinates embedded directly into the text. The best part is that once you’ve downloaded the article you won’t need access to the internet to use it! Download all the articles you’re interested in free of charge. Once you’ve decided on the article(s) that best work for your destination, you have the option to upgrade for a small fee $1.99*, which will activate the GPS coordinates within the article along with an offline map.
When you bring along a GPSmyCity article, you’ll have everything you need to find all the most recent hidden travel gems. There will be no need to drag along those heavy guide books, when you can get real world advice from fellow travelers right on your smart phone.
Here are two easy ways you can access GPS-guided travel articles:
- Click on a link below for the article you are interested in (if you haven’t already downloaded the free GPSmyCity app, you will see a prompt to do so). After downloading the app, you will be directed to the article, where you can choose UPGRADE to get the GPS-guided version.
- From the GPSmyCity app, you can browse by city to see which articles are available.
You can download any article for free or upgrade for offline GPS-guided use.
I’m really excited about the ability to share my articles with you, and hope you love it too. To introduce you to this fun idea, I’m able to offer one of my articles free of charge for the first week. (expires July 1, 2018)
Here are just a few of my other articles featured on GPSmyCity:
*Note: If you do upgrade one of my downloaded travel articles, I receive a small portion of the sale, which I’m hoping might contribute to maintaining this travel blog…
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Looks like a great app to try.