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Get Up and Go with GPSmyCity

This post was most recently updated on December 10th, 2019

With GPSmyCity, there’s no excuse for not touring your favorite cities. And no reason to get lost (unless you want to!). This relatively new travel article app will help you make the most of every place you go and motivate you to get out and explore!


Gone are the days when you have to deal with maps like this

Why would anyone want a travel article app?

Did you just read a great article about seeing Rome in only three days? Or did you see a blog post that directed you to the best chocolatiers in Paris? Now that you’re in Rome or Paris, do you wish you had that article with you as a reference? The benefit of travel article apps is that they allow you to
1) download that great travel article you just read, and
2) take it with you as a GPS-guided route that you can use without needing the internet or data!

So, who does that?

GPSmyCity does. They’ve partnered with travel bloggers all over the world, and they make it so easy to choose from thousands of travel articles that you can download free. And for only $2.00, you can upgrade the article to be a GPS-embedded travel guide. You can use it to guide you step-by-step through a city without internet and without data charges.
Even better than that is the option to subscribe annually to GPSmyCity. With a $20 annual subscription fee, the world opens up to you! You can go with GPSmyCity on walking routes in cities all over the world — literally thousands of them. And the subscription gives you unlimited access! There are even themed walking routes, like top museums of New York City or a Roman Holiday Movie Walking Tour in Rome.
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This handy app introduces you to over 5500 self-guided walks in over 1000 cities worldwide! It’s the best way to see a city by foot, at your own pace, and without the expense of hiring a tour guide. There’s an amazing amount of variety in the kinds of walks you can take as well. Whether you’re interested in museums, historic sites, restaurants, main tourist attractions, or beaches, there’s something for everyone.

How do I use GPSmyCity?

1. Go to this link and download the app on your smart phone (absolutely free!)
2. Select the city you are interested in and then search for the walking routes you want.
3. Download any articles free OR…
4. Choose to upgrade for $2.00 —  this will give you a GPS-embedded version of the article so you can be guided step-by-step without Internet.
5. Are you seeing lots of walking routes you’re interested in? The best deal is to subscribe for one year for about $20.00 to have access to everything. (Available for both iOS and Android)
This is what the navigation assistance includes:
  1. Touring routes clearly displayed on map.
  2. Precise turn-by-turn walking (or driving) directions from one sight to the next.
  3. `FindMe` displays your exact location and Auto Tracking displays your movement on the map (this feature is not supported on device without built-in GPS function).
  4. Built-in compass to show you the direction.
  5. A detailed city map which can be used independently for your other traveling needs.


What else?

Once you’ve tried it, you’ll see how easy it is to use. Go ahead and check out other cities all over the world. Download your favorite articles and then upgrade the ones you want to use while traveling. You’re not limited to using GPSmyCity when traveling to new locations. Why not use it to explore your own city…to find hidden gems you didn’t know about or to discover new places to eat?!

Be sure to let me know what you think.  Here are just a few of the travel articles I have written that are available through GPSmyCity:

Happy Exploring!



2 thoughts on “Get Up and Go with GPSmyCity

  1. BrookeLynne

    I tried following your instructions but got stuck on number 2. I followed your link and from the website it sent me to the app store where I had to choose which city to download and after the San Diego app downloaded I could not find any way to search for a blog post. In fact I found no blog post connections at all so what did I do wrong?

    1. BrookeLynne

      OK I followed your 1st link at the top of your post and I saw the best five beaches giveaway. It appears to only be for iphones so never mind.

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