What is a GPS guided travel article?
Have you ever read a great travel article, full of useful tips about a place you will soon be visiting? Frustratingly, when you get there, you can’t quite remember where that great restaurant the author recommended is, or the name of the road full of great street art. You may have bookmarked the article online so you can find it easily, but you will need to have an internet connection, and may well rack up expensive data usage charges along the way. And then you still need to search for the location so you know how to get there.
Not anymore, if the article has been set up with a built-in GPS travel guide, that is. The GPS coordinates for each site mentioned, whether it’s a fascinating museum, quirky little book shop or stunning cathedral, are embedded in a downloadable version of the article, with a map of the route that the author describes. There are literally thousands of these articles, including some that I’ve written, from over 600 cities around the globe on the free app, GPSmyCity.
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How to use GPS guided travel articles
You’ll first need to download the app to your phone. Then you can browse through all the available articles. When you find one you love, simply download the article for free to read later, be that on the plane, by the beach or over a cup of coffee in an exciting new city with no need for an internet connection.
If you decide you would like the GPS guided version of the article, you can upgrade the article for just £1.49 (or $1.99 US dollars). You will need an internet connection to make the upgrade, but once you have the upgraded article downloaded on your phone as an app, you can access it as your travel guide anywhere, any time. It will show you where you are in relation to any of the sites mentioned, and how to get there using the GPS coordinates embedded into the article.
My GPS guided travel articles
Here’s a list of my articles available through GPSmyCity to date.
You’ll find more as they are added here, Kathryn Burrington. Once you’ve tried them, I’m sure you’ll love them.