I know what you’re thinking. What exactly is a GPS-guided travel article? Thanks to the creators behind GPSMyCity, a travel publishing site, they have come up with the genius idea of turning travel articles into guided walking apps, by having the GPS coordinates of the author’s destinations and sites embedded into the articles. It is a new technology that is changing the way we travel. And I’m pleased to say that I am teaming up with GPSMyCity to have some of my posts converted into Apple ITunes and Google apps!
THIS IS HOW IT WORKS
Picture yourself on vacation. You’ve done a lot of research to prepare for the trip, and have many attractions and sites you want to see. You’ve browsed through several websites and blogs to find out exactly where you want to go: restaurants, museums, historical sites, beaches, shopping, etc. But once you’re there you’re either in a no Wi-Fi zone, or simply don’t want to pay for or use up your data by going online. But you need all that good info.! I’m happy to say there is a solution! GPSMyCity has thousands of articles – in over 600 cities worldwide – that they have converted into apps. Simply download the apps on your phone, and you can read these articles wherever you are, and with no internet needed. Deserted beach with no Wi-Fi, no problem. Each article has the GPS coordinates of the sites described, along with a map, so you can walk from place to place without getting lost. Your phone has literally become your own personal tour guide! Can you tell I’m excited about this concept? I am. I hate using up my data, especially when I’m abroad, and I always seem to pay way more than my original phone “plan”.
The great thing about these apps is that they are free, meaning you can download an article and have it saved on your phone for whenever and wherever you want to read it. If you’d like to have access to the GPS coordinates and map, you have the option to upgrade for a small fee ($1.99).
Curious to see how it all works? I am offering a free upgrade for a limited time of two of my articles (see below). You can access these GPS-guided articles one of two ways:
1.) Click on the link for the article you are interested in, follow the instructions to download the GPSMyCity app, at which point you will be directed to the article – and from there choose upgrade, where you will be linked to a GPS navigator and off-line map.
2.) Click on the GPSMyCity app to browse by city to see which articles are available.
Here are the two articles:
(One of the coolest towns in the Hudson Valley)
(No sleepy FL town, Naples is known for its culinary and retail therapy scene)
Have fun, and I’d love your feedback!