Plan Your Own Self-Guided Walks With Our Very Own GPSMyCity AppTRAVEL RESOURCES
12 November 2023
Plan Your Own Self Guided Walks With The GPSMyCity App
Over the years, you’ve no doubt resorted (as we have) to thumbing your way through a travel guide as you trot around the streets on a weekend city break. Sometimes you’ll have been organised enough to highlight the things you want to see and do in advance. And worked out a rough plan of how to get around.
Or, the more tech-savvy amongst us might have bookmarked our favourite travel articles from blogs and websites to read from our mobile devices on-the-fly. And used the likes of Google Maps to help us get around. Just as long as there’s at least a 4G signal and enough data on our mobile device to last us. Which can be particularly difficult and expensive if we’re in a different country.
Well, here’s a concept you might not have considered. What if you had access to an app that not only provides the information from the travel article but includes a route map, too? And what if it knows where you are at any given time and can direct you to the recommended locations from the article without getting lost!
Welcome to the world of GPS-guided travel articles.
And, the good news is that we’ve teamed up with GPSmyCity to produce our very own self-guided travel article apps based on some of our own blog posts. That’s in addition to the thousands of other article apps from over 1,000 cities that are available for download from the GPSmyCity app.
How does it work?
Basically, it’s a FREE app on your mobile device that allows you to search for and download travel articles and blog posts to use as an offline resource on your trip.
However, you can upgrade (with an annual subscription) to a GPS-enabled version of the article, which includes walking directions from your current location to any of the places featured. A bit like having your own virtual tour guide helping you to get from one place to the next.
In fact, by purchasing an annual subscription you’ll gain access to all of the app’s GPS-enabled city walk guides and travel articles. There are more than 6500 of them! All you need to do is download the FREE GPSmyCity app to your mobile device from their website or directly from Google Play and iTunes.
GRAB A FREE ONE-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION!
Right now, you can get a one-year Premium subscription (worth $18.99) ABSOLUTELY FREE. This will allow you to use the GPS-enabled service on two devices for one whole year, free of charge. But you’ll need to be quick as we have only TEN to give away.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Download the GPSMyCity app
- Go to the Account screen and register your GPSMyCity user account
- Go to More > Feedback and email the claim code 26891112
- Once GPSMyCity receives your email, your premium membership will be activated
The Above Us Only Skies apps
We’ve been working with GPSMyCity since 2016. And, over that time, they’ve converted many of our articles into self-guided walking tour apps.
Each of them can be downloaded for free. Just click on any of the following article links and download the GPSMyCity app when prompted (unless you’ve already done so). Once downloaded you’ll then be re-directed to the article app, where you’ll find an option to upgrade to the offline map and GPS-enabled version (via subscription) if you wish to do so.
Of course, we’ll let you know when more of our travel articles become available.
Note: Just so you know, as part of our partnership with GPSmyCity we’ll receive a small commission each time one of our travel apps is upgraded. We’d like to feel it’s a small reward for the long days and nights required to maintain a travel blog!
Le Mont Saint-Michel
Rio de Janeiro
San Miguel de Allende
Bradford on Avon
How much does GPSmyCity cost?
The app is free to download and any articles you subsequently download within the app will be free, too. However, if you’d like a GPS-powered version of the article (that is, with a fully functional walking route map) you can upgrade by purchasing an annual subscription, which will provide access to 6500 city guides and articles, as follows:
- City Walk Guides $12.99
- City Walk Guides + Travel Articles $18.99
Where can I download the GPSmyCity app?
Any other questions?
If there’s anything you’d like to ask about the GPSMyCity app that we haven’t covered here, there are a few ways to get in touch with us.
Firstly, you can simply ask your question in the Comments section below. You can also get in touch using our contact form. Or, if you’d like to join our community on Facebook, you can ask directly there.
Either way, we’ll do our best to get straight back to you.
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Hi, we're Ian and Nicky, an English couple on a voyage of discovery around the world, and this blog is designed to reflect what we see, think and do. Actually, we'd like to think it also provides information, entertainment and inspiration for other “mature” travellers, too. So please feel free to pour yourself a glass of something suitably chilled and take a look around.