New Articles on GPSmyCity

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As a traveller, there are many ways to reach your destination. You could try following a map or a signboard or the hand signs of a helpful local. And if nothing else works — your instinct. We’ve tried a bit of everything. Sometimes, we got lucky and didn’t have to do much. On other occasions, we ended walking around in circles and spent hours searching for a place. And while there is some debate on whether you should follow a marked trail or not; I’d say, both have their advantages. We never made itineraries on our earlier trips. However, we learned that is not wisest way to travel. Especially, when you travel on a time crunch with multiple countries/places involved; it’s best to have everything planned. And that saves money, time, and ensures that you don’t miss out on what you’d rather see or experience.

These days, technology makes it relatively easier to travel. We always start by reading blogs on trails or trip itineraries — before our trip. It’s great to have a point of reference, before your make your own trail, or something to turn back to incase you get lost. That’s why GPSmyCity appealed to us. We’re excited to partner with them (once again) and happy to have some more blog posts converted into apps for IOS devices!

How does the Blog2App Article Work?

GPSmyCity is designed for people who love to explore cities on foot.”

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Blog2App Articles are a relatively new concept in the world of travel. And I must confess, it took me a while to figure out how GPSmyCity app truly works. I’ll try keeping it simple. Say for example, you enjoyed reading one of our blog posts, and wanted to try tracing the same route, or visit the same restaurant, or explore a hidden alleyway; what would you do? You’d need to have an internet connection or access to free Wi-Fi to check our post — on the go. It’s not always possible to remember details and when you get tired, chances are you’ll skip a turn or ignore a signboard. Personally, we rarely use internet (because of international roaming costs) when we travel and we know how iffy free Wi-Fi can get. And that’s why, GPSmyCity makes perfect sense. Once you download our article app, on your IOS device (IPhone or IPad), you wouldn’t need an internet connection to follow the route we’ve traced. And incase, you do miss a step, the app will use the GPS tracker on you phone, to ensure you get back to the main path. Some apps may even have interesting places to scout around the main trail.

Pretty cool? What did I say about technology? It can save the day.

 

And that’s not all. GPSmyCity partners with bloggers, like us, across multiple platforms, to ensure you will have access to a rich bank of travel articles (over 600 cities) and city walks. Each article is converted into a downloadable app. So, you can download the app whenever you have access to the internet and view it, in real time, on a trip or in a hotel room, or whilst walking on an isolated road — in the middle of nowhere. There is no cost for the download. If you do opt for an upgrade, there will be a nominal fee, a portion of which will go to the contributing author.

Try it, To See how it Works!

“Lose Yourself Without getting Lost”

You can access article apps on your IOS device in either one of the ways listed below:

  1. Click on the link at the end of a blog post that has been converted into an app. If you haven’t downloaded the free GPSmyCity app, you will receive a prompt to do so.
  2. Or, if you already downloaded the GPSmyCity app, search for your favourite city and download the articles available for FREE. You can opt for an upgrade for offline use and GPS tracking.

Just as trips and places need to be explored to truly learn about them, to get a feel for this app, try it out. We’re happy to offer a free upgrade on the article below. This offer is available for a limited period of time only.

Discovering Incheon’s Chinatown

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Take a look at our other articles, available for download, on the GPSmyCity app. Click the link below and you’re good to go!

  1. Entering the Forbidden City
  2. Exploring Shanghai’s Eclectic Past
  3. Thinking Green in Shanghai
  4. 6 Hours in Koln
  5. Chasing Suwon’s Broken Walls
  6. The Other Side of the Wall

21 responses to “New Articles on GPSmyCity

  1. This sounds awesome Cheryl. What a great way to find out about cities and the best places to go. We’re always getting lost when we’re in new cities, mind you sometimes that’s when you discover the best places. However it’s also lead to arguments! Might have to check this out. xo

  2. Great Cheryl! it’s goof to know that travelers will now have access to your experience and documentation through your blog post!

  3. A great idea! We just did 5 GPS-based bike tours of Kiawah Island that have been immensly popular! Ours were funded by the town and the nature conservancy but they’re so inexpensive, all travelers should use them when possible. Good suggestion.

    • Thanks, Tina. We first tried a similar travel app, 3 years back. Back then, the app worked on the internet and was pretty ineffective when we needed it. It’s nice to see technology evolve. I know, it’s not always possible to be connected. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  4. What a clever idea. I always thought that I was the only one who sometimes does not see eye to eye or agree with some of the decisions my fellow travellers make. Reading this post made me realise that it is quite common to disagree with each other during our travels!

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