We’ve all been there. We travel somewhere and lose access to the internet when we “desperately” need it. On our Scotland trip, my best friend and I ventured out to the Isle of Skye one early morning to do some hiking and exploring. Because I work at a tech company I was able to use 3G without any qualms overseas. What I didn’t expect is that there would literally be no 3G available in this area and therefore the blog posts I had saved with the hiking details were inaccessible. For two hours I frantically tried to connect since I didn’t even have the address of our hostel we were staying at on the Isle. I finally was able to connect to my husband back in Ireland and he had to search for the blog posts I was referencing and send me screenshots. We then had to hope we would find the locations on a regular old paper map since we couldn’t connect to Google Maps and the little blue dot didn’t even work because the maps wouldn’t load.
Now, what if I told you the above stress was actually self-induced as there are amazing travel articles available for download via GPSMyCity that would have allowed us to a) download a travel article with an accompanying map and b) reduced our stress-level by 10-fold? The idea behind GPSMyCity is genius.
- Download the app (for free)!
- Browse through over 600 worldwide cities with travel articles
- Decide which guides you want to download to your phone and access when you don’t have internet.
- Pay approximately $2.00 and now you have a GPS-guided article to help you navigate your new city.
- Ta-da – Now you have your own personal tour guide for only two dollars!
Now for the fun part – GIVEAWAY TIME!
To demonstrate how great this concept is I am offering a free download of my 24 hours in Edinburgh guide until Sunday, September 11.
You can access this GPS-guided travel guide by clicking here and choosing to UPGRADE to get the GPS-guided version of Edinburgh. Then once you see how awesome the concept of GPSMyCity is feel free to browse by city and start exploring your next destination.