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How GPSmyCity Has Changed the Art of Global Travel

Pre-smartphones, we used to buy travel guides, soft cover “bibles” that we studied before arriving in a new destination. We relied heavily on the written word to guide our travel experiences for must-see locations, places to stay, where and what to eat. During the 1980s, “Europe on $20 a Day” was THE reference source that not only swayed our choices, in equal measure, the book also influenced the places we chose to avoid so as not to “look like a tourist.”

Fast-forward almost everyone carries a smartphone of some description, and quick reference travel tips are literally in the palm of your hand. One company that stands out in the field of travel apps (in my opinion) is GPSmyCity. Since 2009, they have worked with bloggers and writers to turn travel information into an easy to follow format. There are now over 6,500 articles and self-guided tours for some 1,000 cities.

GPSmyCity makes popular iOS and Android apps that feature self-guided city walks in over 1,000 cities around the world. Each walk contains from a few to over a dozen attractions in a city and is fitted with a detailed route map. The app virtually turns a mobile device into a personal tour guide, allowing visitors to explore on foot the best local attractions at their own pace.

To enter this giveaway for a chance to win a full year subscription (value $18.99 USD) to GPSmyCity simply leave a comment below or on our Facebook page.

Ten (10) lucky winners will be chosen via random draw on November 12th.

*Several of my travel articles that are city-specific are available for download on iTunes and Google Play as walking tours via GPSmyCity! Click below for more info.

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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