From January 21st, Discovering Belgium is now on the GPSmyCity mobile app for iOS and Android, which features self-guided city walks and GPS-powered travel articles. With this app, you can turn your smartphone or tablet into your very own personal travel guide.
A few months ago I introduced you to the GPSmyCity mobile app. Each walk or article on this app comes with a detailed travel route plotted on an offline map to lead you through a city. The guided tours are written by knowledgeable local guides who can show you local attractions, cultural sights, museums, markets, cafÃ©s, bars, restaurants, etc. It’s an excellent way to see a city on foot, at your own pace and at a fraction of the cost you would normally pay for a guided tour.
The GPSmyCity app is extremely comprehensive, currently covering over 6,500 self-guided walks in 1,000+ cities around the world. If you want to know more about it, you can read my previous post or watch this short video:
Four walks initially featured
From Monday January 21st, the following four article apps are published on the GPSmySity app:
- Horst Castle, to the south of Leuven: available here
- Castle of Lavaux-Sainte-Anne: available here
- Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen: available here
- How to Spend a Day in Diest: available here
Free — or paid?
The GPSmyCity app is free to download and you can access all articles for free. However, to get the “full GPSmyCity experience”, and the best out of the app, including a customized offline map and GPS directions to guide you around the city to all places mentioned in the article, you pay a small upgrade fee of $1.99 per article.
If you were to use the app a lot, this could get quite expensive. So the developers have now introduced a subscription option. It means you can always have the full GPSmyCity experience with you on your phone or tablet, wherever you are, to access at any time. An annual subscription costs $18.99/year for full access to all walking tours and travel articles covering 1,000+ cities.
To introduce you to how great this concept is, I am offering a free upgrade of one of my travel articles in the GPSmyCity directory, beginning Monday January 21st 2019 and finishing Monday January 28th. The article can be downloaded for free, and you can upgrade the app for free too, during this period. This offer relates to: How To Spend A Day In Diest.
After downloading the app, you will be directed to the article, where you can choose UPGRADE to get the GPS-guided version.
Why not try it out for free? Hopefully you will discover how useful these travel articles on GPSmyCity are.
Sounds great! Hope this is successful way for you!
Thanks Henry. It’s an interesting way to explore new cities.
Congratulations Denzil I will be sure to check them out !
Thanks Kevin, let me know what you think or if you have any problems.
Fantastic! We love doing guided walks like this.
Yes Carol, I was surprised at how easy and fun they are.
I should have looked to see if there was a walk for Noumea when we were there last Monday. I didn’t think of it. ðŸ™„
There’s actually quite a few: https://www.gpsmycity.com/gps-tour-guides/noumea-429.html
Oh dear, you’ll have to go back there. What a drag!
Oh no! Of course, a return journey would be in the name of research. 🙂
I looked at the app a while ago and was impressed, Denzil. Thanks for your generous offer. I’m not likely to need it in the near future but I’ll keep it in mind if I’m traveling again. 🙂 🙂
Nice, Denzil. Hope it’s successful for you. I can see the start of a travel empire in the marking.
Ha ha. A small one perhaps, within just one country.
Great initiative Denzil. Looks like a lot of hard work. Maybe it’s now time for you to sort out Facebook…
That’s next year Alan. Wishing you a healthy 2019.
This is such a great opportunity for travelers, I suspect it will become the way to travel anywhere in future. Well done, Denzil.
As long as we don’t get to the point where we have to be accompanied by a robot on our walks! ðŸ¤–
Another blog friend who travels a lot wrote about how most tourists now stand in front of things backwards, taking selfie after selfie, and then move on to “see” the next sight. All backwards in so many ways. Smart phones in the hands of most clueless. Yeah, please no robots.
Yes I have seen that. Strange. Especially when someone famous is passing by and they are looking at a whole lot of backs!
Congrats on having a few of your walks on the app, Denzil. I downloaded the entire thing a couple of months ago and look forward to using it in Belgium one day.