/Win a year’s subscription to GPSmyCity

Win a year’s subscription to GPSmyCity

Today’s post is a little different. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience with a new city guide app, one that not only supplies top tips on where to go and what to see but also HOW to get there.

It’s called GPSmyCity.

I’m trialling this app in the gorgeous city of Canterbury. I’m out on a shopping trip but want to capture some of the sights as well… I’m also looking forward to the fact it could introduce me to some lesser known sights that I tend to just walk past. It happens so often when we’re out an about, we have no idea what that district or that building’s history is. So let’s find out how it goes…

First off let’s take a little look at what the app actually looks like.

As soon as you log in you’re greeted with a ‘where will you go next?’ … always a teasing question to any keen traveller! Just makes you want to get exploring quicker! It registers your location so is already set to come up with nearby locations to tempt you. A combination of both City Walks and Travel Articles are available.

The City Walks options allow you to download a walking map (no 3G or data required as they all work offline!) of one of many themes. If you select Sightseeing Walks you can then specific your preference, whether it be museums & galleries, nightlife venues etc. You can even create your own walk! Add a name and description and then just select the attractions you want to visit. Once your walk is complete you have the option to save it for later use or to share it with friends.

The Travel Articles are personal experiences for fellow travellers and what is great about these is that as they mention a sight, or a restaurant or a shop there is a ‘GO THERE’ button which will direct to straight to it, by foot, car or bike. There is also an option to download the audio version of the guide, although there still needs to be little work on this feature as the robotic woman in charge can’t quite get the flow right or judge where to pause for new sentences!

Now you know how GPSmyCity works it would be a shame not to show you some of the sights I saw whilst following the Sightseeing Walking Map.

And now the GIVEAWAY part!

Want to WIN a free GPSmyCITY premium account for a year?

No problem!

For a chance to win the year’s subscription with full access to all walking tours + travel articles covering 1,000+ cities just tell me in a Comment below what your dream travel destination is and why it is top of your list. 

All entries must be in by Sunday 2nd September, at which point I’ll choose the 10 most interesting entries as winners and they’ll all get a free subscription. Awesome!



  1. Mark 29/08/2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    SPAIN – Such diversity

    • melsmithdesigns@gmail.com 04/09/2018 at 3:46 pm - Reply

      I’d love to explore more of Spain – not just for the landscape but also to enjoy the tapas and sangria!

  2. Tony 28/08/2018 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    You know I’d like to see all those places in the British Isles, that we never go to because its on our doorstep. “Ah! we can go anytime….”
    I’d start with Gods own county… so good he had to make 3 🙂

    • melsmithdesigns@gmail.com 04/09/2018 at 3:45 pm - Reply

      It is so true. I’ve been spending this year exploring too… so far have visited Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Scotland, York and Peak District…and I’d recommend them all!

  3. Angela 28/08/2018 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Kenya! It has to be so different, wild and beautiful… plus a friend told me it was her best travel ever!

    • melsmithdesigns@gmail.com 04/09/2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      Well sounds like I need to add Kenya to my list too!

  4. Adrian Phillips 27/08/2018 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Vietnam. Been wanting to go there since I was 15. Looks an amazing country to travel and so much variety.

    • melsmithdesigns@gmail.com 04/09/2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      There really is – one minute it’s crazy Ho Chi Minh and the next peaceful Hoi An… ah now you got me reminiscing!!

  5. CLAUDIA 26/08/2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    My dream travel destination is UK
    Because I wanted to go since I was a little girl and still don’t lose hope of being able to go. I would love to

    • melsmithdesigns@gmail.com 04/09/2018 at 3:43 pm - Reply

      Well come on over! We’ve so much to offer…would be great to have you!

  6. Suneth Mirissearachchi 26/08/2018 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Have heard so many good things about New Zealand and definitely it would be the starting place for a world sight seeing tour for me.. And would like to visit Africa someday to see something different than what I have experienced.

    • melsmithdesigns@gmail.com 04/09/2018 at 3:42 pm - Reply

      Oh definitely go – it’s amazing! Spend at a least 4 weeks there but 2 months ideally so you don’t need to rush…enjoy!

  7. Rebekka 26/08/2018 at 10:37 am - Reply

    This is such a great idea!

    My dream destionation would be Canada right now. The forests, lakes, trails and sense of adventure …
    Hoping to be able to get there during indian summer and drive around in a camper !

    • melsmithdesigns@gmail.com 04/09/2018 at 3:41 pm - Reply

      Oh yes, I hear ya – I’d love to get a lovely secluded log cabin and just sit overlooking the lake reading a pile of books. Yes please.

  8. Neville 26/08/2018 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Worldwide? Has to be Kyoto. Top of my bucket list.

    In the UK? Oxford. A beautiful city, and every time I go, I find something new.

    • melsmithdesigns@gmail.com 04/09/2018 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      Ha worldwide – aiming high!

  9. Venura 26/08/2018 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Cuba and Mexico will be my top destination because of the delicious food and the beautiful scenery !! 😀

    • melsmithdesigns@gmail.com 04/09/2018 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      OMGoodness that sounds like an amazing trip…can I come along?!

  10. Alice 25/08/2018 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    This sounds like such a great idea. I do love a travel guide! And so lucky to live near a fab city like Canterbury.
    My dream travel destination is Burma- wanna go before it gets too touristy…

    • melsmithdesigns@gmail.com 04/09/2018 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      Great place to have on your bucket list!

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