I absolutely love what I do. I love going and seeing the world and sharing it with my readers, and I love writing my blog. The problem is, my blog is still a little bit limiting. I’ve been searching for a way to make accessing my blog easier, and luckily, an opportunity came my way! While my blogs are full of helpful information, it’s kind of useless if you don’t have access to the internet. And let’s be real, most of the places I travel have pretty dodgy internet at best. I’m so excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with GPSmyCity! Now, my itineraries have been turned into offline articles with offline maps!!!
Why download a travel article app?
Ok, so we’re all pretty familiar with offline maps, but why would you download a travel article offline? And why would you pay for it? These are questions I asked myself before deciding whether or not GPSmyCity was a good fit for my blog. I sat down and asked myself, “Would I ever download an offline article?” and “Would I pay for it?” I thought long and hard about it. I spend most of my time in Nepal, a country where power outages happen, and Google Maps isn’t always accurate. Finding WiFi can be a struggle outside of major cities, and taking screenshots of everything is kind of annoying. I’ve also traveled in Europe where data roaming charges are the same price as a luxury hotel room.
What sold me on the idea wasn’t so much the map. We all know there are a ton of different offline maps out there. What I liked was that the map plots out the entire day for you. It shows you how to get to multiple destinations which are already saved in the app. This eliminates so much of the time that goes into travel planning. And wouldn’t you rather spend that time enjoying the day instead of getting lost? I used to spend hours looking up every place and the best order to see them in. Then, I’d make a list in my notes app and use Google Maps to look up each step as I went. If I didn’t have cell service, I’d have to search for someone who spoke English and try to get directions or find a cafe with WiFi. It was a travel nightmare. So, after lots of contemplation, I decided that yes, I would download an offline article. And yes, I would pay a small fee to avoid the headaches that go with traveling.
Since this whole concept was new to me, I wanted to make sure I liked it. I tested the app and was sold on it immediately. But, what about my readers? Surely, you’d want to test it out too. Well, you’re all in luck! We’ll be releasing one of my new offline travel articles for FREE! Woohoo! The items mentioned below can be downloaded for free from October 5th to October 11th.
More Full Time Explorer Blogs Available…
While the post mentioned above is free for the week, I have a ton of blog posts which have been turned into offline travel articles! Here’s a complete list of all the items you’ll be able to download straight to your phone!
New York City
How do you get these articles?
- Download the free GPSmyCity app
- Click on one of the articles I mentioned in this post (I recommend taking advantage of the FREE version listed above to test the app)
- Choose GPS-guided version to include an offline map
- Or choose to read any of the articles for free (this version cannot be saved for offline use and does not include a map)
- You can also browse by city within the app to see more options from other bloggers
Have any questions? Let me know in the comments!
Michelle Della Giovanna
Writer at Full Time Explorer
I’m just your average New Yorker who quit her job in the fashion industry to explore the world. Come find out what it’s like to trade in five-inch heels for squat toilets.