Exciting News For My Blog Readers! Enter For a Chance To Win An Annual Subscription To GPSMYCITY

Here’s a chance for one of my blog followers to win one of 10 annual subscriptions to the GPSMyCity Travel App, a $18.99 value.

CONTEST RULES:

All you have to do to for a chance to win is:

  1.  Follow my blog (if you already have, skip to item 2 below) OR
  2. Answer the following question in the comment section of this post:  Where do you plan to travel in 2018?

Entries received within 30 days of this post will automatically qualify for a chance to win a subscription!

GPSMYCITY TRAVEL APP:

The GPSMyCity app is designed for people who enjoy walking and exploring cities by foot.  The robust App offers both travel articles and self-guided walking tours for over 1,000 cities world wide.

This App is ideal if you don’t have access to the internet or you don’t have a data plan in country you are visiting. How do you find those famous landmarks or the local market? The App provide detailed turn-by-turn walking directions. If you do have data enabled, you can use GPS-Guided City Walks.

Now, with a yearly subscription (free to ten winning followers), you have access to all kinds of walks around thousands of cities.

Want to go shopping in San Francisco and specifically Chinatown? No problem. Here’s where to go and what to look for:

GPSMYCITY screen

Are you looking to explore for a full day in Rome? Again, no problem. You can work your way through multiple walks in a day or a week.GPSMYCITY Walks

With a subscription, you can download any travel article with a GPS guided map, and read it offline whenever and wherever you like…at home (before your trip), on the plane (before you arrive) or on a street corner(while on your trip)! Research your destination in detail and plan your trip and the must see experiences!

 

The app is a big time saver and super helpful to navigate cities and streets without using data or the internet!  There are travel articles and tips along with more than 6,500 walks in over 1,000 cities! Hopefully you’ll win a 1 year subscription but if you don’t, I highly recommend GPSMYCITY as a key part of your travel gear! Available in the App Store and Google Play.

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Accessible City Breaks in the UK

When you have a disability or mobility issues, going on holiday can be even more challenging. However, there are still lots of options available for a fun weekend away.

Here we take a look at the best UK city breaks for accessibility, including some great attractions that are fully wheelchair accessible. We have even included some helpful travel tips and the best public transport for getting around in a mobility scooter.

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Accessible City Breaks in the UK by Easy

Business Travelers Like to Have Fun?

If you travel for business, you have your routine. Arrive at your destination; get your rental car; go to your hotel; go to your meeting; repeat… Business travel is just part of the job and a necessity. But if you are like me, even with the many hassles and challenges of travel, you like business travel.

In the new National Car Rental State of Business Travel Survey, some interesting findings emerged:

  • Ninety percent of business travelers plan to travel at least the same amount or more in 2018 (63 percent will travel the same amount; 27 percent will travel more).
  • Business travelers say they work more hours (57 percent) and have more focus (48 percent) when they travel for business.
  • Ninety-two percent of business travelers are satisfied with their quality of life when traveling for business; 89 percent are satisfied with the amount of business travel they do.Aside from the business/work side of the survey, the desire for pursuing leisure activities while on a business trip also emerged in the survey. Most business travelers feel they deserve a break while on the road. And, most bosses (92 percent) support their travelers in taking time for leisure activities.

Aside from the business/work side of the survey, the desire for pursuing leisure activities while on a business trip also emerged in the survey. Most business travelers feel they deserve a break while on the road. And, most bosses (92 percent) support their travelers in taking time for leisure activities.

Again, if you’re like me, you’ve been to many destinations for business (think Las Vegas, Miami, Montreal, etc.). But have you really experienced those destinations? If not, it’s high time to loosen up and enjoy yourself. Chances are you’ll have a bit of free time during your trip. So why not get out of the hotel room and explore the area? Break your travel routine and change up your next business trip.

With proper planning, business travel can be enjoyable and it offers a perfect opportunity to explore a new city. Here are some travel tips to consider when planning your next business trip:

  • Always take advantage of loyalty programs. Airline loyalty gets you preferred status, free baggage, lounge access and more. Hotel loyalty means nicer rooms and other benefits. Car rental loyalty provides “frequent renter” programs. National’s Emerald Club is among the best and gives you counter bypass, your choice of car, rewards, Drop & Go service, e-receipts, etc.
  • Get ready for security screening. The more you travel, the more routine it should be. As you walk up to security, have your boarding pass ready (on phone or paper). Keep your laptop easily accessible to pull out and place in its own bin. Take off your jacket and place your other personal items in bins. Keep “travel only” socks handy if you are asked to remove your shoes (so you don’t have to walk barefoot on dirty floors). A simple and repeatable routine makes security a breeze.
  • Forget about expensive, noise-canceling, big headphones. Get some noise cancelling ear buds. They’re cheap, compact, takeoff- and landing-friendly (non-electronic), and you can sleep comfortably wearing them. They’re also easy to wear at the gym and on a walk.
  • Traveler technology exists to enhance the traveler experience. Within your company’s travel program, advanced technology is available in real time and may include Travel Alerts (travel disruptions), Flight Tracker (flight change notifications) and e-Travel Tracker (traveler tracking/security). Use technology, i.e. apps, to explore your destination. Top recommendations include city guides like Headout and Guides by Lonely Planet; Open Table for restaurants; and Detour for audio walks.
  • Stay active while away. Ask your concierge for a recommended running route to explore the city in a new way. If you are sitting in meetings all day, head to the hotel’s fitness center or pool after work. Exercise relieves stress and leaves you energized. After your workout, you’ll be ready to enjoy your leisure time and explore the town.

National's Emerald Club aisle

Want to learn more? You can find more info about National’s survey here.

What’s your story? How do you enjoy life on the road? Please share your story on Twitter tagging @NationalPro and/or as a comment on this post below. And enjoy your trip!

 

I was compensated by National Car Rental for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

(Written by Mark Crone for National Car Rental)