Walking Tour Apps by Active Woman Traveler

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Easton Maryland walking tour app for iPhoneWhether traveling to a new city or exploring one's own, it's helpful to have  suggestions on what to see, where to go, how to get there, what it means--the works. Tour guides can help a traveler learn more about a city, quickly and easily, without having to bury the nose in a travel book. Though a book can provide in-depth background, it can be a drag to carry around on the streets. Tour guides, on the other hand, can be expensive and tricky to schedule.

Now there's a new option: walking tour apps for iPhone!

GPSmyCity.com presents walking tours for cities around the globe, with over 2,000 tours available. Each walking tour introduces from 6-15 sights with photos, written descriptions, and sometimes even audio narration. In addition, the apps offer GPS coordinates and mapped instructions for getting from one sight to the next. By following the guide, a tourist's iPhone becomes a trusty tour guide.

The app comes with detailed tour route maps and powerful navigation features using the GPS technology that guides visitor from one sight to the next with accurate turn-by-turn directions to famous attractions, monuments and interesting sights as well as hidden gems. Walking tours like 'Casanova's Venice', 'Belgian Beer Tour in Brussels', 'Ultimate Girls' Night Out in Buenos Aires', 'Romantic Fountains of Rome', 'Beijing Markets' or 'Vienna's Antique and Craft Shops' offer unique explorations of one's dream destinations.

As the Active Woman Traveler, I have created two walkable apps for the active mind: Richmond's Civil War and Historic Easton, Maryland.

Richmond Civil War walking tour app for iPhoneRichmond's Civil War offers 10 historic sights in downtown Richmond, Virginia that reflect this tumultuous time in our nation's history and the pivotal and tragic part that this capital city of the Confederacy played. Richmond escaped direct conflict until the last month of the war. In 1865, Union forces closed in on the city so Confederates set fire to bridges, warehouses, and the armory. The fire raged out of control and destroyed large parts of the city. Tour sights include the Museum and White House of the Confederacy, Tredegar Iron Works, Belle Isle and the military prison, and the Reconciliation Statue.

Historic Easton, Maryland offers 16 sights in this charming Eastern Shore town, including Third Haven Meeting House, Academy Art Museum, Magazine Alley, Easton Armory, and more. The tour's historical background begins in 1709, and highlights the arrival of the railroad in 1869, bringing with it wealth, stately homes, and thriving businesses. Today the town offers culture, shopping, fine dining, and elegant B&Bs, near the Bay and ocean sides of the Eastern Shore peninsula.


To access the walking tours, download the free City Maps app from iTunes. From the app, a traveler can find and download Richmond's Civil War, Historic Easton, Maryland, or any other app tour.

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