Last month we featured Shaka Guide, a GPS-based guide app for Hawaii. The post was well-received and generated some great reader input—including the suggestion that I check out a similar app built for more destinations and that’s even more highly rated.
Just like Shaka Guide, GyPSy Guide uses the location service/GPS chip in your device to trigger professional tour guide commentary along scenic drive routes and road trips. GPS signal is free, so no connection to cellular, data or Wi-Fi is required while touring. The app is free to download for both iOS and Android but each destination costs money (from $3.99 to $9.99). There are currently tours for 34 North American destinations ranging from Arches Canyonlands to Yellowstone. The complete list is below:
- Arches National Park GyPSy
- Banff Townsite GyPSy Guide
- Banff Lake Louise Yoho GyPSy
- Big Island Hawaii Gypsy Guide
- Calgary to Banff GyPSy Guide
- Canyonlands Moab GyPSy Guide
- Drumheller GyPSy Guide
- Oahu GyPSy Guide Driving Tour
- Going to the Sun Road GyPSy
- Grand Canyon South Rim GyPSy
- Grand Teton GyPSy Guide Tour
- Haleakala Maui GyPSy Guide
- Icefields Parkway GyPSy Guide
- Jasper National Park GyPSy
- Kamloops to Banff GyPSy Tour
- Kamloops to Vancouver GyPSy
- Kauai GyPSy Guide
- Lake Louise to Kamloops GyPSy
- Las Vegas GyPSy Driving Tours
- Maui GyPSy Guide Driving Tour
- Miami to Key West GyPSy Guide
- Road to Hana Maui GyPSy Guide
- Rocky Mountain Nat Park GyPSy
- Vancouver to Kamloops GyPSy
- Vancouver Whistler GyPSy Guide
- Vancouver Downtown GyPSy Guide
- Vermont RT100 GyPSy Guide
- Volcanoes – Big Island GyPSy
- Waikiki to Pearl Harbor GyPSy
- Waterton & Alberta SW GyPSy
- Yellowstone GyPSy Guide Tour
- Yellowstone Grand Teton GyPSy
- Yosemite GyPSy Guide Tour
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