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An excellent enhancement to our visit to the Canadian Rockies

We recently spent a couple of weeks touring the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island. Prior to... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Jeff B
Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, Icefields- best buy ever

This is the most fantastic travel app. Cost us about $16, worth every cent. An excellent detailed... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Shelley G
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Before we went to the Canadian Rockies last August I heard about this app called Gypsy Guides so I downloaded it to my iPhone and iPad. Once we got to Banff and went for our first drive, we turned it on. And we were hooked immediately! The narration is fantastic!
We used numerous of these guides in Banff, on our way to Moraine Lake & Lake Louise, and then up to Jasper. The narration gives you just enough detail and info to make your drive so much more pleasurable and gives you very interesting facts about what you are passing at that time.
We used it on my iPad mainly. It doesn't cost a cent to run either as it works on GPS location only. We had the iPad with flight mode turned on, so there was no cellular coverage or wifi or anything. It worked like a dream!
Would we recommend the GyPsy Guides? MOST DEFINITELY!!!

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Gary J
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the Big Island of Hawaii and came across an ad for the Gypsy Guide Big Island Tours app. It was the best $8 spent on our trip. With a week on the island we had the opportunity to follow the audio guide all over the island. It had good turn and travel directions to get us to places of interest but the history and culture narrative along with out of the way places to stop and see were the main attraction of this app. We have visited most of the Hawaiian Islands some more than once and on this trip we saw sites and had a greater appreciation for the island and it's history than ever before thanks to Gypsy guides.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We used this guide for all segments of our vacation in the Rockies and absolutely loved it. From Kamloops to Banff, Yoho, Lake Louise, Icefields Pkwy. It was so cool to get historical and geographical information while driving along enjoying the beautiful scenery! Hearing stories about the explorers in this region makes it come alive. We would have missed some great stops had we not had this guide. So many times you are driving along and see something, wonder what it is, and then basically ignore it focusing instead on the next big stop. This guide tells you about everything, and then you can choose whether to stop and check things out, and, you have a better understanding of what you are seeing. The narrator gives good information about some of the hikes/walks, i.e. how long and the level of difficulty. Even though this was our second trip to the Rockies, we experienced more and learned so much more about what we were seeing! We loved the narrator for the Kamloops-Banff, Banff-LL-Yoho, and Icefields tours.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank travelbug37220
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

None of the apps worked or provided us with any information despite many, many attemps. When I returned home I contacted them and waas told I should have called the '800" nomber. The apps were installed correctly but gave us no information. We were in arented motor home and had expected to have the apps to guide us. Next time we travel we will choose another information supplier.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We recently drove from Vancouver to Calgary and Vancouver to Whistler and used the Gypsy app on my smart phone. This was an invaluable part of our trip. GyPSy told us all the history, how the landscape was formed and the best part, GyPSy also told us what were the must do stops, how long the stops would take and why we should stop there. GyPSy also gave us alternative stops along the way which you could choose to do if time permitted. All up it was such a fantastic addition to our trip! The cost per map is minimal and it is easy to use.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank pippy5
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