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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Be Your Own Tour Guide 9.29.12

One of the best ways to see a city is by walking around it, but walking tours can be spendy. You can still take a guided tour without having to book a tour or go with a bunch of strangers. With Stray Boots, you can take tours in the US or UK at your own pace and when you can fit it into your schedule. You don’t need to be on someone else’s time. Not only do you learn interesting things about the city you’re visiting, but it combines education and history with a cool scavenger hunt feel. You play your tour by cell phone text messages. You don’t need a fancy smartphone either.



Right now, you can play in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C., with more destinations to come. Through clues and fun facts, you can see the city from a unique perspective. This is the perfect way to go on a tour without all the structure and it’s great for kids and adults alike. Each tour can last two to three hours, even more if you choose to spend more time at any of the stops along the way.

Photos of Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston, Boston

This photo of Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Want your children to get a fun educational experience while you’re on vacation? Then you’ll definitely all think Stray Boots’ treasure hunt walking tours are awesome. Put your heads together to come up with answers to questions texted to you and earn points that you can redeem for more fun facts! It doesn’t matter if there are two or ten of you, you can all work on one phone and even switch phones to make someone else “captain”. Each tour is just $12 per person and $6 for kids, though I’m not sure how they regulate how many are in your team.

Photos of Portland Walking Tours, Portland

This photo of Portland Walking Tours is courtesy of TripAdvisor

You have a year to use your voucher, so if something comes up, you can do it some other time. It’s all up to you! Check out Stray Boots now to get started!
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