Spring road trips: avoid getting lost

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Back during winter, I bet a lot of you would have started planning for a spring road trip this year. This is just about the perfect time to get into a car and just go where the highway takes you! After the cold and harsh winter it’s about time you got yourself out of hibernation and got out there and travelled across the beautiful countryside. Road trips are generally awesome but things do get tricky if you find yourself in the middle of nowhere. Now this might sound exciting to most of you but trust me, getting lost can only be a good thing in movies. So what do you do to avoid getting lost? Well here are a few suggestions.

Get yourself a GPS navigation device. With this you wouldn’t really need to worry about getting lost. It will show you where exactly you are on a map and it could even give you directions so you could get to your destination without any hiccups. GPS devices like the Garmin international are the best when it comes to road trips. They feature lifetime map updates which comes in handy when changes occur, a large touch screen which will give you multiple point routing and lane assist. It also has subscription-free traffic alerts for most cities, pedestrian navigation options and ecoRoute so you can avoid getting stuck in traffic during your road trips. In addition to the map of America you also get maps of Canada just in case you decide to head to head north! Another feature which will catch your eye is Eco Route. This feature calculates the most fuel-efficient route, tracks fuel usage and suggests the most economical way possible. In addition to this you also have a JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter and a calculator to make this one handy GPS device to hang on to.

If a GPS device is a little out of your budget then you could try downloading GPS navigation software’s on your GPS enabled phones. TomTom happens to be the best GPS navigation software for the iPhone and it has loads of features. This software will enable your smart phone to act like a GPS device. It might not be as precise and feature rich like the GPS devices but it should be good enough for you not to get lost!

So get yourself GPS device before you head out on your Spring road trips!

 

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