Hi Wa-Ha K,I used to use aTHOMAS BROTHERS guide(in San Diego,,Calif.cALIF.) or a AAA trip tick( nationwide) to determine routes to new places; hubby
uses mapquest( w/me as map reader/navigator...Our younger son has a GPS w/a very British accent.He & his wife love it, but hubby's hearing loss makes dealing w/ the British accent something to avoid;he'd rather deal w/ me unless "someone" gives him a GPS as a gift In Response to Re: Driving with a GPS:
My son in law got one for my daughter last year. She used it a few times but, it doesn't work great out in the country. Also, there is so much construction around here with detours, it doesn't recognize them. She had to subscribe to a service for it and it had to have updates downloaded regularly for new roads, streets, one ways, etc. I like to just look up stuff on Google before we head out. I get pictures of buildings, etc. near turns and it really helps.
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