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How A GPS Makes Traveling So Much Easier

By Rachel Michaels

One of the most annoying things travelers argue about in unguided tours is deciding which is the best route to take in reaching a particular destination. More often than not, you will see them in heated conversations with an awkwardly folded map in hand. These are moments when you just wish to give them a handy GPS to end this needless squabble and enjoy their travels like they should in the first place.

This electronic contraption is the most practical thing every traveler should have in this era. Having a GPS may mean never having to ask for driving directions in a new place and thus allow you more time to enjoy your travel hassle free from that trouble.

Gone are the days when you would have to pull a bunch of maps just to be able to navigate your way around New York. After all, who will unfold your paper maps in front of you when you are holding an umbrella in the rain and walking aimlessly trying to find the Street of Tribeca? A GPS will lead you to the right way in style without the inconvenience of unfolding annoyingly folded paper maps.

GPS means having the power to use the orbiting satellites that are encircling the earth with just a few button presses. The GPS receiver’s job is to utilize these signals to calculate its exact location and convey that information to the user.

A pocket-sized GPS is more convenient to carry around during travels, camping or just around the neighborhood. It is even lightweight enough to carry during cross country marathons.

Also, you do not need extra devices to get the best information from your GPS. It works perfectly well as it is. This means never having to carry extra storage for it at any point in time.

Choosing your own GPS should not be done in haste. An intelligent buyer will always weigh his options from the variety of GPS available in the market. This practice will prove to be cost-effective in the long run.

The best trick when it comes to purchasing your GPS is to know your needs. With this idea in mind, it would be easier for you to compare the ones available in the market in terms of cost, portability, and functionality. This is also the best way to help other travelers find their way.

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Michaels, Rachel "How A GPS Makes Traveling So Much Easier." How A GPS Makes Traveling So Much Easier. 7 Oct. 2010. 28 Dec 2014 <>.

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Michaels, R (2010, October 7). How A GPS Makes Traveling So Much Easier. Retrieved December 28, 2014, from

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Michaels, Rachel "How A GPS Makes Traveling So Much Easier"

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