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How a GPS Unit Can Help Your Vacation Go Smoother

Jun 9, 2008
My family and recently took a trip to Florida. We rented a lovely minivan and spent several days visiting family, animal attractions, etc. When we were planning the trip, we realized that we'd have to either print off a bunch of maps to get everywhere we were going, or rent a GPS unit, or buy a GPS unit to help us get around.

After thinking about the pros and cons of each, we decided it'd be best to buy a GPS rather than doing all that printing of maps or spending the money on simply renting a GPS. We figured we'd end up using it on other trips as well, so the cost would be worth it.

We searched around for the best machine and best deal. We ended up buying a Garmin 550c off of eBay. It was a fantastic deal and had a bunch of cool new features that some of the older brands didn't have.

Our new GPS not only got us where we needed to go, but helped us find new places to visit that were close to where we were. It helped us find beautiful beaches, shoe stores, Walmarts, grocery stores, and all kinds of other places.

My sister was also along on that trip and she brought a Magellan GPS that her husband had got for Christmas. That little machine got her in so much trouble by not giving the right directions or not knowing where she was.

So, we learned from the experience that it definitely pays to get a good quality brand. Not only did it save us time and frustration, but it also saved us gas money since we weren't taking oodles of wrong turns all the time!

Getting a GPS unit for any of your navigational needs is a fantastic idea. We've really enjoyed ours and highly recommend them to anyone who asks!
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