Road Trip GPS

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NAVTEQ. All opinions are 100% mine.

When taking a road trip we use our GPS to find our way. It’s helpful to find restrooms, restaurants and avoid detours and construction areas. We travel often by car and we take our GPS just like we take our luggage, snacks and credit cards.

Many of our road trips are toward a destination, but sometimes we like to stop along the way and see some new sights. Our GPS helps with that also. But a GPS is only as good as its maps. If you are using outdated maps then you’ll miss out on new roads that can make your travel shorter, new rest stops, new restaurants. You need to buy map updates to stay informed of new construction and detours and avoid traffic.

A few months ago we drove to Disney World and didn’t know that there was a detour on State Road 50. We saw the message that our GPS needed to be updated a few times, but ignored it. Yes, we can be stubborn. Now we realize how important it is to buy map updates. It would have saved us a lot of time if we had. So even on roads that you travel often, it’s important to know what is going on with the road conditions.

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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  1. Ha! I could get lost finding my way out of a paper bag! I’ve been using my iPhone’s map to help me navigate, but it gets a little dicey trying to read the thing while driving. I was thinking about getting a GPS system…but if I have to buy updated maps, nevermind. Maybe I should just find something that holds my iPhone up where I can see it.



  1. […] Use a GPS – Getting lost is one of the most annoying parts of driving. It’s at least 10 times worse when you’ve been in the car for days on end. The heck with maps, because the person reading the directions to the driver will be the brunt of the anger. (Trust me.) Use an app with voice or a regular car GPS. […]