OTHER PREPARATIONS FOR GETTING
(ALL THE SUPPORT ITEMS YOU MAY NEED FOR YOUR TRIP)
Despite the obvious advantages that GPS offers in giving driving
directions, having a map is cheap insurance as a backup.
Maps are also a helpful reference to travelers when multiple stops are to be made, especially when traveling by
See also: 4| GPS Maps Directions
What do you need maps for?
Train Travel - Although you can pick up city
maps in the hotels in which you are staying, maps of the country are helpful for train travel,
especially when train changes or layovers are necessary. Also, it is nice to know what regions you are looking
at from your train window!
Backup for GPS - If you rent a car, they are
obviously indispensable even if you have a GPS: what if your GPS device ran out of charge and you forgot your
car charger or what if you questioned what route your GPS may be taking you?
Maps / Road Atlases
Maps & Road Atlases
- by Popularity
U.S. Forest Service: Forest Maps &
nationalatlas.gov: for a
variety of different types of maps of the U.S. including the new "geologic" map
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