You can avoid many road trip pitfalls by researching your route in advance. Know how long it will take to reach your destination. Don’t forget to factor in construction, detours, pit stops and activities along the way. Use both a GPS and a map to double check directions and ensure that route information is always available.
Global positioning systems (GPS) provide real-time route information that can save you time. Printed guides and maps are accessible in all conditions and are helpful for planning stops and stays, and letting loved ones know your route in advance. When possible, double-check your GPS information with a printed map to ensure accuracy and safety.