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Use a GPS Device—or Two

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A GPS
device is a useful road trip tool (and not
just because getting lost is a waste of gas), but not all of them are created
equal. Look for one that can calculate the shortest route between two points,
and be sure the device can tell you if the route includes an unpleasant dirt
road. While the rugged, waterproof Magellan eXplorist 710 GPS, one of T+L's
Best Travel
Gadgets
in 2011, keeps hikers
and bikers on track with topographical U.S. maps, it's also ideal for drivers
with road and city maps that span the globe. And did you ever consider using
two GPS devices? They can give
you vastly different routes, especially if you're not the type to stick to the
highway.

Gas-Saving Road Trip Tips

Use a GPS Device—or Two

A GPS
device is a useful road trip tool (and not
just because getting lost is a waste of gas), but not all of them are created
equal. Look for one that can calculate the shortest route between two points,
and be sure the device can tell you if the route includes an unpleasant dirt
road. While the rugged, waterproof Magellan eXplorist 710 GPS, one of T+L's
Best Travel
Gadgets
in 2011, keeps hikers
and bikers on track with topographical U.S. maps, it's also ideal for drivers
with road and city maps that span the globe. And did you ever consider using
two GPS devices? They can give
you vastly different routes, especially if you're not the type to stick to the
highway.

Michael Ventura / Alamy

Gas-Saving Road Trip Tips

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