• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 30 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered 24 hours a day!
  • TUG started 30 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Read about our 30th anniversary: Happy 30th Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Free memberships for every 50 subscribers!

    Visit TUG on Youtube!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $21,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $21 Million dollars
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free!

    60,000+ subscribing owners! A weekly recap of the best Timeshare resort reviews and the most popular topics discussed by owners!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    All T-shirt options here!
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Downloadable Road Atlas

Lucky Larry

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2005
Messages
114
Reaction score
0
Points
226
Location
Baltimore
We'd like to have a road atlas on our laptop that we can pull up when traveling that shows much more of the road detail than does a AAA paper map or a Rand McNallay Road Atlas book one can buy. We use a GPS for driving but we like to know where we're going and what alternatives there are. We also do not have internet connectable phones or laptop unless we have wifi a a stop.

Any suggestions.
 

Passepartout

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2007
Messages
28,400
Reaction score
17,110
Points
1,299
Location
Twin Falls, Eye-Duh-Hoe
If you have an iPad or other tablet, you can load map portions, for instance the route you will be following (it's outlined in blue) and many miles radius. Refresh it with new sections whenever you get wi-fi. I do this when I'm traveling to an unfamiliar city. Basically center the map on either the airport or wherever I'm staying. Then you can toggle between 'map view' or 'satellite view', and scale it (zoom in or out) just by pinching or spreading your fingers on the screen. If you get a tablet or iPad with 3G, it will update constantly.

This app comes standard. There may be other mapping apps available.

If you are using a laptop, you could get something like Microsoft's Streets and Trips. It has a GPS antenna and is pretty much self contained. Here's a review: http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/2380-review-microsoft-streets-trips

Happy travels

Jim Ricks
 

nalismom

TUG Member
Joined
Oct 18, 2009
Messages
190
Reaction score
7
Points
228
Location
TX
We recently traveled to Spain and had a car to visit different regions. I have an IPad with wifi but like you would have no Internet connection while on the road. I downloaded an APP called 'citymaps2go' and was able to choose the maps I needed and downloaded them. Very useful since I could zoom in and also search landmarks, hotels, restaurants, etc. I highly recommend it.
 

mrpickle

TUG Member
Joined
Sep 21, 2010
Messages
48
Reaction score
0
Points
216
Location
St.Catharines Ontario Canada
Top