With a long journey ahead and a car full of eager (and often bored) children, the last thing that any family needs is for arguments to erupt about which direction to take or, worse still, which direction they should have taken as they find themselves hopelessly lost. With GPS and satellite navigation (sat nav) on board, however, you can say goodbye to family feuds and really enjoy a hassle-free family driving vacation.
Of course, nowadays, many new cars come with GPS and sat nav devices already installed in the vehicle, but if yours happens to be an older model, you may not have this luxury. For a relatively low cost, however, you can buy your own system to install in your car or, if you own a smartphone such as Apple’s iPhone or a Droid, you can use this to guide you.
Of course, the main purpose of GPS and sat nav systems is to get you quickly and easily to your destination, but most of the systems on sale today also provide you with the functionality to find out where the nearest facilities are, and again, this can save all those unnecessary squabbles about why you didn’t bother to fill up at the last gas station as you grind to a halt in the middle of nowhere, or the endless whining from the children about how much longer they are going to have to wait before you stop for something to eat.