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Garmin GPS Navigator for Travel

Updated on July 10, 2014

Gamin GPS


Gamin is the Best GPS Navigator

Gamin GPS is the best vehicle navigation unit out on the market. When keeping the map software within it updated, you have unlimited lifetime maps of the US to access. Traveling is less stressful. No need to stop at a gas station to find out where you made the wrong turn. Of course that is after arguing for so sometime with your spouse to stop and ask for directions. Yes, the stereotype that men do not like to ask for directions is true.

Mount the GPS on your dashboard. Add your address of where you are and your destination. Your Gamin GPS will do the rest of the work.

The maps on this GPS navigator are large and clear. An automated voice will let you know when you are getting close to the different turns and exits that are part of your journey. If for some reason you happen to pass up your cutoff, the Gamin GPS Navigator will give out clear instruction on how to get back on track.

Garmin nüvi 52LM 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps (US)


The King of GPS

Garmin nuvi 52LM 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps (US) on Amazon is the king of GPS maps.

The Garmin nuvi 52LM 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS has a large 5" screen that is easy to read. Easy to calculate the time it takes from one point of travel to the other. We LOVE our Garmin 5 Inch Portable Navigator. We can't see traveling on a trip without it.

Going on a trip without a Gamin GPS is like trying to read one of those fold out maps (the middle age and the elderly know what these are). When unfolding a map all the way out, it gets awkward because they are so big and you are sitting in this small confined space. Not to mention the fact that not everyone knows how to read a map.

The truth is I use to be a very good navigator with the fold out map. These maps won't let you know about construction and detours. And as I have aged, my navigation skills aren't like they use to be. Travel software and Google Maps became the next step to mapping out the travel vacation. But even with that, not everything works out the way it should be according to the printouts.

We received our Garmin 5 Inch Portable Navigator for Christmas a few years ago. It has made our traveling experience so much easier, less stress and no arguing (at least about where we are). Our daughter has used this more then us, but when we go on a trip together it sure beats using a fold out map and printed out directions.

Garmin GPS Varieties

Find these with the link above near the top of the page.
Find these with the link above near the top of the page. | Source

Never get lost with this best rated GPS

No matter what type of traveling you happen to be doing, Garmin has a GPS just for you. Navigate your way on the road when driving a car or truck. There is a GPS made just for motorcycles and bikes. Navigate your way when boating, a wonderful electronic device when hiking and hunting. The GPS is even built in to watches. Never have an excuse that you had gotten lost.

There are some GPS systems with Built-in Bluetooth too.

The photo above is just a small amount of the hundreds available on Amazon. The link to all of these is found near the top of this page.

Garmin HUD works with a Smartphone

Keep your eyes on the road with this cool led device

Smartphones are so smart these days that they do have a built-in GPS. The HUD offered by Garmin works as a projection screen from you phone that makes it easier to see the map without taking your eyes off the road.

Very cool, don't you think?

GPS or Paper Map

When traveling, do you prefer to have a GPS or the paper map?

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Do you have a GPS?

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    • Sandyspider profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      3 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      ChitrangadaSharan I don't know what I would do without mine.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very useful and informative hub! I just love the GPS navigator for travel. It has really simplified travelling and it fun.

      Thanks for sharing this helpful hub, voted up and pinned!

    • Sandyspider profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      4 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      We did have a few problems keeping it attached to the dashboard. Other than that it has saved us from a lot of arguing. You made me laugh at the female voice and your wife part.

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      Ronald E Franklin 

      4 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      I recently purchased a Garmin GPS for my wife to use during a trip across the state. It worked great, and she was very satisfied - except for one thing: we've never been able to figure out how to keep the think attached to the dashboard. The suction device at its base just doesn't do the job. BTW, my wife has accepted the GPS, which has a female voice, as a person, and talks about what "she" said at each intersection.

    • Sandyspider profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      4 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Pawpawwrites Our Garmin has save us from a lot of arguing.

    • Sandyspider profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      4 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      junecampbell We had gotten our first GPS a few years ago and gave it to our daughter. Then last Christmas bought one for us.

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      4 years ago from Kansas

      I love my Garmin. Took an 800 mile trip, to a city I hadn't been to before, and it made it so much easier.

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      June Campbell 

      4 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I bought my first GPŚ a couple of months ago. I am innocent with it, I don't know how I managed without one.

    • Sandyspider profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      4 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      viryabo But even with the road maps wouldn't your eyes be elsewhere? The one thing with GPS navigators is that they talk to you.

      I have to hand it to HubPages this time. Hopefully I can get this plagiarizer taken care of.

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      4 years ago

      I remember decades ago! To think that we used to lug along with us tattered books of road maps, stuck in our glove compartments. Technology has really taken us places. Problem is sometimes it's so hard to keep my eyes on the road with the GPS!

      PS: Once again, Kudos to HubPages.

    • Sandyspider profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      4 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      GoCaliforniaChrome Everyone should have one. Makes traveling so much easier.

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      4 years ago

      I think I might need one of these in my life!

    • Sandyspider profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      4 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Lady Guinevere I find that mapquest at times can be wrong at times.

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      Debra Allen 

      4 years ago from West By God

      We have a GPS but it needs an upgrade. Ha! That is how often we travel. I used mapquest most of the time anyway.


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