In the last few years, my cel phone has really helped. I've also lost count of how many maps I've printed over the years. Yet it was the recent purchase of a GPS that is really enlightening for me. Even the most remote locations can quickly be found. I did some searching and went with the Garmin nuvi 1490T due to its beautiful screen. I even got lucky and got a smoking deal thanks a Black Friday sale. After using it for a couple of weeks, I love it. If you can live with a slightly smaller screen, check out the Garmin nuvi 260W as it cost significantly less money. Regardless of which model you choose, you will be thrilled to having someone who directs you right to your destination.