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Matt_Colie

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It is a real shame that both Trips and Streets and Street Atlas died. There is no planning package that compares to these. If you run them on a laptop with a GPS dongle, there is everything important to you right at your finger tips.

It was like having a big road map with a "You are Here!" arrow and two counters telling you how far to the next planned end of day or fuel stop. If you decided to change either, that change would ripple though the whole plan from there on.

I really miss this. I am getting along with a 2015SA, but I am not sure how much longer.

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Matt_Colie wrote:

It is a real shame that both Trips and Streets and Street Atlas died. There is no planning package that compares to these. If you run them on a laptop with a GPS dongle, there is everything important to you right at your finger tips.

It was like having a big road map with a "You are Here!" arrow and two counters telling you how far to the next planned end of day or fuel stop. If you decided to change either, that change would ripple though the whole plan from there on.

I really miss this. I am getting along with a 2015SA, but I am not sure how much longer.

Matt


My Streets & trips 2013 died with a 2011 laptop, a veteran of many thousands of miles getting banged about on the in truck table. Sure do miss that software. It is like having any map anytime, anywhere. No need to be connected like everything today.

I am making do with google maps & the phone but don't like the situation at all. The phone is useless in many mountain areas & sometimes away from the interstates, the routes we like to take.

With S&Ts if you could see the satellite you were in business.


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Veebyes wrote:

Matt_Colie wrote:

It is a real shame that both Trips and Streets and Street Atlas died. There is no planning package that compares to these. If you run them on a laptop with a GPS dongle, there is everything important to you right at your finger tips.

It was like having a big road map with a "You are Here!" arrow and two counters telling you how far to the next planned end of day or fuel stop. If you decided to change either, that change would ripple though the whole plan from there on.

I really miss this. I am getting along with a 2015SA, but I am not sure how much longer.

Matt


My Streets & trips 2013 died with a 2011 laptop, a veteran of many thousands of miles getting banged about on the in truck table. Sure do miss that software. It is like having any map anytime, anywhere. No need to be connected like everything today.

I am making do with google maps & the phone but don't like the situation at all. The phone is useless in many mountain areas & sometimes away from the interstates, the routes we like to take.

With S&Ts if you could see the satellite you were in business.


Available as a free download from cnet

https://download.cnet.com/Microsoft-Streets-and-Trips/3000-20426_4-53961.html


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Also available from Microsoft website

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20056

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Whitemountainhiker,

Yes, one can down load a copy of Strips and Treats, but if you read it, you will find that it is a 2010 copy last published in 2013. I suspect that the charts will be a little out of date.

My 2015 Street Alas is only a few years better. It wasn't all that good when it was new in 2015. One place we were planning to have a day's drive around and were pleasantly surprised by an uncharted bridge. Then later that same year we were mis-directed to a bridge that had be torn out two years before.

There is no replacement for these planning and navigation packages, that is all there is to it. When I can really get universal internet coverage with no dead places, then I might accept a web-locked thing.

Matt

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wtmtnhiker wrote:

Posted on another forum also want to get thoughts here. I planned a trip out to Yellowstone from New Hampshire and going to take about six weeks to get out and back. I felt that I needed to secure reservations for the entire trip because of the increased popularity of RVing and campgrounds being mostly if not totally filled most nights and especially on weekends in the more popular areas. This is so contrary to the way I used to travel pre pandemic when I wouldn't plan more than a couple of days out. One of the problems with this sort of travel is that if I find an area that I really like and want to spend an extra day or two I can't because of the ripple effects of all the reservations I have going forward. Even worse would be if I had a mechanical issue and got delayed a day or two then every reservation would need to be canceled or rescheduled and I'd probably be out of luck with some of them if not most. Wondering how others have handled this and curious how many of you have run into these sort of issues or have you not changed the way you do things since the pandemic hit? Love to get your thoughts. Thanks for reading.


We plot our trip route using Garmin Basecamp so that we can upload trip segments directly into our Garmin. By early afternoon we have a good idea how far we want to drive. We'll use Google Maps or Orbitz to find a hotel/motel near the day's projected destination and then make a reservation. This has worked well for us.


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