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Every year my husband travels for work. He usually travels to areas that are realativily close to our home in Cleveland Ohio. This year his boss sent him to a conference that was in Salt Lake City Utah. Since his boss is not one to spend much money my husband was forced to take a company care and drive the thousand mile trip to Utah on his own. I knew that driving over a thousand miles was far to much for one person to drive on their own so I tagged along to help reduce the amount of hours at the wheel.
The night before we left we stopped at my parents house to drop off our dog so they could watch her while we were gone. I went to use my fathers computer to print out directions. MSN was his home page so I just printed out driections using MSN Maps. I knew that Salt Lake City was far away but when MSN maps said that it was 1744 miles away i knew that we were in for a long ride.
The next morning when we got in the car to leave I looked down at the directions and noticed that MSN maps told me that the route we were going to be taking had tolls. Thank God it told us that. We were never ones to carry cash, I always thought that I would lose it. MSN Maps was helpful enough that we were able to stop and take out cash so that we would not be stuck in a predicament a thousand miles away from home. iawlays wondered what they did to people that did not have cash.
Anyway we started out on our 29 hour journey to a conference in a city neither one of us had ever been too. MSN Maps gave us perfect locations to stop and grab food as well as stay for hotels. The trip to Salt Lake City was beautiful. I loved the changes of scenery as we traveled across the country. Each state we hit was a new one to me and I was trilled to take pictures of the most useless things. Everything from cows and rolling hills, to mountains, and skyscrapers. I was taking pictures like it was my job. All of these beautiful places were new to me and i couldn’t wait to get home and share all of these memories with everyone.
We somehow got lucky and had 80 degrees and sunny pretty much the whole way to Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City was proabably the largest city that I have ever seen. Yet, it was proabably one of the nicests ones too. While my husband was in his conference I spent all day sight seeing in the city stopping at every local bakery and ice cream shoppe I could find. We even found some great places to eat dinner at when my husband finished his conference.
Salt Lake City was so amazing and it is definitely a city that I will visit again, but next time I have to say I will fly. That 1744 mile trip was a killer!
Every year my husband travels for work. He usually travels to areas that are realativily close to our home in Cleveland Ohio. This year his boss sent him to a conference that was in Salt Lake City Utah. Since his boss is not one to spend much money my husband was forced to take a … Read More
Out of all the map providing websites out there MapQuest®® is one of the oldest and most trusted names out there, just type www.mapquest.com into your address bar and you are on your way. Navigating this site is no problem since it is easily one of the most simple websites I have ever come across, … Read More
If finding the bearing is hard in regions we know, what happens when we are out of our comfort zone? For instance, when going out of town. MapQuest driving direction promises to be an equally helpful partner in such situations. This map service has been around 15 years and counting, and judging by the attention … Read More
Map quest is a map service that offers online, wireless, mobile and business solutions to users, giving them the power to explore where they would like to go. The service is so accurate that it tells you how to get to your destinations, and suggests what you might love to do on your way or … Read More
MapQuest.com recently announced that they have added over 11,000 traffic cameras to their popular mapping service. According to MapQuest, they now show live traffic conditions in their maps, if a camera is available on your route. In a never-ending push to increase the user experience, Map sites such as Google Maps,Yahoo Maps, And Bing maps … Read More
It was a tough decision to leave my friends behind in Charleston, SC but the desire to hit the road and see the rest of America is a strong force. Preparation is essential for a trip like I had planned. Though I have a decent GPS system on my cell phone, reception can be poor … Read More
Traveling these days can be a pain. Whether it is arranging your work schedule or convincing your family members to accept the idea, organizing a trip can really become a difficult task. Even though Yahoo maps is there to help us, if you are to drive to the destination, that can also be quite a … Read More
MapQuest®® classic is a great new tool that lets anyone save a map on a place that was visited and then share it with friends either on Facebook or any other social platform. It enables the user to create a personalized map and still share it with friends. This feature has in the recent past … Read More
Google Earth is one of the most innovative applications in internet industry. Available in 44 languages, Google Earth is used by millions of people on a daily basis to seek for directions, places or business locations at a resolution of approximately 15 m per pixel. Featuring a 3d environment, Google Earth is a virtual tour … Read More
This past winter my best friend and I decided to take a road trip from Wisconsin to Denver, Colorado. We are huge skiing enthusiasts and wanted to experience the powder white snow that can only be found in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Having never gone on a long road trip before my friend and I … Read More