There are 1.7 million points of interest in the new version of Microsoft Streets & Trips, which helps travelers organize their trips ahead of time and also get directions while they are on the road.
The “Find Nearby Places” feature allows travelers to search a radius of up to 50 miles to find ATMs, hotels, restaurants, mechanics, pharmacies and more. Voice-prompted directions guide motorists to their destinations, and automatic rerouting gets anyone who misses a turn back on track.
There are two versions of Streets & Trips. If you have a compatible GPS device, you can buy the version with a retail price of about $40 and plug it into your GPS to get spoken turn-by-turn directions. If you don’t have a GPS device, you can buy Streets & Trips with a GPS locator for about $70 and plug it into a laptop for spoken directions.
Microsoft Streets & Trips offers ways to calculate your mileage, travel time and fuel expenses in advance so you will know when you will arrive and how much the trip will cost. You also can obtain access to road construction updates. For information, visit www.microsoft.com/streets.