Have you ever planned a trip without knowing how to get where you were going?
In the mid-1980’s, my wife and I (okay, it was me) decided to vacation in the Ozarks. We lived in Chicago, and there were plenty of places within a few hours’ drive that we’d never been to before, but for some reason (me again) it didn’t seem like a vacation if the trip did not involve a 500-mile car ride. Back then, vacation planning was easy, courtesy of the local AAA office. All you needed was a TripTik® – a multi-page, spiral-bound series of map pages with your route marked in pink highlighter. Sightseeing tips along the route were included. Smartphone apps and GPS have modernized this, and that’s a good thing.