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First, let me say that I do not have a GPS in my car. That doesn't stop me from finding my way around but I do come up short sometimes in finding a gas station or a much needed bite to eat - especially on long driving trips. So, this edition of the BERGIN BOOK REPORT is all about two unique books, Exit Now and Next Exit.
Exit Now is the "Official Exit Directory of the Good Sam Club". The Good Sam Club is "the World's Largest RV Owners Community" and ExitNow very much reflects the special issues faced by RV drivers or drivers pulling a camper or even a moving van - like a large area in which to turn around or even pull over.
Other issues addressed by the book are regular gas stations with diesel fuel, RV friendly locations, pet friendly locations, local festivals and low clearances.
In fact, there is a special section in the back that details low clearances state by state.
Exit Now is spiral bound which makes it easy to use in a car and it starts with I-4 eastbound from Tampa to Dayton and ends with the I-710 by-pass around Los Angeles. Laid out like an atlas, the book moves smoothly from state to state and interstate to interstate.
I picked up some good reviews on Amazon for Exit Now but there were also one or two that pointed out some deficiencies so check for yourself.
the Next EXIT is very similar in strategy and layout but also had some mixed reviews. (Although have you ever read a book that everyone agreed on?). You click here to see a sample page.
You can of course download similar information on your computer or Blackberry or IPhone but what I like about having this kind of book is that almost anyone can use it and you can see more than one or two exits at a glance. The down side of course is that they are books which means, for instance,, that some closings of state run rest stops may not be included.
Still, if you have a client who is making a move across country or even from one adjoining state to another, this is a terrific resource to make the drive easier. And what about vacations, trips to college, visiting children and grandchildren? I know I'm putting one in our car - what about you?
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