Digital age is consuming everything that has to do anything with paper. We are moving from managing file drawers to managing online and cloud enabled storage for personal and professional data, we stopped making todo lists on papers and moved to apps, we stopped reading paperbacks and moved to Kindle and iPads. Similarly we don’t use huge paper maps, now we use GPS and Google maps. This all sounds fascinating but, sometimes it’s better to take a step back and check what we might be missing.
I live in north-east region (USA) and since I got my car I was always confused about places to go on weekends or holidays. Trust me you do not want to drive 50 miles to find bunch of trees and a small pond. Of course we can search for destinations online that’s what I do all of the time but, when we search on internet for something we always search for same things; for example, specific cuisine that we like or limited activities that we do or hear friends do. So, if you are tired of searching for places and have been disappointed a few times you might want to take a step back to paperback technology and get a State Guide Book.
State guide book is all the information a traveler or even a resident needs to go around interesting places. They usually come with huge map with lots of POIs (Point/place of Interest) around the state. An online map can give you everything of that but only when you look for it, whereas the guide map might be a little old school but just puts all the information there in front of your eyes. Bottom line, you get more options to consider. These guide books also have advertisements about hotels, motels and attractions with discount coupons. They also have targeted zoomed maps for bigger cities such as New York and Atlantic City. Give it a try and you might find new places to go even around you. Checkout a few links below where you can order state guides for FREE!!!
New Jersey – http://www.visitnj.org/guide-order
Pennsylvania – http://www.visitpa.com/guide-request-email-newsletter
Connecticut – http://www.ctvisit.com/getawayguide
Have a happy and eventful summer 🙂
Please post any links you know for your own state in comments.