Technology has revolutionized travel over the last couple of years. You must take a look at the Internet to discover the ways you’ve altered the way you booked hotels or chose which destination to take on your next getaway weekend. A variety of travel options are available on the internet, and you can make your whole trip reservations by a simple click of the mouse.
For geeks who love technology the next frontier is GPS travel. Already, you have heard concerning GPS users who connect via the Internet and then play games of finding specific places using the latitude or longitude. This time, we present GPS travel.
It is the idea to design your own itinerary making use of the GPS device to locate specific locations of interest, as well as precise locations. Instead of spending $40 for a narration-based bus tour of the most famous spots it is now possible to purchase an GPS for just $100 and become your tour guide yourself. It’s also possible that your GPS can be reused, so the financial equation will look more appealing after having done a self-guided tour a couple of times.
To begin the first GPS excursion, I picked Los Angeles and, for subject of discussion it was The Beach Boys. For those who are who are old enough to remember the Beatles and the Beach Boys, you’ll be able to recall that prior to the Beatles the airwaves were filled with Beach Boys songs – probably in some way an influence on the population growth of Southern California as pale, cold, teeth-scattering baby boomers looked for “The Warmth of the Sun” and those infamous “California Girls” and guys.
Then, look at the present and you will see that a lot of us consider a trip to Beach Boys’ homeland as something similar to a trip to their Cavern located in Liverpool. It is true that the Beach Boys represent a distinct part of American music and that could be the reason why a large number of people attend Beach Boys concerts even when there’s just one of the original members performing in the band.
But, in this case, we have to add one warning. Certain spouses won’t “get” what you are doing as you embark on your own journey to the home known as The Beach Boys. When I informed my wife that we would be going for L.A. to do a Beach Boys story, she only got”beach” as a word “beach” — hours after, she was considering whether she should go with me on a tour of the slums of Hawthorne.
The tour we took ran through the abandoned and depressed strip malls just north to LAX to the stunning houses in Beverly Hills. All we needed was our trusted Magellan Meridian Gold GPS satellite receiver, as well as a copy “Heroes and Villains,” the ultimate Beach Boys book written years ago by Steven Gaines. Within the text, Gaines is meticulously detailing the winding route through which the Beach Boys took from their beginnings in Hawthorne until the early 1980’s, during which their drummer Dennis Wilson drowned at Marina del Ray. The good news is that Gaines offers a variety of precise addresses that are relevant to Beach Boys history.
First address that we could find is El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard. in Torrance which was where, during June of the year 1961 the students Brian Wilson and Al Jardine first discussed forming this group which would later be known as known as the Beach Boys. A few miles away we passed by Hawthorne High School, 4859 W. El Segundo Boulevard. This is in which they met the Wilson siblings as well as Al Jardine all spent their high school time. Based on the construction style of the past it is likely that the high school is similar to the way it was in the days when they Beach Boys were growing up.
A few miles later, we reached 3701 W. 119th Street in Hawthorne which is in which the Wilson brothers three brothers – Brian, Dennis and Carl were raised under the dictatorial regime that was their father Murray. The neighborhood they grew up in is considered to be a low-income neighborhood however the homes and yards were certainly more appealing in the 1960s. Unfortunately, the area where was the Wilson house was situated is now an open-air lot. Most likely, the area know about the rich musical heritage that was played on the empty expanse of dirt.
Our tour travelled approximately 16 miles further up the I-405 freeway and moved a few years later in the Beach Boys’ history. The year 1964 was when Brian Wilson was living with his girlfriend’s family in spite of the group creating hits for the nation and eventually moving out of the house he shared with his family to located at 7235 Hollywood Boulevard. Like Gaines wrote in his book, the building is huge and secluded as well as Brian became so lonely in the building that and soon got married to his girlfriend Marilyn Rovell.
A couple of kilometers to west, we drove through 9000 Sunset Boulevard where the Beach Boys inaugurated their new offices at the top of 8th. This was the same building as Entertainment Central at the time and had a variety of major entertainment companies and groups having their offices in the building.
Further on Sunset we came across 14400 Sunset Boulevard where, in the spring of 1968 Dennis Wilson arrived home about 1 a.m. the night before to discover his home with all the lights on , and a strange shaggy-haired, hunch-backed man waiting on the drive. Dennis’s first encounter with his family, the Charles Manson family, who continued to reside in the house and eat off of Dennis till the Beach Boy could not go back to his home. The house today is just partially there due to the destruction of a fire or deliberate destruction, just a few frames and a huge fireplace are left. Contractors are working on the construction of a new home, however the house itself is still an open-air park and it’s simple to imagine what the night was as it was for Dennis Wilson.
Close by is near is 910 Greentree which is which is where Brian Wilson lived in the 1980s when he was examined by a psychiatrist due to his well-known mental health problems. The home is private and the tiny lot is surrounded by the look of a mature garden which one could imagine was present during Wilson’s time. Wilson period.
As we drove back to home, we walked around the 2600 Benedict Canyon Road, where Dennis Wilson’s best years, he was living to with his spouse and 2 children. It’s an unlocked driveway, and there was a security guard waiting for his car near the entrance. We concluded that it could belongs to someone more modern – maybe somebody of Linkin Park or The Foo Fighters.
As per the majority of people, The Thomas Guide used to be the top of the line in navigation for cars, however GPS and digital mapping have taken a leap forward. These navigation systems allow you to navigate from point A to point B using audio-guided driving directions along with color maps, places that are worth a visit, more. They were originally an odd tech toy designed for the early adopters and gadget lovers, however, they’ve become more popular and the market is filled with these devices. At Christmas time, GPS devices were the most sought-after electronic gadget in 2007. There were 34 million units sold during 2007.
Picking the GPS device that is the ideal GPS for your needs can be an overwhelming task. There are numerous options there. It is usually a matter of considering the features you’d like in relation to the amount you’re willing spend. The final decision is a personal choice and at times, you’ll have to choose what looks appealing to you. They’ll all perform the task they were made to do: stop your from being lost! A GPS that is the most reliable is very useful however there’s something about buying a shiny gadget that influences my choice.
Don’t purchase the latest GPS device solely because it’s cool to own one, instead, find one you’ll want to enjoy as well as being useful to you. There aren’t any costs for monthly subscriptions or subscriptions that are associated with the use of the GPS device. If you purchase an GPS device, you are able to utilize it for as long as you like and never spend a dime more. Certain GPS models offer additional features such like a Traffic receiver or Bluetooth. The traffic option requires annual subscription. The Bluetooth option is free. Bluetooth lets you pair your Bluetooth compatible phone to you GPS device, which allows you to answer and make calls without hands via the GPS. For Monitoring purpose like Teen GPS Tracking and for GPS for Spouses it is important to install the application and live in more secure world.
Do you require an GPS device? If you’re in search of a aid in traveling through unknown cities or country roads the car GPS is ideal and much more efficient than playing with maps. It can also help avoid disputes with your driver in the back as you attempt to get to the destination you want to reach. With the help of car GPS voice commands to guide you through each turn using audio prompts and maps the days of making mistakes, getting lost, and wasting your precious time (and fuel!) are coming in the end. With the help of GPS that you and your loved ones can take pleasure in your travels or reduce stress on business trips.
GPS devices aren’t just used for travel and business, ….they can be just as useful in everyday life. I am a frequent traveler to various stores throughout the Dallas metro-plex. It is largest of metro-plexes around the globe. I type in the addresses of each of my stores, along with friends in towns and parks, restaurants as well as other businesses and so on. No matter where I go I am, it’s great to know I’ll always be able to return home simply by pressing an address.
Car GPS devices already come with high-quality road maps that are preloaded in the unit. Compare features such as the dimensions that the GPS screen as well as whether you need Bluetooth or traffic notifications and how the unit appears like. Once you’ve selected the ideal GPS for your needs it is time to research GPS software.
With sales of GPS devices reaching a tipping point with over 30% market penetration, a growing segment of the population is seeking additional software/personalization to their GPS devices. The available options of GPS voice-based products available on the market are limited, but there’s a new GPS software application available with the following features simple to use and install, ability to customize the device you own, meets the GPS users’ desire to upgrade, and is compatible with personal devices. The current process of buying and utilize similar products, it is a massively difficult task for the typical user.
GPS navigation voice The force is powerful in this case! Everywhere you go, somebody will be telling you where to go – your boss, mother spouse, children, or your spouse. These days more drivers are instructed where to go through their mobile GPS devices. While the appeal of the generic from-the-factory GPS voice fades away it is possible for the electronic navigator to be upgraded to one with a GPS voice that has a little more character, such as Yoda’s voice for example.
One site provides a wide range of options for mobile navigation devices. Downloads of different people and women with different countries and cultures are available. You can listen to an audio sample before making a decision. (Choices are based on the country of the source.) Downloadable options include a grandmotherly-sounding voice, or one billed as “The Don.” According to the website: “He’s about to make you an offer you can’t refuse and take you for a ride.” It’s all right, then. Or, The Don or Granny could be yours at a cost or the voice of an New York cabbie. However, I’m still not certain about this one. It doesn’t seem like that he’s originally from New York to me.