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THERE’S GOOD NEWS about your vaca- card gets full, download the photos into the
tion this summer: It doesn’t have to be your PC (and even e-mail them to friends back
father’s road trip. home). Ditto with your video clips. And you
Move over, tattered map and camp-song can view the photos and video on the note-music book. Some smart gadgets can help book in your motel room.
you travel in style—and capture every key Also, a notebook is handy in spots that
moment along the way. Here’s a list of five offer a wireless connection to the Internet. You
essentials, all available at Costco, for the can do on-the-fly research on destinations,
modern road trip. get weather reports, check fishing conditions
The Garmin nüvi
350 is a virtual travel assistant
about the size of a deck of playing cards.
GPS system. These handy devices are and so on. (Find Media Center notebooks modern favorite for young travelers. (Find
loaded with detailed road maps and can lead from a variety of manufacturers in the ware- the Toshiba SD-KP19, with an 8-inch screen,
you directly to your destination. No more houses and at costco.com). two headphones, a car adapter and a handy
arguing about finding a gas station for direc- Satellite radio. These new-generation carrying case, in the warehouses).
tions. (Find the Magellan RoadMate 360 in radios offer not only clear signals but tons of A camcorder. The latest camcorders
warehouses and the Garmin nüvi 350 GPS programming choices. Long trips are much come withnew, easy-to-use storage: either an
system at costco.com). more pleasant with radio access to music, internal hard drive or a DVD. Both make
Notebook PC. Use a laptop with a news and sports channels. (Costco features transferring video a snap. (Find the JVC
Microsoft Windows Media Center operating radios for both Sirius and XM satellite radio Everio with a 30 GB internal hard drive in the
system as the nerve center for your music, services in the warehouses and at costco.com.) warehouses and the Panasonic DVD Palm-photos and video. If your camera’s memory Portable DVD player. This has become a corder at costco.com). —Tim Talevich