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A Smarter Way to Hit the Road with Microsoft Streets & Trips

April 24, 2013 by · 3 Comments 


Technology continues to make road trips better. USB power adapters for all our gadgets, thermoelectric coolers for food and beverages and affordable cameras that can withstand being dropped in the parking lot or dunked in the pool are helping keep travelers comfortable and connected.

StreetsTrips2013_EN_3DLStreets & Trips 2013 makes it easy to create inspired, customized travel plans with your computer.But there’s one technology that helps travelers plan a great trip even before putting the pedal to the metal: the map and travel planning software from Microsoft, Streets & Trips.

Cover all your bases

Microsoft Streets & Trips 2013 is designed for planning the perfect road trip from start to finish. The 2013 edition features an updated user interface designed for easy viewing, adds 150,000 more miles of roads in North America, and includes more than 2.5 million points of interest with online ratings and reviews for restaurants and other businesses.

Streets Trips 2013 Route Directions

Routes, directions and stops are just the start of planning a great road trip.

Customize your routes and stops

Whether traveling by RV, motorcycle or sedan, adventurers might choose to customize their trips by planning to avoid main highways, visit the most national parks, or travel by ferry. Build a trip around a theme or inspiration such as historical sites or important locations in family history. Generate maps and directions, customize start and stop times, set driving speeds and view the quickest routes with one-click trip optimization — all without an Internet connection.

Flexibility is built in. Streets & Trips 2013 users find it useful to add notes for planned stops, reservation details, phone numbers, and more. Also available are free collections of special points of interest such as low clearances, big-rig-friendly fuel stations, Walmart stores, or the best barbecue stops. Streets & Trips 2013 helps plug all this and more into the itinerary, but still lets travelers change plans on the go and reroute for an impromptu excursion, even without an Internet connection.

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Whether it’s an epic vacation or just an ambitious day trip, Streets & Trips 2013 makes planning easy and fun.

Streets & Trips 2013 sells for $39.95 estimated retail price. To make sure it’s right for you, Microsoft offers a free 14-day test drive, including all the features and tools that come with the full version of Streets & Trips. For more information, visit




3 Responses to “A Smarter Way to Hit the Road with Microsoft Streets & Trips”
  1. George Lyche says:

    Streets and Trips is without doubt the best trip planner out there. You can modify your route on the fly, calculate distance and time, and use it with the GPS dongle and it becomes a very advanced GPS unit. If you use it on your lap top you have one of the biggest, most easily read GPS screens available. And you can update road construction before every trip. A 'MUST HAVE'.

  2. I cant say is the best only because I haven't used any others but ive been using it since 2001 and really like it.

  3. Eren Harris says:

    I have used other mapping software and I like Streets and Trips the best. I use it at home on the computer nearly every day. I use a Garmin in the car – it's easier than hooking up the laptop – but I would love to have a Garmin-style (portable) GPS that used Streets and Trips.

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