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Why waste money on travel road maps when you can get them for free?
Free map tip #1: If you’re a member of AAA, you can pick up printed maps gratis from your local AAA office or download them from AAA’s online Map Gallery for just about any spot on Earth. The AAA website also has a cool tool called “TripTik” that lets you plot your own routes and add specific destinations to your custom-made maps.
Free map tip #2: You can also download free road maps from the websites of many national tourism boards. For example, if you’re headed for Greece, free downloadable maps await at the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO). There are maps for various parts of mainland Greece, many islands, and even hiking paths. Most of these maps are not as easy to read as the ones AAA offers, but come on! They’re free!