Add pleasure to vacations with these travel aids

September 28, 2007



Radio Shack, Valley Mall or Long Meadow Shopping Center, Hagerstown

Magellan's newest GPS device, the Maestro 4040, might become your most treasured travel companion. This compact, portable unit is sleek and uncluttered, the menus perfectly simple, and the maps are easy to read. Touch the screen and get turn-by-turn voice guidance to anywhere in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, or select from 4.5 million preprogrammed points of interest. Live traffic reports and hands-free cell-phone calling technology makes driving more pleasurable. As though it were created for vacationers, the Maestro 4040 includes AAA's travel information, roadside assistance, lodging guide and restaurant reviews. Get a crash course on operating a new Maestro 4040 at Radio Shack.



Keystone RV Center, Exit 1 off I-81, Greencastle, PA

Life on the open road has never been more comfortable and stylish than with Foretravel's line of luxury motor coaches. The new Phenix Motorcoach, Foretravel's first 45-foot model, will impress even the most discriminating buyer. Step inside a world where fabrics, tile, colors, and space are at your whim and command, or choose from a variety of floor plans. The customization process ranges from small, personal touches to complete custom coaches. This stylish coach is big on creature comforts and sensible technology, such as the bedroom television monitor that rises by remote control, motorized privacy shades, dual baths with vessel sinks and spacious sitting area with surround sound. Come take a closer look, at Keystone RV Center. Visit on the Web at, or call (800) 232-3279.



CDZ Memories, 241 W. Eighth St., Waynesboro, PA

Are your vacation photos destined to collect dust or never even make it to the photo album? The creative team at CDZ Memories can change all of that, by converting your film, photos, or video into your own unique DVD. Surprise your fellow vacationers with a very special digital scrapbook, adding music, artwork, narration and special effects. Why stop at vacations? Why not weddings, graduations, reunions, sports, or even baby's first year? Memories of important family events digitally preserved and made into lasting family heirlooms for generations to come. Prices are based on complexity of project. Call CDZ Digital Memories for details and directions, at (717) 765-0032, or visit them on the Web at


$6.99 & Up

Toys R' Us, Valley Mall, Hagerstown

Get the kids away from the computer games and into hands-on creativity with Crayola's line of no-mess products, Color Wonder and Color Explosion. Budding artists - and parents who want their kids to remain clean - will be amazed when the colorless inks and paints show up in bold, bright colors on special paper, not on skin or clothing! The mess-free magic continues with new finger-paint colors and markers that create wild, multicolored effects and tropical swirls. For the little princess or pirate, Disney's Princess or Pirates of the Caribbean Color Wonder Activity Sets will keep them happily creating for hours. As for the family on the go, a toddler or tween can color anytime, anywhere with Crayola's handy Travel Totes. To purchase these products and more, stop by Toys R' Us near the Valley Mall in Hagerstown or anywhere Crayola products are sold.


$8 & Up

Samsonite Outlet, Prime Outlets, Hagerstown

How can you maximize suitcase space, simplify packing, and experience wrinkle-free travel? Head over to the Samsonite store at the Prime Outlets in Hagerstown to see Eagle Creek's innovative line of packing folders, cubes, and sacs. The Pack-It Folders are designed to keep shirts, slacks, sweaters, blouses, sport coats and other items wrinkle-free. A folding board is included with easy-to-follow directions. If you can roll 'em, Pack-It Cubes can hold 'em, with mesh sides for visibility and breathability. Organize the small stuff and help keep your toothbrush from wearing SPF sunscreen with the Pack-It Pouches and Sacs. Travel to Prime Outlets, or call the Samsonite store at 301-733-8031.

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