We used the planner in summer 2ooo to plan our first U.S. holiday.We had a rough idea of the area that we wanted to see - the north -west coast and with great excitement we sat round our pc and ran the National Geographic Trip Planner. The information and the graphics were just unbelievable! we were able to plan the entire trip - 3 weeks seeing 5 states and covering 3000 miles(starting and finishing in Washington state),all from our from our own lounge in Luton England.The programme was easy to follow and enabled us to plan our route by motor home travelling from one campsite to another allowing enough time to see some of splendors of the U.S.A.. We just grew in confidence I guess it had something to do with the fact that we just knew that the information National Geographic provided was accurate and reliable.We took the programme with us on the trip using our laptop and were able to map our progress and plan any detours that took our fancy.The information from the planner was so accurate that we felt we could'nt have done any better even if we had been seasonned travellers in the U.S.A.. I took one wrong turning,a block or so out of our way, after all it was our last day and we'd had an early start.We can't thank National Geogaphic enough for making our holiday such a memorable experience. Incidently we are planning a trip to Austalia this year - any chance of Natioanal Geogaphic doing a planner for Australia?. Many many thanks, John and Betty Sentinella , Revd Clive Raybould and Jenny Holiday.