Not everyone can take part in the kinds of adventures seen in the glossy spreads of National Geographic.
As a matter of fact, most of us do our "great outdoors-ing" pretty close to home. For us, there's Weekend Explorer 3D, Natty Geo's PC- and Mac-compatible map series that plots vacations in two and three dimensions. Choose a hiking or biking route, check the altitude gain and "fly" over it. Transfer the route's waypoints to a GPS device. Or print maps on any kind of paper - even waterproof.
A map update feature alerts users to new maps or roads in the area and provides a free download.
Choose from 21 regions nationwide (Maryland from the Chesapeake Bay to Deep Creek Lake is included). Each costs $30.
Available at outdoors stores or at www.ngmapstore.com