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Traveling with mobile technology

Is having a cell phone enough for traveling the byways of Nevada?

The short answer is most likely not. Although with current smartphone technology you mostly have access to maps, directions and even traffic information. This system will only work of course if you're able to save your route on your phone (in case that you lose your data signal).

GPS navigational systems works well, the maps are preloaded and can be updated, and even some vechiles thankfully have NAV-GPS systems installed. You may purchase a portable GPS unit without too much fuss. Just be aware that dense forests, deep valleys and for that matter dense cities scapes can interfere with GPS signals. In anycase 'old' tech, yup paper maps are still available.

Lets chat about CB Radios. Yes they're still in use today and most professional drivers of trucks and tour buses rely on them. Why? Its a great way to communiticate short distances. It's relatively inexpensive and has saved numberous lives when there's no cell service available. Pick one up that has a magentic mount antenna and your ready to roll.

If you have what it takes get a HAM licence which opens up so much more communication poetental, using repeaters it's amazing the distance it can cover.

Of course there is the SAT phone option, prices have recently dropped, just as GPS though you'll need a clear view of the sky to get your signal out.

Traveling the Nevada byways is a wonderful experience, we wish you safe travels.

Nevada State Rest Area List

Complete Nevada Rest Area List with amenities, maps, directions, and weather

Nevada Interstate Highways

Interstate 15 Rest Area Interstate I-15 Rest Areas (1)

Mesquite (Welcome Station) Rest Area

Interstate 80 Rest Area Interstate I-80 Rest Areas (9)

Wendover (Welcome Station) Rest Area

Wadsworth W/B Rest Area

Cosgrave Rest Area

Button Point Rest Area

Valmy Rest Area

Beowawe W/B Rest Area

Beowawe E/B Rest Area

Trinity Rest Area

Pepquop Rest Area

Nevada State Highways

Nevada State Route NV-140 Rest Areas Nevada State Route NV-140 Rest Area (2)

Thousand Springs Rest Area

Leonard Creek Rest Area

Nevada State Route NV-208 Rest Areas Nevada State Route NV-208 Rest Areas (1)

Wilson Canyon Rest Area

Nevada State Route NV-208 Rest Areas Nevada State Route NV-278 Rest Area (1)

Garden Valley Rest Area

Nevada State Route NV-305 Rest Areas Nevada State Route NV-305 Rest Area (1)

Valley of the Moon Rest Area

Nevada State Route NV-318 Rest Areas Nevada State Route NV-318 Rest Area (1)

Sunnyside Rest Area

Nevada State Route NV-375 / NV-318 Rest Areas Nevada State Route NV-375 Rest Area (1)

Crystal SpringsRest Area

Nevada State Route NV-376 Rest Areas Nevada State Route NV-376 Rest Area (1)

Big Smoky Rest Area

Nevada State Route NV-431 Rest Areas Nevada State Route NV-431 Rest Area (1)

Mt Rose Rest Area

Nevada US Highways

Nevada US Route US-6 Rest Areas Nevada State Route US-6 Rest Area (2)

Blue Jay Rest Area

Saulsbury Wash Rest Area

Nevada US Route US-50 Rest Areas Nevada State Route US-50 Rest Area (2)

Eureka Rest Area

Bean Flat Rest Area

Nevada US Route US-93 Rest Areas Nevada State Route US-93 Rest Area (5)

Boulder City (Welcome Station) Rest Area

Schellbourne Rest Area

Salmon Falls Creek Rest Area

Pony Springs Rest Area

Pahranagat Rest Area

Nevada US Route US-95 Rest Areas Nevada State Route US-95 Rest Area (7)

Southern Nevada (Visitor's Center) Rest Area

Millers Rest Area

Amargosa Rest Area

Hawthorne Rest Area

Log Cabin Rest Area

Luning Rest Area

Orovada Rest Area

Nevada US Route US-395 Rest Areas Nevada State Route US-395 Rest Area (1)

Mountain House Rest Area

Interstate 80
Interstate I-80 Rest Areas

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