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Our Toronto visit

Our Toronto phone is taken from north Toronto of views down town. Toronto is the cosmopolitan capital of Ontario and is a clean, safe city with a wonderful network of parks, recreational, and cultural facilities. And is the only city in north America to keep its streetcars. Toronto is one of Canada’s best-kept secrets and a great place to rent serviced apartment accommodation for a holiday or business project.

You will find a superb range of shopping downtown. Several huge malls and the extensive underground PATH system. For a stunning view of the city climb the CN Tower. And a visit to the recently improved Toronto Harbour Front overlooking Lake Ontario is recommended – Queens Quay with its lakeside promenades has a wide range of year round activities.

Before leaving Toronto try some of the best street food in Canada including Carousel’s Peameal bacon sandwich in the historical St. Lawrence Food Market. The farmers market across the street is also a must-see. For a great day out, take a drive from your apartment and experience one of the real wonders of world at Niagra Falls. Alternatively, use the Go Train and bus service, which operate a frequent schedule.

#holiday rentals

Whistler Vacation Rentals

Owner Direct has hundred’s of Whistler vacation rentals available for resort visitors to rent. Located in the coastal mountains of British Columbia, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is a 132-km or 2-hour spectacular Sea to Sky Highway drive north of Vancouver International Airport or a 4.5-hour drive from Seattle. Whistler has a permanent population of over 9,900 plus transient foreign workers. It welcomes over two million people annually with a majority of vacation rental accommodations located in the Whistler Village. Upper Village and Village North. Check out our Whistler map to help you get around the area. Whister Village is where the locals and visitors mingle among the stone walkways and paved, pedestrian-only Village Stroll. Award-winning restaurants, bars, nightclubs, playgrounds, plenty of shopping and coffee shop patios abound. Vacation rentals in the Village offer convenient slope-side access to Blackcomb or Whistler and many offer luxury amenities or a range of affordable options. Rent a condo here and be close to all the action!

The Upper Village is one of the best ski in ski out accommodation areas providing visitors with quick access to the base of Blackcomb chairlift. There is a wide selection of luxury chalet rentals and high-end condo rentals with many amenities located in a variety of complexes. The Upper Village boasts breathtaking mountain views, is home to the weekly Farmer’s Market and is within convenient walking distance for many après ski activities. A short five-minute shuttle bus offers easy access to the Village for shopping, enjoying first-class restaurants or relaxing with warm beverage. It also has convenient access to hiking, golfing and walking trails to Lost Lake.

Village North is also a highly sought after accommodation spot with the vacation rentals boasting many luxury amenities and a central location. It is home to Whistler Olympic Plaza where many concerts and events take place. Village North offers high-end condos and chalet rentals within 200 metres of the ski run trail head. A great ski in ski out option. Accommodations are centered around a marketplace making access to some of the basic necessities quick and easy. It is an easy walk to the main village centre and both gondolas that provide access to over three hundred ski runs. The short stroll to the nightlife, restaurants, and cafes of Whistler Village. Enjoy a warm drink near a cozy fireplace during winter months or a beer on a patio during summer’s weather.

While there are hotels and resorts offering traditional lodging options, many Whistler visitors choose to stay in a vacation rental. Nightly, weekly, or monthly accommodation options in homes, chalets, condos, town homes, or cabins are available and offer full kitchens, spacious living areas and comfortable beds. Condo rentals are the most reasonable choice for couples or small groups with the option to share the amenities of the community without the expense. A vacation rental home, town home, cabin or chalet is the best option for bigger family or groups. There will be enough room for everyone while still being close to skiing, attractions and restaurants. Whistler is a fantastic choice for both solo, buddy, group and family vacations.

Spanning 8,171 acres, Whistler has a lot to boast about, including more than 200 marked runs, 37 lifts, 16 alpine bowls, four glaciers, and a vast and exciting network of more than 100-km trails to explore. It was home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, considered North America’s largest ski resort and is consistently rated as the #1 mountain resort. With over 20 feet of fresh powder each year, six terrain parks, heli-skiing, and backcountry skiing, as well as glaciers to explore, there are so many things to do here for the adventure-seekers!

In the winter, the average daily minimum temperature of -5° C while its coastal proximity gets moderate temperatures throughout the season. The best times to visit Whistler are June through September and December through March with peak skiing conditions falling from December to February. March brings warmer temperatures but still offers good snow. Blackcomb Mountain reopens for glacier skiing while the rest of Whistler acts as a home base for hikers and campers from June to July. Fall season brings in plenty of popular festivals. Temperatures are moderate come April and May, making these months perfect for outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking, golfing, swimming, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Visit Whistler in August to see the best freeriders in the world during the Kokanee Crankworx Festival. Other summer events include Tough Mudder Whistler, the Canadian National BBQ Championships, and Artwalk.

The Whistler Village and Whistler/Blackcomb Resorts are surrounded by some of the most stunning visuals around. With two spectacular mountains, world-class skiing and boarding, four championship golf courses and a wide array of shops and restaurants, there is plenty to keep a visitor busy, all year long. Add to that the spas, hiking and biking trails and the pristine view and you might not want to leave. Try zipline in Whistler and feel like a bird flying high through the lush green forest. Or experience gravity-defying downhill biking at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

A trip to Whistler brings you up close and personal with nature at its best. Enjoy the hiking, sightseeing and backcountry tours to really get a lay for the land. If you come in the spring, you will want to visit the waterfalls around Whistler. Alexander Falls, Brandywine Falls, Nairn Falls and Shannon Falls are the most popular in the area.

Whistler last minute deals on vacation homes will be highlighted in red if available. Start your accommodation search in Whistler now. Just enter your travel dates, number of travelers, and click ‘search’ for a list of properties for rent.

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Guest Reviews ( view all )

” Oct 1 -8 2005 Jan and Scott We could not have selected a better. “

—The Seegie Family, Lincoln, NE

“Dear Jan and Scott Our second family vacation in your home during the Thanksgiving holiday. We enjoyed the comfort of a home where our. “

—Bob and Sandi Wilson

“I give Vacation Villas of South Padre Island an A+. The hibiscus was amazing. Whenever I go on vacation in Texas, I usually rent a va. “

“Great home great place great trip A run on the beach, a dip in the pool, a pedel around town, lunch on the bay, a dig in the book stor. “

—Darcie and Mark Leeder, Oklahoma City

“I loved staying with Vacation Villas of South Padre Island. The beach was amazing in the summer! My family has already booked the nex. “

“Media: Island Breeze Talk ‘Round Town: One-Stop Talk ‘Round Town: One-Stop Vacation Property owner makes finding the perfect va. “

—Island Breeze Publicaton. South Padre Island

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Great Tampa, FL condos, and houses for rent are out there if you just know how to look. If you haven’t checked out the Tampa rental home listings on , you’ve been wasting a lot of time. You can find Tampa condo, townhome and house rentals for 1-3 bedrooms that are just what you’re looking for fast. Don’t waste another minute. Check out .

Find a rental that is right for you. Find homes with the features you need, like few or many bedrooms, or a pet-friendly policy. After you find homes with the things you need, browse Tampa homes for rent and find out which features you want on .

Anyone can show you how to find Tampa houses for rent, but you need more than that. You need to compare rental homes that meet your needs, homes that you really want to live in. Fortunately, you’ve got . The comprehensive listings you’ll find will allow you to compare homes according to the specifications that are important to you, so you can find a great rental home and start living the way you want to live.

Before you choose from the Tampa, FL homes for rent, use to help you find the rental that is right for you. has Tampa houses for rent listings with all sorts of details, photos, rental information and other information you will need to choose the right place.

#renting a house

Top Tips For Successfully Renting Out Your Home

Many people mull over the idea of renting out their homes in a down market. They may want the benefit of extra income to save money or pay down bills, or they may choose this method as a way to wait things out until the economy improves. The motives are plentiful but it’s possible for this plan to become more trouble than it’s worth when appropriate considerations aren’t made. Here are five steps that will get you going in the right direction. (Read Becoming A Landlord: More Trouble Than It’s Worth for reasons why you may not want to rent.)

1. Understand The Responsibility Involved

First, you must determine whether being a landlord is an obligation you can even handle. The benefits of renting are numerous, such as the ability to deter the vandalism that often plagues an empty home, the ease of tax breaks and the ability to generate income that covers the bills and possibly even creates a profit.

However, being a landlord is also one more responsibility you’ll need to fit into your life, and it’s safe to assume that things will sometimes fail to run smoothly. You’ll need to stay on top repairs and maintenance, collect rent, dole out more for your home insurance policy and try to avoid creating a less appealing home for potential buyers by keeping an eye on your tenant’s housekeeping skills. (For another take on renting, check out The Hidden Costs Of Renting The Basement .)

2. Prepare Your Home

In a down market, you won’t be able to get away with renting out the home as is. Tenants are more attentive and choosy in a down market because of the increased availability rental homes, and their expectations are much higher.

Prepare for the new tenant by thoroughly cleaning your home and making sure any appliances are working and are in good condition.

If you’ve decided that you are renting out a room or area within your house, make sure that you can secure that area from the rest of your home.

Once the house has been straightened out, develop a list describing what makes the house appealing. Take note of those commonly desirable features such as a washer and a dryer, air conditioning and garage. Use rental terms to help “sell” the property. According to, words and adjectives that’ll really help you get a renter include: “granite”, “state-of-the-art”, “stainless steel appliances”, “vaulted ceilings”, “maple”, “gourmet”, “corian” and “wood floors.” Be sure to use any and all of the terms that apply to your home. (Learn more in, 11 Mistakes Inexperienced Landlords Make .)

Next, post the advertisement of the home on reputable websites and in local newspapers, as well as in places you commonly frequent, such as your local grocery store or your church.

Also, stay mindful of the time of year during which you plan to rent. Renters generally move in particular seasons; March, April, May, June, July and August are typically been the best times to locate a tenant, according to RentalsOnline. (For more, read 5 Things Every Real Estate Pro Knows .)

3. Hire Professionals

Renting out your home may seem like a simple task, but it’s important to talk with attorneys and other professionals to make sure you are abiding by tax laws and local property rules as a result of the new status.

For instance, the IRS stipulates that all rental income must be reported on your tax return. Sure, you may qualify for tax deductions, but it’s important to know which expenses are deductible. Plus, there are limits on how much you can deduct each year, and the amount you are able to deduct may differ with the rental activity reported on your tax return.

An attorney can also help you navigate the landlord-tenant laws, which vary from state-to-state, and help you understand your community’s rules governing rental properties. You can also seek help drafting the lease, making sure that it follows local laws. Finally, talking with an attorney can help you determine suitable house rules and emergency contacts. (For more, see The Benefits Of Using A Real Estate Attorney .)

4. Set A Competitive Price

Set the cost of the rent by learning what other rental properties are going for in your neighborhood and community. Remember, potential tenants will be scouting around for deals, so set the rent at a competitive price and make sure you highlight all the most valuable aspects of your home.

5. Screen Tenants Carefully

Start looking for a tenant as soon as your property is ready to be shown. Then, choose your tenant very, very carefully. You need to be able to depend on this person not only to pay the rent on time, but also to keep your home in good condition. Also, if the person is someone you may be cohabitating with, learn their habits so you won’t run into any nasty surprises. (Looking to rent? See, Take Advantage Of A Housing Crisis – Rent! to find out how.)

Don’t forget to gather references for potential tenants and check their credit histories. You should also take safety precautions when screening a tenant – after all, this person is a stranger!

Once you’ve found the right tenant, ask for a reasonable security deposit and arrange an appropriate payment schedule.


Renting a home to a potential tenant during an economic slump is beneficial for both parties – but only if homeowners take the time to address and prevent the potential pitfalls of this option. After, all it’s still your house! (To learn more, see Can’t Sell Your Home? Rent It .)

#rental sites

Top Rental Sites SEO Rankings Report

Search engine optimization is one of the things we re passionate about, and periodically we like to do a deep dive and get a handle on what is happening in related industries. Recently we ran across Andrew Shotlands s post IYP SEO Rankings Report 2009 ranking the different internet yellow pages sites by their share of competitive search engine rankings, and decided to apply a similar methodology to see how the different rental sites stacked up against each other.

Since many of you property managers use these sites to publish your rental listings, we thought you’d be interested in seeing which of these sites perform the best for the most important rental keywords in the search engines.

In brief, here is the methodology we followed:

  • Identified the top 20 rental keywords using Google Suggest and the Adwords Keyword tool (see below )
  • Performed Google searches for these keywords in the top 20 U.S. cities, with personalization turned off (for a total of 400 geotargeted queries).
  • Each time a site appeared in the serps, we awarded it 1 point for each position, starting at the bottom. (On a page with 10 results, the first result got 10 points, the second 9 points, etc.)
  • Weighted each search by the U.S. monthly search volume for that keyword reported by Google.
  • Summed up the points for each domain to determine its final score.

So, in theory, this data should tell us which rental sites dominate the search engine rankings for the most important and competitive rental keywords.

And here are the results:

Top 25 Rental Sites by Search Engine Market Share

Regional Rankings Top 10 Rental Sites by City

Those were the nationwide rankings, but we noticed quite a bit of diversity in the rankings for each city. For example, regional websites like frequently claimed top spots, even though they didn t make the nationwide list. Property managers and investors operating in these markets might be interested in the following regional rankings:

#ez rent a car

Janet of Vacaville, CA

E-Z Rent-A-Car’s my favorite car rental agency and I rent with them every time I can. I’ve never had a problem, and when I did, they took care of it immediately. Everything’s great. I’m very happy with E-Z Rent and I refer them to everybody I can.

Maryann of Las Vegas, NV

I made a deposit that was told it would be refunded to me after the car is returned. But that never happened. I tried calling customer service and no one answers. I am very unhappy about that. I will report fraud if that is not dealt with.

Lara of Duncansville, PA

Satisfaction Rating

We rented a car from E-Z at the Orlando airport between 10/21 and 10/25. I have used the location in DFW without incident several times. I declined their insurance and was sent to another terminal to pick up my vehicle. I didn’t think too much of it at the time, since I was getting a minivan and figured they may have a low inventory. It was parked by itself, but, again, I thought little of it. I, admittedly, glanced it over, though it was in a dimly lit garage. I didn’t note any damage. Four days later, as I pull up to return it, the man says, “I’m going to have to write up the bumper is falling off. ” I thought he was joking (it had been less than a few seconds), until I realized he wasn’t.

I will also be filing with the BBB. Our insurance company says this is becoming an increasingly popular scam from rental car companies, but there does not seem to be a whole lot of recourse. I am hoping that changes. Seeing this occurring at several nationwide locations makes me wonder if this could be looked into at a federal level.

#car rental compare

Avoid at all costs

By Mike – 12/17/2013

Rating: 1 / 5 1

BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON — I wish I could give zero stars, as this was just a terrible experience. It all started with the reservation. I reserved my car through to get a good deal. The process was a bit much, but I’ve had worse. As I was completing the reservation, I distinctly read that this location may accept debit cards. (hint: this comes up later.)

I selected Enterprise as I’m familiar with them so I could rent a car and take a trip to Wisconsin for a business meeting while we were on vacation in Chicago for the holidays. I arrived at Enterprise to pick up my car only to find out that they would not take my debit card. Yes, I am well aware their site says, “may”. If they won’t take a debit card, it should be “will not.” I could have brought one if I had known, but I prefer to not carry as I only use my credit card in emergencies.

Enterprise lied TWICE about trying to contact me about not accepting debit cards for people who live out of state, first saying they tried to call me and left a message, but then admitted they did not have my full phone number (even though I gave it) and then admitted they really did not. Then they lied about emailing me about the credit card issue.

So now I have to wait for an hour while my wife bundles up our two kids and drives back to bring my card. And I’m late. Thanks. This was all avoidable. If they could not contact me – admit it. If there was an issue, so some empathy. They did neither. I’ll use Enterprise again, but not this location. You shouldn’t either.

So I contact to let them know about the issue. I wasn’t happy, but having worked from companies like this I know it’s good to hear if there is a problem that can be solved, especially since it was that I used for the reservation. Mind you, I asked for nothing. This was just an, “I’m not happy at all, but you should be aware of this” type email.

With all due respect? Here was my final comment to “I would like to thank you for the response, however ill conceived your last response may be. It was illuminating. Many online companies pride themselves on customer service. I know it can be difficult sometimes receiving emails from angry customers.

I recall that I used to feel that way sometimes. I wanted to send a quick one or two sentence response to an angry customer in an effort to one-up their frustrated response. It’s akin to dropping the mic and saying, “BAM! I’m out!” In reality you provide additional fodder, do nothing to solve the customer’s initial problem and instead steel their resolve to make their experience known to others.

It used to be said that, on average, a satisfied customer will tell 3 people while an unsatisfied customer will tell 7. Unfortunately, social media popped up and transformed that. But enough of this back and forth. I stand by my original complaint, as well as my second. I’ll just add this to the online reviews and no longer use your service. Merry Christmas.” I will NEVER use this company again. Don’t hide. Don’t be snide. Do your job.

#home rental sites

The top 10 best vacation rental websites to get more bookings and boost your profits

Below we’ve posted a list of the top vacation rental advertising websites that we know and trust (in no particular order of preference ).

These names should definitely ring a bell, unless you’re brand new to the game.

FlipKey first became a TripAdvisor company back in 2008. Since its acquisition, they’ve grown to an inventory of over 300,000 properties with exposure to over 160 countries. But most importatnly, they’ve introduced a Free-to-List option!

On its own, FlipKey gets enough targeted visibility to provide an average of 72 inquiries per listing per year. But it doesn’t end there.

An account with FlipKey also means your vacation rentals will be distributed to 12 other popular sites, including TripAdvisor themselves. All in all, you’re looking at a complete exposure to over 340 million travellers per month. And that’s without any extra charge!

So if a traveller is looking to book a vacation rental on his or her next trip, there’s a pretty good chance that FlipKey – along with the 12 other websites you’ll be listed on – are going to be some of the first places they’ll look.

They also offer some the best listing subscription options in the industry, including;

– a Free-to-List option – only pay when you get paid (just 3% per booking with no upfront charges), or;

– a Pay-per-Lead option – only pay when you get qualified leads.

Either way, there’s absolutely no up front risk to give them a try!

Click here to learn even more about advertising with FlipKey and to create your free account today!

#car rental companies

Top 10 Car Rental Companies

Whether you need a van, sports car, family car, SUV or exotic ride while visiting Vancouver, these are the top rental companies to select from.

It is a smart decision to rent from a trusted name in the industry but more importantly have all your paperwork in order before you leave.  This may include making sure you have the right mileage use such as unlimited kilometers and how much gas to have in the tank before returning the vehicles.  At locations where pre authorized payment is required, details such as these should be put in writing in case of over charges after.  Always keep these details and make sure they match up when final payments are processed.

First aid kits, emergency supplies such as water and dry foods along with maps, directions or GPS are also a good idea for your travels.

There are many rental companies within the city of Vancouver and most of the companies below have multiple locations including the airport – just call their main telephone numbers or click on their websites below.   Drive carefully!

Empire One Car Club

3150 – 21331 Gordon Way

Richmond, B.C.

Tel: 604.273.5545

Empire One is western Canada s first and only exclusive car club offering luxury rides for car enthusiasts of all kinds. They have a vast array of the world s most prestigious and coveted automobiles.  Members get unprecedented access to their most desired vehicles without having to own anything.  You can even sign up if you are looking for a vehicle upgrade for a weekend away or to arrive in style for any event.  Ask Empire One about their commitment to ownership responsibilities, so you can be free to enjoy the thrill of driving.

Alamo Rent-a-Car

1132 Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-684-1401

Alamo is one of the most recognized names around the world and they have multiple locations in Vancouver.  They are known for competitive deals on wheels for weekly rentals or even last minute deals.  Check out Alamo Rent-a-Car and you may be surprised with more than their prices.  They have fast service with pick a car option and kiosks for check in so you can avoid long line ups.

Alamo provides a wide selection of quality vehicles for your leisure or business car rental needs from economy and compact car models, to convertibles, SUVs, and minivans as well as specialty cars and trucks. While getting exceptional value and variety, you can reserve cars online or in person.

Vancouver Rent-a-Car

1361 Robson Street (Inside the Tropicana Suite Hotel)

Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604 689 1231

Vancouver Rent-a-Car or also known as RIZ Rent a Car Truck provides reliable vehicles for everyone from individuals to groups, corporations, government officials and even film crews.

Privately owned, they promise prompt reliable service and a fleet of attractive, safe and efficient automobiles.  This includes free customer pick-up and drop-off.   Also see their weekly featured rentals on their website.   They are committed to fast service too with their rent a vehicle in a minute feature online.

Budget Car and Truck Rental

99 Pender Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-683-5666

A well known name in the rental business with multiple locations, Budget has great deals on compacts, mid-size vehicles, minivans, and standard SUVs. They even have trucks for your move.  If you go to their website, there have a feature called, Fastbreak where you have no lines, no paperwork, no signatures and can book with one-click.  Just make sure you click all the right options for hassle free rental of various vehicles including Ford and Lincoln Mercury models.

Lo-Cost Rent-a-Car

1105 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-689-9664

With so much competition in this market, the customer is sure to get great deals.  According to Lo-Cost, they strive to be above their competition in every way possible.  They have a long track record of success to show for it too – 30 years and counting.  Check out great features like their no charge pick-up and drop-off and 7 days a week, working hours.  Lo-Cost also guarantees the lowest rental rates and first class multi-lingual customer service.  They also have a form on their website for easy online reserving.

Avis Rent-a-Car

757 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-606-2869

With over 5000 locations around the world, Avis is a well known name when it comes to car rentals.  According to their website, Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world s top brands for customer loyalty.  They promise to give you a quote with all the costs and also have programs such as mini lease for up to 11 month rentals. Avis is also the first company to rent cars from airport locations and book online. Check out their special features like the Rapid Return program a handheld computer terminal allowing customers to bypass the Avis counter.  Also ask about their loyalty programs, child safety seat instructions and vehicles for those with special needs.  Like the other companies on this list, they accept all major credit cards and also the Sears Card credit card and have more than 130 Avis locations within the Sears Auto Centers.

Exotic Car Rentals

1820 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-736-9130

Web site:

Want to make a statement at a big event or drive your dream car for the weekend?  Exotic car rentals focuses on getting customers into luxury vehicles such as a Mustang, Hummer, Porshe, Lexus, Mercedes or even a Mini Cooper.  They are affiliated with a number of well known names in the industry and basically go find the car you want.  So if you have a particular request, this is the place to go and save time searching all over town.

Hertz Car Rentals

1128 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-606-4711

If you are the type of customer who likes to always go with the biggest and the best, try Hertz.  They are the world s leading vehicle renting organization with over 8,000 locations in close to 150 countries worldwide.  Hertz is the largest general use car rental brand in the world and one of the best in airport car rentals.  They also offer points for Aeroplan card holders.

These are just some of the reasons why Hertz s deliver approximately 30 million reservations annually.  They have various product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, NeverLost customized, onboard navigation systems, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the company’s Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

585 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-688-5500

Enterprise Rent-A-Car  is an internationally recognized brand with more than 6,000 neighborhood and airport locations around the world.

They are the largest car rental brand in North America, known for exceptionally low rates and outstanding customer service. Today, Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers a wide variety of car leasing , vanpooling, car sharing  and hourly rental programs.  Local car rental customers are picked up at no extra cost and there are multiple locations to choose from.

National Car and Truck Rental

999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

Tel 604-609-7160

National Car Rental  is a premium, internationally recognized brand serving the daily rental needs of the frequent airport traveler.  If you are pressed for time, National has quick service and lets you choose your own vehicle with help from their advanced reservation and requested car class.  They also have the industry s first comprehensive frequent-renter program and numerous awards highlighting their dedication to service over the years.  Also check out their GPS system that will not only guide you to your destination but also get you to points of interest, stores, restaurants and more.