We like The Next Exit and usually buy the latest one from Amazon every year. The navigator can find things in a matter of seconds vs fiddling around with the GPS. We tried Exit Now one year and she didn't care for the format and found some info outdated. We have a netbook and a mifi card (no iphones) but find the 'old fashioned' hard copy most useful. As to durability, I don't know how some folks handle the book, but ours is good enough after a year of use that we pass it on to someone else. In fact, that's how we got our first one.
Dave & Jo Ann
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