I remember going to Austin, Texas one time with my friend.
We hadnt been there since we were very young.
Neither of us were great navigators, and we probably should have had someone else traveling along with us who actually knew how to get to our destination.
Being young though we didnt really think this through.
This was the story of our life.
Go out and have fun.
Prepare a little, but not nearly enough.
We would have been better off using Google Maps to help us navigate to Austin.
I really wish that we would of had these tips about Google Maps when we were having our little adventure.
However, we cannot go back in time to correct this, but you can learn from our past experience for the next time you drive somewhere.
The first tip is to make sure that you have someone with you when you are using Google Maps as a navigation system.
This will allow you to keep your eyes on the road, and let your passenger safely tell you directions to get to your destination.
Along with having your passenger use the app they are also able to zoom in and out to better see the different streets.
This can be beneficial if the two of you get stuck in traffic, and need to find an alternate route.
The next tip is to save the maps on a device for offline mode.
This is beneficial if you and your passengers are driving in an area without a good cell reception or wifi.
Another tip that can prove beneficial with Google Maps is to look for upcoming events in the area that you are headed to.
This can help you calculate additional time needed if you know where traffic will be heavier due to some attraction.
The fourth tip for Google Maps is to search for flights.
Google Maps can then compare the time to get to get to the destination via flight, or driving.
The costs and times for flying will also be included.
In this case it may actually be cheaper and less time costly to actually fly.
This can prove useful if you need to go to a far location.
The final tip for Google Maps that I will discuss is to drop local knowledge using the map maker function of the app.
This will allow you to have a more detailed idea of where you are going, and what will be the best way to get their whether it is flying or driving.