Even Google Maps Can Get Annoyed On A Road Trip
Jul 27, 2015
Today, all you need to do is open the Google Maps app on your smart phone and type in the destination. From there, simply concentrate on the road and listen for well-timed directions and traffic updates. Want to take the scenic route? The app has that covered too. However, if the ride does get boring, you can always try the hilarious trick illustrated here by YouTuber Cody Toombs. Keep in mind, it only works with Google Maps v9.12 and up.
Just ten years ago, taking a road trip was very different than it is today. To get from point A to point B, you needed to have a paper map or pre-printed directions from MapQuest. If traveling solo, without someone to navigate, it was best to memorize as many road names and exit numbers as possible. When lost, there was no choice but to pull over and consult the map, or when all else failed, hope that friendly locals could point you in the right direction.