directions

@timhinyy (1653)
United States
March 4, 2009 5:16pm CST
ok so if you were going to take a trip which way would you go assuming that you would drive and not fly would you go online to say mapquest or one of those for the online directions would you use gps off of a single unit or the cell phone or would you trust yourself getting maps for the different states and just figure it out on the way which way would you go?
4 people like this
4 responses
• Malaysia
4 Mar 09
DEFINITELY ~ I will make use my gps and of course before leaving home I have to ensure that small device readily equipped/stored with all the relevant e-maps, details for emergency help, safe rest point, must stop locations and my friends networking contact number along the route. I mean, I want to enjoy my journey by fully utilizing e-information. Effective planning will make my journey awesome.
3 people like this
• Malaysia
5 Mar 09
you are fortunate having a smart dad! convey my warm regards to him, cheers!
1 person likes this
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
4 Mar 09
Mapquest gives the worst directions! I drove to Breaux Bridge and it had me get off at the Henderson Cecelia exit and take this back road waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay around the Mulberry Bush. It was dark by the time I reached my destination and the streets weren't marked the way I expected them to be. If I had stayed on the interstated for one more exit I would have been a matter of minutes from where I was going. When I needed to drive to Shreveport a few days later the directions seemed crazy looking at the acoompanying map so I just followed the interstate and figured it out myself after looking at some highway maps. Any computer generated directions always take you way out of the way because they stick to certain roadways which is fine if you are someplace completely foreign to you. The only advantage is that sometimes they show detours from road work you might not know about otherwise.
2 people like this
@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
5 Mar 09
i always thought they were supposed to give you directions that made your trip as quick as possible but the online directions probably cant account for detours and construction and all the most recent updated maps as the gps systems can
1 person likes this
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
8 Mar 09
The directions will account for detours but because they stick to main roads they may take you way out of the way and bring you back in whereas if you knew something about the area where you were going you could find via a shorter route.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I belong to triple AAA so I usually get a map to where I am going through their website. I usually travel to Florida once a year to visit with my brother and sister that live about 30 miles apart. As many times as I have been, would think I would be able to travel there without a map, but I usually take a different route whenever I go, so I still need a map. Hey at least I can read a map.
2 people like this
@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
5 Mar 09
thats good that you can read a map the worst thing i remember about the maps was trying to fold them back up without ripping or tearing them as long as you dont go down during hurricane season that would be a scary time to travel if a bad storm was coming dont know that much about the gps systems can they reroute you if there is bad weather?? we have used the one my dad got a couple times weird having a voice telling you where to turn even if its a route you have taken many times before the one time we did it when going to a place we had gone many times and my mom ignored the directions it gave and went her own way so the gps had to keep adjusting the route.
1 person likes this
@xxxddd (3)
• China
5 Mar 09
I think,i do not go,and you?