Whatever it is that takes you on the road, it is vital that you know where you are going. Of course, the ubiquitous Sat Nav is the answer for many people, but there are alternatives such as Google maps, and I have to admit these are still a very useful alternative to traditional paper maps.
However, Sat Nav technology can be expensive, and can be notoriously problematic if it hasn’t been updated. What’s more, Sat Navs don’t always cover everything; it really depends on the type you choose and whether you are prepared to pay a continuous fee for it to be kept up-to-date. Sat Navs also have one other downside – they are rather bulky.
So, what do you do if (like me) you don’t want to splash the cash? Here are a few ideas that might be worth considering, but I’m unsure if they are just useable in North America or if there are UK and European versions.
Gas Buddy is a useful app that alerts you to the nearest petrol station. It’s free to download and use. It even provides you with up-to-date prices and gives you points that you can exchange for petrol.
If you are into visiting attractions while on your journey then Roadside America will indicate where the next one is.
For other suitable Google Apps, perhaps it is worth visiting Google’s marketplace.