Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Google Maps

I’m a frequent traveler and my favorite hack when I’m on the road is a Google Maps function you already have on your phone – By Sophie-Claire Hoeller

I wasn’t going to go out of my way to find these stairs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but saw that I was close one day thanks to Google Maps. Sophie-Claire Hoeller/Insider
There are hundreds of apps out there purporting to help you be a better, more organized traveler, but my favorite is actually just a function in an app you probably already have.

Try these 5 clever Google Maps tricks to get more than just driving directions – By Dale Smith

I seldom use Google Maps to actually get directions, but I open the app almost every day for other reasons that might not be so obvious. Truth is, Google Maps is useful for a lot more than just showing you how to get from Point A to Point B. Beneath all those Christmas-colored traffic patterns and high-res satellite images hides a powerful search tool that offers crowdsourced real-time data on restaurants, retail stores, professional offices, public parks and practically anywhere else you’d want to go.