A helping hand is a welcome respite, especially when you’re feeling a mix of excitement and anxiety for your upcoming trip. Don’t get overwhelmed, be informed! Follow our lead and make the most of your trip by using these Google Maps tricks: Drop a star So you fancy an attraction or a restaurant and you […]
November 13, 2019
A helping hand is a welcome respite, especially when you’re feeling a mix of excitement and anxiety for your upcoming trip. Don’t get overwhelmed, be informed! Follow our lead and make the most of your trip by using these Google Maps tricks:
Drop a star
So you fancy an attraction or a restaurant and you want to be able to locate it easily when you get to your destination. Save the location by dropping a star so it’s easily visible the next time you open your Maps on your phone. While getting pleasantly lost can be a wonderful thing every now and then, having a reference point will also help you familiarize yourself with your new surroundings and help you navigate your destination faster.
Since you already have a visual map of where you want to go or what you want to do, you can now determine which area or neighborhood you will be spending most of your vacation in. Make it a convenient pick by booking a hotel within the same area, so you can save both time and money on the commute.
Save your fave
Even the most Type A travel planners will find themselves doing something spontaneous while traveling. Remember that you can bookmark and save a location for future reference should you you find yourself falling in love with a surprise spot outside of your pre-planned itinerary. Got a free day and you’re stumped on what to do? You can also use Maps to find nearby points of interest.
Check your commute
Aside from showing you the right direction, Google Maps is also a great way to understand the public transport options. It can tell you whether you can walk, take a bus, taxi or train; the bus or train schedule, and how long it will take you to get there. If you’re not sure of where you’re headed, you can also make use of the Street View, which shows you the surrounding area of your chosen spot or street.
Read the reviews
Google Maps is more than a navigation tool, it can also provide you information that can come in handy when you’re out exploring. Operating hours are usually displayed on the Maps app, and it can also show you which days or even which hours are the busiest. You can also read up on other travelers’ reviews or a short description of the attraction.