I'll be driving from Wisconsin to Panama City Beach, FL next week and we are looking for a place to rest our heads somewhere around GA or TN. Can you recommend a hotel on (or close to) the highway where we won't be shanked in the middle of the night? Our route will be on I-65, thanks in advance!
Driving from Cincinnati to Portland near the end of March. Bit concerned about the mountain passes in late winter. The basic options are I-80 to Salt Lake, then on to I-84. Or a more northern route through S. Dakota and Montana on I-90 into Washington before heading southwest. Both drives would be ~34-35 hours—any compelling reasons to choose one over the other?
I have excellent spatial memory, but you'd never know it if you heard me speak. Is this as unusual as my husband thinks it is? [more inside]
I'm leaving at 10am tomorrow from Waltham, MA and driving to Las Vegas. Stressing over the weather. I plan on taking it slow...driving maybe 8-9 hours a day and not at all after dark. I've never driven in bad weather so I'm really nervous. If I take Northern route I'll be in snow in Denver and if I take Southern route there are severe thunderstorms (and poss tornadoes?) in OK and TX by Wed. and Thurs. I'm driving alone and this is my first road trip. BTW I have a Nissan Rogue that will be packed full. Looking for advice planning route home...details appreciated! Thanks!
A few years ago I read an article about a study where the subjects wore a belt like device that vibrated on the four cardinal directions. If I remember correctly the subjects were able to determine which direction they were facing even after the device was removed. I am trying to find the article again and am having no luck. AskMetafilter powers activate!
Hi all, I am moving from Cambridge to Providence on Sunday morning. I'll be picking up a 16 foot truck from Penske at 436 Riverside Ave in Medford at around 8:30am that morning, and driving it to Harvard Square, probably to Linden St between Mass Ave and Mt. Auburn. And once it's loaded, on to Providence. I need help knowing whether I need a permit, and about the best way to drive the truck through the streets of Medford, Somerville and Cambridge. [more inside]
The situation: I'm running Android 2.3.5 on my phone, using the Google Maps app version 6.14.4. Via the desktop, I've created a map with custom directions from Point A to Point B. The problem: I can't find a way to get the map with the edited directions to my phone. I can save the map with the directions to a Google account, which normally would mean that I could log into that Google account on my phone and download it that way. However, I don't have the necessary software on my phone that will enable me to log into a Google account. "Account and Sync settings" is missing. I can't seem to edit directions from within the Google Maps app on my phone, either. [more inside]
Montrealers - does this driving plan (Ottawa to Vermont, with two stops in Montreal) make sense, or can you suggest better alternatives? [more inside]
Why am I so bad with directions? It's so bad I am inclined to think it's pathological. Also how do I become better with directions? And please don't say "Pay Close Attention" as I already do that and I still get lost
Why am I so bad with directions? It's so bad I am inclined to think it's pathological. Also how do I become better with directions? And please don't say "Pay Close Attention" as I already do that and I still get lost. [more inside]
I have a lot of trouble with spatial relations, am clumsy, find fine motor skills difficult, and have some bodily asymmetries. Are these related and is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
I bought a box of dried gnocchi today. The cooking instructions on the box have the normal steps: boil water, remove the gnocchi from the package and put it into the water, wait a few minutes. But the last step says "Drain in a colander, reserving some pasta water, and serve with your favorite [brand name] sauce". There are no further directions. Why the heck are they telling me to reserve the water?
Is there a usable generic language or set of instructions for giving directions? Regardless of country language or dialect. Directions that are simple, direct and unambiguous. Ie the way to the bank is up the road for five minutes and then go down to my right. Is that up a hill? Down a hill after turning right? How far up the road do i go? Until i start coming down again? Thank you. [more inside]
I need to get from the Cross Sound Ferry terminal in Orient Point to Farmingdale - what's the most scenic route I can take? [more inside]
What is the best and cheapest way to get from Denver International Airport to Red Rocks Community College? [more inside]
[Directions] Fastest way to get from Newcastle to Belfast. posting for a friend. [more inside]
We are having trouble entering our home address into our Magellan GPS Unit. [more inside]
What is the best way online to find multiple points of interest en route between point A and point B? [more inside]
Any reviews/comparisons between hair dye brands "Crazy Color", "Directions" and "Punky Color" Specifically which lasts the longest [more inside]
What's up with my GPS? [more inside]
How do I make wedding invitation directions? [more inside]
I need directions for navigating this online relationship [more inside]
I want to move to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Can someone map out the area in a way that I can understand the neighborhoods and squares? [more inside]
I want an iPhone app that will allow me to get back to where I've been using the GPS, Compass and (optionally) mapping software. Essentially, I would bookmark places I want to return to. Then, to get back to them, I can just open the app, hit the bookmark and it tells me which direction to travel and how far to go. [more inside]
How would you describe the DIRECTION your hand moves when turning a car key on? [more inside]
Can you point me to a tool that will plot the most efficient route between multiple addresses? [more inside]
Driving on a tight timeline from NYC to Philadelphia on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend: are we screwed or really screwed? [more inside]
Help me find topics for my cooking blog. What's not clear to you about cooking? My blog offers clearer directions for better cooking. Please suggest burning questions you have that I can answer for you.
A better user manual. As a demonstration, I want to rewrite a few poor product user manuals or directions intended for a nontechnical audience. What user manuals or directions have driven you nuts and would benefit from a thorough rewrite?
My boss wants me to research GPS units for him to use since he'll be traveling a lot more in the near future. Any recommendations? I really don't know what I should be looking for in a good GPS unit. [more inside]
How can I get one-click public-transit directions from my home to anywhere on Google Maps? [more inside]
What's the best way to drive from near Philadelphia to Dartmouth in New Hampshire? [more inside]
How should I drive to Killington, VT from Ridgefield CT tonight? Given the holiday and rush hour, what route will take the least time? [more inside]
How do I format Puerto Rican addresses for Google Maps, or any other online mapping service? [more inside]
What Does Pre-Roll Mean? [more inside]
Where can I get driving directions in Japan in English? [more inside]
What's the best way to drive from SeaTac through Seattle and out to the north? [more inside]
EuroTourFilter How much travel time is involved in getting from: 1) La Flèche d'Or at 102 bis rue de Bagnolet - 75020 to the Louvre? 2) Paradiso at Weteringschans 6-8, Leidseplein to the Rijksmuseum? Is public transport to/from workable for a first time, ignant American visitor? Thanks for any insight you can offer. I'm leaving in about 4 hours...
There must be a great way for me to get driving directions via cell phone, right? [more inside]
What is the best way to embed a Google Map of a business's location, including a link to driving directions? [more inside]
What is the best free online directions service for a long road trip? [more inside]
Driving Directions Filter: Is there another online service like Google maps or Mapquest that will allow me to customize part of my route? [more inside]
CluelessFilter, MassachusettsFilter: "Mobil station at exit 17 off 495 in Franklin". Totally lost about how to find out whether this location is even vaguely accessible via the MBTA/commuter rail? I can plug in an address at the MBTA site but I have no idea how to find nearby addresses or that of the Mobil station at that particular exit.
Help me bend Google Maps to my will.... [more inside]
Geocoding and finding driving time between geocoded addresses: best free APIs? [more inside]
What is the best driving route from Boston to Philadelphia? [more inside]
Coming from Palo Alto, I need to get to San Francisco by 9am on July 4th. What's the cheapest / fastest way to do this? [more inside]
I'm driving from Toronto to Ottawa on Canada Day weekend. I don't want to take the 401. Is this reasonably possible? [more inside]
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