Traveling Without GPS Navigation

I took a long road trip today without using GPS navigation at all. It was a familiar route, so I didn't need to use any printed maps. But it gave me confidence that maybe I don't need GPS navigation as much as I think I do.

I feel like with proper planning, a road atlas (assuming they still make those), and some printed maps for specific destinations, I could take a road trip anywhere.

This is how we did it before smartphones were a thing, and we somehow managed to figure things out, right?

Before smartphones, I'd look up routes on my home computer and print out MapQuest maps and directions as needed. Seemed to get the job done then, I'm pretty sure I could do the same now. Except with Google Maps, of course.


#100DaysToOffload (No. 91) #tech #DigitalMinimalism