Traveller Tip: Use screen shots to get where you’re going

We just returned from a short trip to Vancouver, British Columbia. I’m not highly technological, so bear with this very basic explanation. I knew we wouldn’t have access to our data network. Instead of buying a SIM card in Canada, we opted to go without our data plans for the duration of the trip. It’s not hard to get by in Vancouver, since you can pick up free wifi from cafes just about anywhere in the city. But I rely on Google Maps for getting me from place to place. So I started pulling up directions while within wifi range and taking screen shots of maps and directions that I could access later, in my camera roll, from the road. This is a good strategy if traveling to Canada, or anytime you’re traveling to remote parts of the US where service may be spotty.

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