I just got back from a business trip and made a mistake about travel. I didn’t know where we were going once we got off the plan and into the rental car. My coworker had been to the city before, so he was going to navigate and I would drive. He had his iPhone and that should have been good enough. We got lost more then once, and into some of the bad areas of Atlanta. Fortunately, it didn’t cost us anything but time.
So, when you are traveling somewhere do a little research. Look at a map and know where you are going and the basic layout of the freeways around the city. Do a little research on the area and know what side of town you don’t want go.