Without a doubt one of my top 10 travel apps is Waze. I wrote about it back in 2013. Waze has revolutionized the way people get around. I even use it when I’m in a taxi to keep the driver honest, or to find out roughly when I’ll arrive at my destination.
However, one thing that I don’t like about Waze is that by default it provides the quickest route, even if it’s just by a few minutes and means taking a dozen side streets instead of a straight shot on a freeway. This happened to me last week when I was driving from Sausalito to Petaluma. Fortunately I knew my way around the area, so I checked Waze’s routes button (not easy to find as it’s at the bottom of the screen where the estimated arrival time is; click that, and then in the bottom left-hand corner you’ll find the “routes” button). The app will then pull up three route options for you to look over.
The next time Waze gives you all kinds of turns you don’t want to take, check the alternate routes. Even if a route takes a little more time, it could be a more relaxing ride and even a safer one (if it doesn’t take you through sketchy neighborhoods).
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