Travel Tip of the Day: Take a Screenshot of Directions

Drive to Saratoga Springs

Take a Screenshot of Directions
I recently went on a mini roadtrip with my dad and best friend to Saratoga Springs, New York (here’s more about our getaway). Getting there from where my dad lives in Connecticut takes about three hours, and I used a combination of Waze and Google Maps to navigate. Right after picking my route, I tapped to see the step-by-step directions and took a screenshot. It was a good thing I did that because during one stretch we went through an area without cell reception, I couldn’t access Waze’s directions. But because I’d taken a screenshot, I was able to access the directions from my photo gallery. This trick (when you turn on airplane mode, especially) can also help you save your phone’s battery life.



Tried this tip? Let me know in the comments!
Have your own tip? Email it to!
Want to see more tips? Click here for all 501!

Want even more travel tips? Subscribe to the Daily Travel Tip newsletter! All you have to do is sign up for the weekly newsletter by filling in your email address and checking the Daily Travel Tip box in the top-right corner of the homepage.

If you already subscribe to the newsletter, fill in your email and check the Daily Travel Tip box in the same top-right corner of the homepage and you’ll receive an email with a link to update your preferences. On that page, just click the Daily Travel Tip box and Update Profile and you’ll have Johnny’s best tips, straight to your inbox each day. And don’t worry—it’s easier than it sounds!

Johnny Jet

The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Rate this post

About the Author

Johnny Jet
I used to be afraid to fly and at times even leave the house! I conquered my fear (long story) and now I travel to 20+ countries a year sharing my firsthand knowledge, tips and deals with friends, family and readers. Please sign up to our free newsletters and tell your friends!

1 Comment on "Travel Tip of the Day: Take a Screenshot of Directions"

  1. I always do this when I travel overseas to avoid roaming charges.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.