I life in a state where traveling to neighboring states in a matter of mere hours. I have maps of Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and the like in my sack. Of course, I'll typically find myself in a situation where the maps are proving less than helpful, so I keep a GPS in my bag as well (all helpful if I'm in need of fuel, sleep, food, etc). My typical trip begins with fingering a location on google maps, and riding there in a round about fashion. I'll often times do a triangle of sorts, with a destination at one extremity, one at another and then home. How I get to those desired locations is a function of which direction I turn the handlebars.