Boldly go, with customized sports trip maps

Bluewater Bridge

Get your passports ready.

I admit, I’ve been around a little bit. Around Cincinnati, OH. Around London, ON. Around Chicago, IL, Newmarket, ON, St. Louis, MO and, oh, you get the picture. And by “around,” I mean all around–fields, rinks, schools, restaurants, shopping plazas and more. Usually, I carry a pile of printed maps, addresses, schedules and my not-so-trusty Garmin. But I figured there had to be a better way to navigate. And there is: Google Maps. Read the rest of this entry »

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Finding your way, with some help from Google Maps

Much evidence exists that Google is taking over the world. And really, I have no problem with that as long as it also helps me find my way to rinks and fields, both near and far.

Sure, I have my not-quite-trusty Garmin, but that just gives you a street address. Before I park the car, unload the camp chair, the cooler and my bag and trek to the field, I want to know exactly where the field is. It’s not always at the address they give you in the team email. That’s why I’m willing to submit to the omnipotent Google, just for the privilege of using Google Maps. Read the rest of this entry »