Navigational tricks

Posted by Ted on Nov 12, 2009 in Vagabonding

While maps are an indispensable tool for travel, they don’t always provide enough detail to get around. A map of Marrakech doesn’t show the maze of the medina. When one has to walk through a graveyard in Mexico to get to a remote beach, there isn’t a signpost saying ‘This Way‘. If you don’t know which road you’re on in Costa Rica, a map won’t help you figure it out.

What techniques do you use to get around, when a map doesn’t suffice, or even exist?

For some ideas, and to share your own, check out the rest of my article as this week’s Vagabonding column on vagablogging.net!

An adventurer at heart, Ted Beatie is at his happiest when he’s off the beaten path. His deepest passion is sharing the world through photography and writing, found at The Pocket Explorer. He is also managing editor for Rolf Potts' Vagabonding, where he curates a Case Study series. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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