On the way home, I came upon an odd looking vehicle. It was a mapping vehicle for TomTom, which got me thinking about how accurate and up-to-date my navigation app is.

With technology changing constantly and whether you use your navigation on your phone or a standalone navigation system, getting an update should be in your list for getting ready for a road trip. Many navigation apps and programs do not automatically update, and manually updating can get you the new information on construction, detours, and the fastest way to your destination.

Do yourself a favor and cut down on the road rage and frustration of getting to your summer destination. Update your programs so when the kids say “how much longer?” You can tell them exactly how much longer, not saying that’s going to keep your kids quiet ,but at least you answer the question.