I've always had a terrible sense of direction, so for many years Google Maps has been my most trusted friend and leader.
The life-saving nature of Maps' direction functionality is no secret — however, what's less well-known is the genius of its "your places" function.
After the cheap beer night, I got started my own Google Maps lists.
Instead of beers, I saved places to take non-New Yorkers, thrift shops that are worth regular visits, pizza places, cheap eats, and more. As an Australian who grew up in a country town and is now living in one of the world's biggest cities, I feel a sense of comfort when I zoom out on my map of the city and see my saved places dotted along the streets and avenues. Google Maps reminds me that no matter where I am, I can find something familiar in a tap or two.