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Travel dilemmas: Do you often get lost? Do you lack a sense of direction? These tools may help

Here's an embarrassing but true revelation: My sense of direction is less than optimal. That has led to many conversations like this one some years ago with my co-pilot, who thought GPS was for sissies, especially in L.A., which he knew well.

Him: Where are you going?

Me: I'm going to the tile store.

Him: In what state?

Me (glaring): In California, you (fill in pejorative term here).

Him (smirking): Well, if you're really going to the tile store, you're apparently going by way of Oregon.

I reject the title of "complete moron" as was suggested by the co-pilot in the above story, but I will accept the title of "imprecise navigator."

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