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Are You Directionally Challenged?

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m directionally challenged.  I think it’s one of those things about me, that make me…me.  It’s always a guarantee that when we go on a family road trip, the husband and I will argue who is right, he’ll follow my directions, we’ll get lost, and then he’ll go where we should have gone in the first place, we’ll finally get there a couple hours late and the whole family will be happy.

It’s one of the things I love about him. He lets me believe that I’m always right when clearly that is not the case.

You would figure with technology and the improvements with in-vehicle GPS systems that finding unfamiliar destinations would be a breeze.  I can guarantee you that is not the case with the constant construction on Texas highways (not sure if it’s the same in other states).  My GPS system in the vehicle I drive is all based on a DVD that is inserted into a system underneath the driver side seat.  If the DVD is out of date, so are the directions to the inputted destination.

woman holding map out of car window

With technology constantly changing and smartphones proving to be an incredible asset, you can now get directions right from your smartphone. VZ Navigator by Verizon Wireless offers an affordable option for all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users, even if you don’t have Verizon Wireless as your cell service provider. For a limited time you can try VZ Navigator absolutely free for 30-Days and then you’ll pay only $2 a month thereafter or use it when you need it for only $0.99 as a daily subscription.

The VZ Navigator app provides more than just spoken turn-by-turn driving directions.  You’ll get real-time traffic events and be able to adjust your route accordingly. You’ll also be able to search for millions of local businesses, ATMs, restaurants, movie and event listings, lowest gas prices and weather conditions.

vz navigator gas prices

Along with all the amazing features I already covered, VZ Navigator takes it a step further and makes finding your destination even easier. The advanced 3D navigation instructions use road features and landmarks such as traffic lights and number of streets to help you in identifying exactly where you are at. If you accidentally miss your turn, it will automatically give you an alternate route in finding your destination.

vz navigator landmark indicator

I can’t promise that I’ll never get my husband lost again, but with the help of VZ Navigator, hopefully those times will be few and far between.

While this is a partnered post with Verizon, all thoughts, opinions and stories are my own.
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    That’s an app I need!

  2. 2

    I am definitely directionally challenged LOL. This looks like an amazingly helpful service.

  3. 3

    My husband and I both have this app on our phones and love it! It used to be $9.99 per month for it but now it is down to $2 per month which is great. We did use the free Google GPS app for awhile and honestly…it is WAY worth the $2 per month to have this app as the free Google GPS app is really glitchy. I figure for us both to have GPS on the go it is costing $48 per year or $96 every 2 years which really isn’t bad at all. A new and good GPS unit itself that doesn’t need constant updating is a fairly expensive purchase and then eventually you have to end up replacing it AND we have a need to each have a GPS since we are sometimes separated between our two cars.

    On the note of Texas construction…yes…there is tons of it! We moved to central Texas from Virginia almost 2 years ago and there is a lot of construction here compared to Virginia. Nonetheless…I keep telling myself it means that Texas is awesome because they need to keep growing in order to accommodate all of the people that keep wanting to move here! 😉

    • 4

      Wow, they’ve really lowered the cost making it more affordable. Gotta love that. If I were to update the GPS disc, it would cost me $199, way more than the $24 it costs for this app each year.

      Glad to hear from someone who has used it for a while that is happy with it. I’ve only started using it recently.

  4. 5

    I think I’m pretty good with directions my husband would disagree 🙂

  5. 6

    This sounds like a great app! I’d say I’m pretty good with directions most of the time.

  6. 7

    Sounds like a great app!

  7. 8

    I’m a Verizon customer and i can tell u I usually don’t get lost but this navigator app is top notch and love that its free to try for the first month

  8. 9

    I am so bad a directions. Great app!

  9. 10

    I’ve got us lost on a few trips back to NY when we lived in FL. Heck I get lost leaving a store in the mall forgetting which way we just came from haha.

  10. 11

    Pretty cool app…and yes, I am directionally challenged.

  11. 12

    I absolutely want to have this downloaded and on hand, especially since I am a long time Verizon customer.

  12. 13

    I need all the help I can get.

  13. 14

    I cannot read a map to save my life and I’m really not that much better with GPS. I either have my husband drive me everywhere or my 17 year old son. I only drive when I must! Gak, I hate it!

  14. 15

    I’m pretty good with directions but ever since getting a smart phone with programs like this, I think my brain has become lazy and dependent on them!

  15. 16

    What an awesome app! I moving to another area of town and this would be so helpful.

  16. 17

    Husbands are great like that!

  17. 18

    I am very directionally challenged LOL. I am so glad for GPS on my phone!!!

  18. 19

    they have apps for everything now, don’t they. At least this one is super useful.

  19. 20

    I couldn’t find my way out of a paper bag…I’m bad!

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