Getting from one point to another does not have to be daunting task. The reason for this is that you can use MapQuest to get detailed driving directions and maps to any place you wish to travel to. MapQuest is a free online web mapping service that is owned by America Online Incorporated. It offers street level details and driving directions for many countries. You can check if driving directions and maps of your country are available through the pull down menu on mapquest.com.
AOL also offers a yellow pages service that is MapQuest branded. The other services that this company offers include MapQuestMobile and a world atlas. MapQuest Mobile is a service that offers driving directions and maps to personal digital assistants and mobile phones that are web-enabled. MapQuest also has a customizable gas prices page, where you can type your address and compare the prices of gasoline at nearby gas stations. The gas prices page lists the dates that the prices were initially posted. Therefore, you can easily find the lowest prices of gasoline in nearby gas stations. However, this page is only useful for people in the United States.
In order to get directions to a place you want to travel to, you can enter an address, public landmark or business for your starting point and your destination. You may also add stopping points in between. After choosing the address you want to get to, you should click on the icon that says “get directions”. MapQuest will provide you with driving directions and a map.
You may also choose to have mapquest show you a reverse route or round trip so that you will not have problems getting back to your commencing address. You can use the advanced filters on MapQuest to get directions in either miles or kilometers, optimize your route for the shortest time or shortest distance and avoid tolls, highways, borders, ferries and seasonal roads among other things. After getting directions or maps from MapQuest, you may choose to print them out and carry them with you on your journey.