My first semi-solo trip was from Xiamen to Shanghai when I was on student exchange to China. A classmate gave me a map of the city and I spent days looking at every corner of it, memorizing the directions and locations.
Thank goodness I don’t need to do that now because there is Google Maps.
I use Google Maps a lot when I travel. Here’s how I use it before going on a trip:
During my trip, I use the public transportation function on Google Maps very frequently too. It saves me a lot of planning headaches.