At long last, I have ordered a GPS unit. For me, finding my way to a new venue is the single most challenging part of my storytelling profession. I got spoiled while living in New York. Manhattan was on a grid mostly), and if I got turned around when emerging from the subway, there were always tall landmarks to help me get reoriented.
In Seattle, my sense of direction is decent. However, once I start driving toward the new developments where there are identical beige houses as far as the eye can see, my internal gyroscope goes wonky. It's worse at night-- I have finally started to see the effects of age, and need light in order to read those already tiny street signs, and all my carefully plotted directions don't do me any good if I have to pull over to the side of the road every ten minutes. I'll let you know how it goes, but I predict that having the GPS will inspire confidence to go further afield for my gigs.