Dear Stoner: We’re driving through Colorado on our trip to the Grand Canyon, and we want to stop at a few marijuana hotspots and take in your state’s resource. Please guide me.Preston Dear Preston: You’re probably driving east through Colorado on one of two interstates: I-70 or I-76. The vast majority of eastern Colorado towns and counties have banned retail cannabis sales; other than a shop in Sedgwick, in the northeastern corner, and a few in Log Lane Village (a small town off I-76), you won’t come across any real commercial pot experience along either interstate until you get close to metro Denver. EXPAND Denver has no shortage of dispensaries to choose from. Scott Lentz Denver is the state’s recreational-cannabis hub, with pot dispensaries seemingly on every corner in some parts of town; you’ll also find cannabis-related tours and events here. It’ll be harder to choose where to shop and what to do than it will be to find cannabis … [Read more...] about Ask a Stoner: What’s the Best 4/20 Route for Driving Across Colorado?
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Last Updated Aug 2, 2007 12:00 PM EDT Suppose you're headed across town to meet with a new client. The directions you got from MapQuest say the trip will take you about 35 minutes, so you plan accordingly. But then you get caught in traffic and end up arriving 20 minutes late -- not the kind of first impression you want to make. A new Google Maps feature can help you avoid such calamities: In addition to the usual estimated drive time, Google Maps now provides an "in traffic" guess as well. In other words, it factors in the traffic conditions for your route, thus providing a more real-world estimate. Speaking of driving directions, another new Google Maps feature lets you create a custom route by dragging and dropping points along the blue line -- thus allowing you to see instantly if an alternate route can save you any drive time. If you're in the habit of getting your directions from MapQuest (something I'll cop to), it may be time to give Google Maps a serious look. Cool stuff! … [Read more...] about Google Maps Adds Traffic Times to Driving Directions
Last Updated Sep 19, 2007 12:00 PM EDT You already know you can get driving directions on your phone from Google SMS, but now there's an even easier way: Dial Directions. Just dial "DIR-ECT-IONS" (347-328-4667), then say where you are and where you'd like to go. In short order the service will sent you a text message with step-by-step directions. Dial Directions can route you to an address, a business chain (e.g., "the closest Caribou Coffee"), or an event. Standard SMS rates apply, but there's no charge for using the service itself. Alas, for now it's available in just nine metropolitan areas (including L.A., NYC, D.C., and Denver), but they'll be adding more soon. [via jkOnTheRun] … [Read more...] about Get Driving Directions from Dial Directions
Last Updated Sep 16, 2008 12:00 PM EDT It's been a good couple weeks for BlackBerry users. First came Google's new Mobile App, and now there's MapQuest 4 Mobile, a new app that brings the eponymous mapping service to BlackBerry devices. MapQuest 4 Mobile can give you an interactive map of your current location (leveraging built-in GPS if your BlackBerry has it) and, of course, driving directions. It also offers aerial views, business searches, traffic updates, and a GPS-powered Find Me feature. The app is free; it's currently available on Sprint for the BlackBerry 8830 and AT&T for the BlackBerry 8800, 8820, and 8310. Support for additional handsets is coming soon. If you have a compatible model, point its browser to www.mq4m.com to fetch the app. [via Download Squad] … [Read more...] about Get Maps and Driving Directions on Your BlackBerry with MapQuest 4 Mobile
Nevada's Route 50, 3,007 miles in length, stretches from Ocean City, Maryland, to Sacramento, California. Famously branded the ‘Loneliest Road in America,’ the route plunges the intrepid driver into an exhilarating expanse of nothingness. Alexander Nazaryan/Newsweek U.S. Driving Nevada Driving is one of the dreaded chores of the modern American experience. Few do it with pleasure or for pleasure. It is often expensive and sometimes dangerous. The most common rejoinder, to one who fears airline flight, is that a Toyota is far more lethal than a Boeing. And far less awesome. Soon enough, Google’s integrated circuits will navigate I-95 more smoothly than you or I ever could. There will then come a time, and come soon, when a teenager accustomed only to the gentle purr of an iAuto will listen to “Born to Run” and feel no goose bumps from Bruce Springsteen’s growling evocation of highways “jammed with broken heroes on a last-chance power … [Read more...] about Route 50: Driving America’s ‘Loneliest Road’