A few new Google Maps functions can help you travel more efficiently. Now when you program your trip, Google Maps will notify you if that restaurant or museum will be closed before your estimated time of arrival. Among the cool upgrades, the app will sync up with your Gmail to factor in info about car-rentals, flights and hotel bookings. Google Maps is also offering new real-time transit alerts.
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The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.