Don’t know your way around town? Drive less, wander more.

Should we be surprised that kids who get driven everywhere don’t know where they are?  And by the time they’re drivers themselves, their Google goggles will tell them when to turn left and where the post office is.  Or maybe a little voice in their ear, from their implanted device.  Sigh.

I like the way my teenage son has learned his way around town from his cross country and track team running.  So it’s not from wandering on his own, but often we’ll be out somewhere and he’ll recognize where we are (and know how many miles it is from there back to the high school).

h/t to Geography Education.

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