Saturday, November 05, 2005

Google Maps: Fuel on the Road

An important issue for travelers is where to find a hot cup of caffeinated beverage and some quick and tasty chow. With gas prices still at a prium, that means finding the most convenient cafe, truck stop or fast food joint. Ideally the spots also have WiFi access, to prevent the debilitating symptoms of internet withdrawal.

Now there are several sites that that use google maps to to find quick food/caffeine/WiFi locations:

All the McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King and Jack in the Box restaurants in the U.S. (via Google Maps Mania). If you are in New England, you might want to focus on McDonald's, since it is experimentally serving good coffee. Still missing: a mashup showing El Pollo Loco, my favorite fast food.

Find truckstops with WiFi along your travel route.

Guide to Seattle's free wireless coffee shops. See also Free WiFi by City and Free WiFi in LA.

Corporate sites
Dunkin Donuts store locator

Starbuck's locator

Related topic: How much of your favorite caffeinated beverage will it take to kill you> (250 cans of Diet Coke!)

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Anonymous L said...

Also, see http://www.freewificafes.com/

8:57 PM  

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