Just returned from two weeks in London, Devon and the Cotswolds! A successful journey, thanks to Rick and his team's guidance. Wanted to share some of our own tips:
- Our car rental agency had an option for in-car wifi- about $11 US per day. This allowed both of us unlimited internet access in remote areas, without using international data roaming. Great for real-time Google maps navigation, Skype, email, etc.
- As Rick mentions, you can download areas for offline access in Google maps. However, we discovered you can enable Google Maps to download point-to-point directions as well, for uninterrupted navigation in the few areas where the in-car wifi can't reach service.
- If you purchase the detailed Ordnance Survey Maps of rural areas as Rick suggests, there is a code printed on the map that allows you to download a digital copy to your smartphone. Even without data and wifi, if you have location enabled, the app will show your position right on the OS map- great for making your way to remote stone circles!