I've mentioned before that I am slightly directionally challenged. I think it may be more of a lack of interest when driving and not really paying much attention to anything other than the direct route I am traveling and sites around. I find myself remembering passing an establishment but not really knowing when or exactly where it was. I've always been this way. I don't see it changing.
I like to print maps, or at least write down the exact directions, from the internet. It just depends on the distance. Local.com has combined mapping services with all other features of a site and made itself the one stop for all information pertaining to local businesses. Whether you are looking for directions to the local library, Hours of operation of your favorite restaurant, or directions to the new Sports arena, Local.com is the place to look. Check it out.
I printed directions from another mapping service the other day when I had to deliver dinner to a friend who had just had a baby. She only lives 5 miles away, but I had never been to her new house, so I mapped it. The directions I got literally had me taking 4 lefts and 4 rights alternating between, when I could have made a left a right and another left and right. I guess I should start paying closer attention while I'm driving so I do not have to depend on others or the internet for directions.