You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
We like to know where we are! We're fascinated with location and what location says about narratives and journeys. One of the earliest written works in the Western tradition is The Odyssey, recounting brave Odysseus's journey home from Troy, and his problems with (the wrong!) location. The rise of affordable personal GPS units has given a huge boost to our interest in place, in maps, and in narratives of place. GPS units allow us to document the journey of our own lives with specific times and locations.