I tend to rely on Google Maps a little too much for directions (that or GPS maps on my iPhone). But every now and then, I decide I want to mix up the trip and take a different route. Sometimes I'll just move the travel points on the map to change the travel route, but I never know if it's an effective way to get to my destination.
Well Google has just announced that you can now access alternate routes under the Suggested Routes heading in Google Maps. What's great is that the suggested routes aren't just "alternate travel routes" but directions that actually make sense for a variety of reasons, including cost, distance, travel time, and more.