Planning a trip

May 8, 2017

Furkot is a road trip planner. It does things that you used to do with a road atlas and a bunch of post it notes. Or - more recently - with a spreadsheet and a bunch of websites displaying maps.

Different trips call for different trip planning process. You will find couple of pointers to get you started here. You do not need to follow this process though. Great thing about computers is that they do not mind doing stuff over and over again. So start small, add a few stops, find a lodging or two, add more stops, and then some more lodgings. Continue until everything looks good to you. Furkot is flexible. It will try to work with you.

Hotels, campgrounds and other lodgings

January 30, 2018

Going on a trip, just like any vacation, means you won't be sleeping at home. But on the road, unlike a stationary vacation, you will be sleeping in many places, possibly a different one every night. Finding one suitable lodging is not an easy task; finding a string of them can be positively daunting. Not to mention the very real possibility of incidentally booking an accommodation in the wrong place or for the wrong day. You don't want to plan for Las Vegas, Nevada and end up in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Or book for tomorrow if what you aimed for is next month. Furkot will help you avoid such, possibly costly, mistakes.

Finding points of interest

July 21, 2018

You don't go on a road trip just to drive from one place to another. Well, may be you do, but it never hurts to check what's hiding along your route. And we are not talking about the biggest ball of twine. Or the biggest chair. Or the biggest telescope.

Furkot can help you locate hiking trails, diving spots, biking routes, ski resorts. It plugs into Wikipedia to find places. It uses Foursquare to uncover parks and other outdoors spots. All those goodies are located in the Find drawer: open it and start playing.

What Furkot is good for

May 8, 2017

Furkot is a trip planner. It can help you plan your trip to the tiniest detail including attractions, meals and pit stops. Or it can quickly give you an idea whether that impromptu trip that you are dreaming of is feasible. Perfectionists and procrastinators both can find it useful.

Below is the list of all things you can do with Furkot. It's meant to be comprehensive but if you discover something we missed here don't be alarmed. We are working on making Furkot better every day. Just make sure to let us know.

When things don't work

July 21, 2018

We strive to make Furkot as bug-free as possible but sometimes things do break. Whenever something unexpected happens please let us know. Send an e-mail or contact us on Twitter or Facebook. If we know about a problem we will be able to fix it faster.

Do I have to sign up to use Furkot?

June 17, 2017

You don't have to sign up to use Furkot.

We made it easy to try Furkot out without creating an account: all it takes is one click on the orange Plan A Trip button on Furkot welcome page. However, if you find yourself planning an actual trip it might be a good idea to sign up. It will give you access to your trip from browsers other than the one you initially used. That includes access from other computers, phones and tablets. You will also be able to share your trip with others and configure your account settings.

How Furkot makes money

June 9, 2017

Furkot is free to its users. You can plan your trips without paying us anything. That said Furkot needs to pay its bills and make money for its creators. We would like to share with you some details on what we do and - what's equally important - what we don't do to reconcile that.

What happened to Google Maps

July 21, 2018

On Monday, July 16, 2018 new pricing plan for Google Maps Platform (map and related APIs that Furkot heavily relies upon) went into effect. It is a radical price increase: Google decided to raise the prices tenfold and decrease its free service quotas by 90%.

Starting Monday, July 16, 2018 Furkot is not longer using Google mapping API.