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.

Furkot Terms and Conditions of Use

February 23, 2017

These Terms and Conditions of Use ("Terms") constitute the agreement between LEWYHALS LLC ("the Company") and you as a user who accesses, subscribes to access or otherwise establishes a connection (“you”) to the world wide web site Furkot, currently under the domain name ("Site"), and including any sub-domains and other related products and services, which are owned and controlled by the Company.

By accessing the Site, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this Site. The materials contained in this Site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

1. Privacy

As a condition of downloading, accessing, or using the Site, you also agree to the terms of the Furkot Privacy Policy.

2. Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on the Site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

  • modify or copy the materials;
  • use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  • attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on the Site;
  • remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  • transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by the Company at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

The materials on the Site are provided "as is". The Company makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non- infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, the Company does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this Site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall the Company or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on the Site, even if the Company or an authorized representative of the Company has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on the Site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The Company does not warrant that any of the materials on the Site are accurate, complete, or current. The Company may make changes to the materials contained on the Site at any time without notice. The Company does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

The Company has not reviewed all of the web sites linked to the Site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Company of the web site. Use of any such linked web site is at the your own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

The Company may revise these terms of use for the Site at any time. If we decide to change our terms of service, we will post those changes on this page, and update the modification date below.

This document was last modified on 2017/02/24

By using this Site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to the Site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Wyoming without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Furkot Privacy Policy

March 9, 2016

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site.

When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter the name and e-mail address. You don’t have to use your real name. You may visit our site anonymously (as a guest), but in such case we cannot guarantee that you’ll be able to retrieve your information later. You can also register using Facebook, Twitter or other 3rd party services.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you is used only to personalize your experience. We store your data for you, and we need to identify you to enable you to access it.

How do we protect your information?

All data transfers between your computer and our servers are encrypted. We never store your password in clear text.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service provider systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We also use other technologies (known as local data storage) to store data to your browser.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits. We use local data to improve the performance and allow you to use Furkot when not online.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. We may release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties non-personally identifiable aggregated visitor information with the following exception: we feature third party content on our website and we may transfer non-personally identifiable visitor information to the outside parties when reporting on their content usage. The subsequent use of such data by the said outside parties is beyond our control.

Third party links

In the course of doing business, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Your data

Your trip data belongs to you. You can always export it and use with other applications. You can delete your trips from Furkot, which removes your data from our servers, and eventually, from our backups. We only store your account data in connection with your trips. If you delete all your trips, after a period of time, we will remove your account.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 2016/3/10

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.