Travel Website Review: WhereFor

Travel experience is often great but the planning…

Traveling is a delightful and enlightening experience for most travelers, whether as a family trip or solo backpacking! But, there is no denial of the fact that the part of planning a trip is nothing but a painful process. On numerous occasions, I have given up on trips just because it got highly cumbersome and almost impossible to plan the trip during the days in which I was available or within a budget that I could easily afford. More often than not, I’d end up juggling with over a hundred tabs on my browser, which would eventually crash my computer and put me to sleep and there goes my trip down the drain.

Thankfully, someone chose to rethink the way we plan our travels! The problem is not in the way we plan our trips, but the problem lies in the mismatch between how we think of traveling and how we plan our travels.  WhereFor, a travel based search engine was recently launched at SXSW 2016 at Austin, Texas and it looks like they have a reliable solution for us, travelers!

WhereFor has realized the gaps in travel planning!

WhereFor is a one-stop solution for traveling, right from planning to execution! A lot of travel planning websites like Expedia and Kayak expect us to do our homework before we land on their websites, i.e. we need to know where we are traveling to. But that’s not how we think. A lot of times we really don’t know the options we have to travel to! That’s where WhereFor works differently. Here’s a snippet from the website that explains how it works in four simple steps:

 

How WhereFor Works - Source: WhereFor
How WhereFor Works – Source: WhereFor

What’s Different About WhereFor?

The one thing that stood out for me is that WhereFor operates in a way that we think. I am quite practical when it comes to traveling and every time I plan a trip the first question I ask from myself is how much money I have for the trip. Then, I explore the traveling options I have by asking friends around and taking a note of their trip expenses. That is how I narrow down my options. However,  this approach is neither reliable nor cost and time efficient, in most scenarios. WhereFor aims to simplify this stage of travel planning.  It allows you to explore the best options to travel to and the cheapest options for flights and hotels that suit your budget,  further you can complete your booking on the same site. An end-t0-end solution!

WhereFor aims to simplify this stage of travel planning.  It offers you the best (or cheapest) options for flights and hotels that suit your budget and further allows you to complete your booking on the same site. In other words, it offers an end to end support and solution for travel planning.

Analysis of the User Interface of WhereFor

Here’s my analysis of the landing page of WhereFor.com. I have highlighted different areas of the UI with red boxes and added my interpretations in text boxes. The snippet below is from my Macbook on Safari, however, the mobile website is pretty responsive on android and iOS.

Hyper Trypsy Analysis of WhereFor UI
Hyper Trypsy Analysis of WhereFor UI

The getting started experience with WhereFor is pretty quick and intuitive. All you have to do is enter your budget, dates of travel and click on the Search button. In about 10-30 seconds you are given numerous options of travel destinations that suit your budget!

Who’ll benefit from WhereFor?

I will simply quote the CEO of WhereFor, Ryan Wenger :

WhereFor is for the adventurous traveler who wants to explore their options, and the budget-conscious traveler who wants the best deal

Step by Step Guide for Getting Started with WhereFor

Step 1: Enter your budget and dates of travel!
Step 1: Enter your budget and dates of travel!

 

Step 2: Allow a few seconds for the website to prepare the itinerary!
Step 2: Allow a few seconds for the website to prepare the itinerary!

 

Step 3: Explore the various travel options that suit your budget!
Step 3: Explore the various travel options that suit your budget!

 

Step 4: Choose an option and proceed with it for deals.
Step 4: Choose an option and proceed with it for deals.

 

Step 5: Evaluate the best flight and hotel option for the trip
Step 5: Evaluate the best flight and hotel option for the trip

 

Step 6: Chat with customer support for any assistance
Step 6: Chat with customer support for any assistance

 

Step 7: Book your trip!
Step 7: Book your trip!

 

By the way, I even saved $15 with WhereFor, that’s a sumptuous breakfast meal for me!

Key Takeaways

1. A Dedicated Travel Search Engine:

In about 10 seconds, our software analyzes a quarter million hotels and 5 million flights in over 150 destinations

2. Cheapest Hotel and Flight Options: 

We offer the cheapest airfare and hotel prices. If you find a cheaper price within 24 hours of your booking, we’ll credit the difference.

3. Best Cancelation Policy:

For flight reservations, if you cancel by the end of the next business day, we will give you a full refund.

4. Free Trip Financing

For a limited time, qualified customers can book a flight and/or hotel, and spread the total over 12 easy monthly payments, with 0% financing and no fees.

Scope of Improvement

1. How does WhereFor help us learn more about the possible travel destinations? I didn’t find much information about the various travel destinations that showed up as options under my travel criteria. I wasn’t aware of the details of many cities and naturally got drawn towards the more common options like SFO. In future, I would love to see more information on various possible travel destinations.

2. Can WhereFor make suggestions on what we can do with the money that we save? The user experience would get enhanced further if WhereFor gave suggestions for what could be done with the money that we saved, for example, a extra budget meal or an event pass or a walking tour in $15!

 

3. The hotels reviews are missing: It’s hard to book a hotel without any reviews or feedback from guests. WhereFor did mention that they are working on integrating Trip Advisor reviews into the website pretty soon, that should help!

 

What Is Your Next Step?

So what are you waiting for?

Start planning your next trip! 

Sign up at WhereFor.com and enter your budget and dates of travel! 

Sing up and You have a chance of winning a free trip as well!

Don’t Forget to tag us during the trip @HyperTrypsy and @WhereForTravels on FB!

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Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration between me and wherefor. The idea behind the review is purely informational and all the views presented are my own, like always.

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32 Replies to “Travel Website Review: WhereFor”

  1. That’s an awesome app. I love that it takes care of everything, from the budget to the destination. It’s definitely perfect for people who loves to travel but also wants to save a few bucks.

  2. Wherefor can really help you plot out your travels in relation to your budget. This can help you in the planning and execution part while giving you a lot of saving opportunities.

  3. I like the idea of a site that recommends a variety of places for a set budget. I’d be curious to check it out and see how it truly works. That said, I have a frequent flier package that works extremely well for me so, my goal would be to see how this compliments mine.

  4. Travel planning has always been overwhelming and tedious for me. There are so many resources out there to help and I’m sure to keep track of all my favorite go to sites to get things done quickly and for the best rates possible.

  5. wow, this site looks extremely helpful! thanks for sharing about this. i will definitely check this out for my next travel plan!

  6. this sounds like such a great tool when you know you want to travel but don’t have a destination in mind

  7. Awesome site! Thank you very much for sharing this. I could definitely use this. I know a friend who’s looking to travel for cheaper. He could definitely use this. Thanks for sharing again.

  8. Step by Step instructions are nice. Screenshots are too, they make things clearer and easier to follow. You’ve done a good job here.

  9. If I was going on a vacation, I would definitely consider trying this travel website! Looks like it would make things much easier.

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  11. This seems like a great way to help planning a trip. I love going on vacations, but the planning can be so stressful at times.

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  13. Yes, planning is the part I hate most about travelling! And also the budgeting! Hahaha… I hope to be able to go different countries to film and act, one day!

  14. Ironically enough I love to travel yet I’ve never gone anywhere that requires a travel agent. I really need to broaden my horizons. Thanks for sharing

  15. I’m going to check this out right now. I do exactly as you described when I’m planning. I hope a trillion windows and then get myself lost among them all and usually then can’t even remember what I was looking at and have to start all over. It would be really great to have one tool that can help you find somewhere to go within budget and then pick out the best hotels in that range.

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