What can I use wandersource.com for?
Wandersource.com is a smart way to plan a trip. It provides the users with all the information there is to know about a city and the users can plan their itinerary the way they want to.
Wandersource.com is a platform where travellers can write reviews, read reviews and comment about a place as well.
Planning a trip
What is a trip plan?
An itinerary or a trip plan is a schedule of things to be done when you are on a trip. It contains your plan like things to do, things to see, etc in a chronological order. WanderSource helps you to plan this perfect itinerary for your trips
How can I create my trip plan ?
You can create your itinerary from scratch by using our website or you can choose a trip plan that is already present on our website.
If you want to create your own trip plan, click on “Create your trip now” to tell us few things like your destination, when you want to go and what your other preferences are.
This will take you to the trip plan page, where you can see the timeline on the top and the various attractions in that city in the form of blocks. The length of each block denotes the number of hours you need to spend there.
Drag and drop the block that you prefer to the itinerary timeline. The optimal time may appear when you drag this to the itinerary. You can increase or decrease the duration of this visit by altering the blocks size on the timeline.
You can then preview your trip plan on clicking Save.
Save and share your trip plan and enjoy your trip !
Why are there a lot of drop down options when I enter the city of origin or the city of destination?
This is to make sure you choose the correct city. For example – when you choose Melbourne, we need to make sure you select the correct one – either Melbourne in Australia or the Melbourne in Florida, USA.
Why is it mandatory to give my trip a name?
Your trip will be saved on your dashboard with this name. Also we need the name as a reference for your itinerary and also save it on our website to bring back later on!
Why should I mention my order of preference of the type of trip?
We are trying to understand the users better by analyzing what you prefer more. This will help us to enhance the website and the services we offer to you.
How many days can I spend in each city?
Though your actual stay in each city is your choice, WanderSource has the option to plan for 15 days in each city. You could chose the city name again by pressing the Add button if you wish to plan more in one particular city.
How many cities can I keep adding in the Where do you want to go section?
As many as you like. If you face any issues in this, please write to us immediately!
Why do you ask me to give my preference for hotel stars?
Once our accommodation and flights API is ready, you can book your accommodation and flights through wandersource.com after planning your trip. We ask this earlier so that we can get the hotels ready for you according to your choice
What do you mean by Local Experience?
Each city is unique and has its own local flavor. Experience the city like locals do, eat like the locals, feel and live in the city like locals do. We believe this is an amazing way to travel and explore the world, hence this option
Can I plan a trip sometime in the future, the exact dates undecided?
Yes you can! Just choose the option “Dates not decided” on the trip questionnaire page and you can go ahead. You can however, visit us later to make any changes.
Why can’t I see my city in the Origin or destination city list?
We have not yet uploaded all the cities of the world in the destination list and are in the process of adding more destinations. If you want to plan a trip to a particular city and if you don't find it in our list, please write to us.
Could you give me an overview of the planning tool?
A demo on how to use the planner page is available on our website home page. Please have a look and let us know if you have any questions.
I would like to share my itinerary and other webpages of WanderSource with my friends. Can I do it?
Definitely! WanderSource aims to create a community where people share their travel experience, read and write about destinations. Click on the Share button in the homepage or in the trip planning page or Save it first and then click the share button again.
How can I sign up?
Signing up to WanderSource is a very simple process. Click on the Sign in button at the top right on the homepage. Alternatively, you can sign in using your Google or Facebook account.
What to do if I have forgotten my password?
Click on the Forgot Password button and we will send you an email to reset your password.
How much are the charges if I have to use WanderSource?
The website is completely free for all users
Is it mandatory to sign in to WanderSource?
It is not mandatory to register with us but if you don’t you won’t be able to save your trip planned or write a review or use your user dashboard and the many things that we offer to users. You can still search for any destination and view the details of any place without signing in.
How can I find other trips?
In the Search option, you can enter the name of the city and choose the category as Trips. This will help you to see all the trips that were planned for a city in particular by the other users.
Can I search for a trip plan that includes multiple cities?
Yes, do enter the cities one after the other in the search bar. Choose to search under the category Trips.
I found a great trip plan in your website How do I alter it to suit me?
You can open the details page of the trip. Click on either Edit this trip or Click View detailed itinerary. In the detailed itinerary page, you can edit and save your newly created trip
How can I delete an attraction that I have already dragged to my timeline?
On the left corner in every block, you can see a recycle bin icon. Click on this to delete the block.
When I drag a block on the timeline, how will I know where to place it?
For blocks which has the optimal time, there will be green highlight on the timeline suggesting you can place it anywhere in this area as this is the optimal time to visit the attraction. Alternatively, you can choose any time that suits you as well but do check the opening and the closing time of the attraction.
I see the same attraction appearing more than once. Why?
An attraction might be classified under Outdoors and also under Family & Kids as we consider the attraction to be valid for both the categories and hence it will appear under whichever category it can be classified under. Also, if an attraction under Museums is a Must Do, then you will find it both in the Must Do and in the Museum category. Please read up on the attraction to make sure its the same place, however.
How do I how to travel between two attractions that I have placed on the timeline?
The timeline will automatically tell you the best route to take between attractions. You can choose the mode of transport here and it will show on the maps in the trip plan page itself. You can also change the mode of transport by clicking on the travel icon.
How will I know that I have already chosen an attraction?
Once you drag and drop an attraction block on the timeline, the block will fade. You can add it again as well.
I don’t see the attraction that I want to visit. How can I add this?
There will be a section called Search in the trip plan page. Enter the keyword here on the Search bar and then the results will appear in blocks. You can now drag and drop this to your timeline. If you still don’t see it even after you have tried to search for it you can let us know about the place in the “Can’t find what you are looking for? Tell us about the place?” button in the search page of the website.
Can I move around the order of the attractions that I have added?
Yes you can. Just drag and move it to anywhere on the timeline. The distance and the travel options will be re-calculated automatically.
How can I switch between days?
On the top of the timeline, there will be a number for each number of days that you have selected for each city. Click on 2, 3, 4 etc. to switch between the days
How do I know how long it will take to visit a particular attraction?
The length of the block is the duration of the time taken to visit the place
How can I increase or decrease the optimal duration as suggested in the blocks?
Few travellers might want to spend more time at a place and less time at a place. We give you the option to adjust the block length by dragging the block on the timeline to increase or decrease its duration.
How do I change the dates of my trip, edit the blocks, add a day or remove a day, add a city or remove a city?
All this can be done on the Preview page. Please click Save, you will be taken to the Preview page where any kind of changes to your trip plan can be made.
Past Travel experiences
Can I share and talk about the previous trips that I have taken?
WanderSource encourages people to share their previous travel experiences. Click on the “Share your travel experience” button and you can either tell us the entire trip plan that you followed while on the trip or write a review about the place or city you visited, or both.
I don’t remember exactly when I went on the past trip?
No problem, just tell us the month / year in the “When did you go” question
Why do I need to enter what kind of a trip this was when I have already completed it?
We, at WanderSource will study and understand the kind of travel categories that you most prefer as this will help in giving valuable feedback on how to improvise our services better.
For what cities can I plan a trip to using WanderSource?
WanderSource will be adding cities constantly to the destination list. For now, we have the below cities in the destination list that you can plan a trip to (updated list) -