For a great many years, bus travel was a very popular way to reach your destination and see the sites whilst on vacation. The numbers of bus travelers have declined because many of us preferred faster modes of transport such as air travel or our own car. It is worth a thought however, bus travel for a start is far cheaper than purchasing an airline ticket, you get to see a great deal more of the countryside and there are still hundreds of bus routes across every country which will take you to where ever you want to go. It takes the stress out of road travel – no maps, no directions to worry about just sit back and watch the world going by.
If you are interested in bus travel, you can find a variety of routes depending on where you are going, and when you want to go. Some routes will have a lot of stops along the way, but they may not offer you a lot of time to explore the area. There are tour groups that use bus travel to host specialty tours. These tours may go through a certain part of the country to view the countryside, or may go to a specific destination like the Grand Canyon, or Niagara Falls.
If you would like to take a group of people or even have a family day out say to a city which is relatively close the bus is a stress free, fast and simple option. Bus companies will arrange group bookings without any problem and some may even offer special prices depending on the size of the group and the destination – it is worth shopping around!
Bands, and other entertainment types, also often use bus travel. They find this the cheapest and easiest way to get from city to city. These aren’t your average buses, however, and they offer many of the comforts of home. Many come with complete bathrooms, great sleeping spaces, living areas, and loads of electronic diversions. If you can afford this type of bus travel, know you will be traveling in style.
For a great many years bus and train were the main modes of transport used to travel across the country for vacations. In recent years the industry is starting to see more people returning especially after 9/11 and the constant risk of terrorist attacks on aircraft. People with financial restraints, especially students are also discovering that using the bus is a far cheaper way of travel