The last car trip that you took with your father was a blast, but it was also exhausting. Now that he is no longer comfortable to drive in the dark or in areas where he is not familiar, all of the driving fell to you. And that last trip from Omaha, Nebraska, to Shreveport, Louisiana, 2100 miles total, seemed a little more than either of you could manage. You were tired from all of the driving. Your dad was tired from all of the supervising. No matter that you are 53, your dad still felt the need to offer suggestions, warnings, and directions. Exhausting for both of you.
For these reasons, you have started planning the next long road trip with your father, but for this trip you will be taking one of the available charter buses instead of heading out in your own car. You are combing through the details of the stops and routes, but you are certain that you can find a trip that will be of interest to your father. You do no t really care about the destination. You just enjoy spending the time with your father, and without having to do all of the driving it seems like the next trip could be the best one ever.
Traveling by Charter Buses Provides Convenience and Great Vacations
It is obviously your decision. You can travel in the small confines of your own car or you can travel comfortably on a bus driven by a qualified and licensed driver. The advantages of traveling in your private care often pale in comparison to the benefits that charter companies can provide. Consider the following:
- Charter bus travel is economical. Compared to expensive airfare, traveling by charter buses can help you safe money. In large cities like New York with high priced toll fees and parking charges, charter bus travel is often even less expensive than traveling in your own vehicle. With a full bus of charter bus travelers, the fees of fuel, driver expenses, and toll fees are split among all of the group. In addition, charter bus services are often able to obtain group rates for admissions to many of the most popular sites. Charter buses also have the necessary park passes that individual travels would have to pay themselves. Because motor coach traveler and tourist demand generates more than $55 billion annually in economic transactions, many tourist locations are willing to offer their charter bus travelers significant discounts.
- Charter bus travel is efficient. When some people think of traveling by charter bus, they fear the long waits for the loading and unloading of the bus. This, however, is only a very small part of the picture. The few minutes that you may wait for the rest of the group to board and unboard are small in comparison to the curbside delivery and pick up. Take a popular show in a busy location like Branson, Missouri, for instance. Driving your own car would require arriving as much as 90 minutes in advance to guarantee good parking spots. Charter bus travel, on the other hand, has special and convenient access to curbside drop off and pick up. Instead of walking a great distance to your car and then waiting in long lines to exit the parking lot, a charter bus drop off and pick up can seem instant.
- Charter bus travel is green. In an effort to be more fuel efficient, charter bus travel is often the best choice. For instance, motor coaches achieve 206.6 passenger miles per gallon (MPG); commuter rail achieves 92.4 passenger MPG; transit buses achieve 31.4 passenger MPG; domestic airplane achieves 44 passenger MPG; personal automobiles averaged 27.2 passenger MPG; and hybrid cars 46 passenger MPG. The decision to travel by charter bus is the decision to make a smaller environmental thumbprint. Traveling with charter lines that have upgraded to the newest clean energy models is even more environmentally wise. In fact, the newest motor coaches are three times more efficient in reducing CO2 output when they are compared to commuter rail, and six times more efficient than transit buses.
Are you ready to start planning your next big family vacation?