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Top 5 Tips to Enjoy Traveling by Motorcoaches


If you are travel planning for a bus or motorcoach trip, you may want to think about all the ways you can make your trip more enjoyable.

If the trip to the group’s destination is rough, it can make your entire vacation terrible. Simply planning ahead can change the trip’s outlook. No one wants to be miserable for hours so, following these travel planning tips will help keep you happy for your whole trip.

  1. Pick your seat carefully. When thinking about where you want to sit on the bus or motorcoach, you need to decide if you would rather be by the window or the aisle. If you’re traveling through the night, you have to plan for where you think sleeping would be easiest. Be sure to choose a seat next to someone who will not make you uncomfortable.
  2. Bring snacks and drinks. The buses and motorcoaches will not provide a snack like airplanes do so, you will have to pack you own. Buses do not always have bathrooms available. You will have to be careful with the amount of liquid you consume. Be sure to pack easy-to-eat foods like a granola bar or trail mix.
  3. Entertain yourself. Pack some headphones and listen to music. Some buses offer wifi so, and you may even be able to watch videos or movies. Pack your favorite book or some magazines. Bus rides can last for hours so, being sure to pack enough to keep you occupied for the entire ride there and back. Be sure to bring multiple devices (your iPad, phone, and laptop) so that if one has a dead battery, you have another to stay busy.
  4. Arrive early. The earlier you arrive, the better seat choice you will have. If you want a specific spot, arrive at the bus station early so, you can be first on the bus and get whatever seat you want.
  5. Bring a pillow and throw blanket. Buses and motorcoaches are not always your heated to your preference. Having a blanket and pillow will keep you comfortable enough and may help you sleep better. If light and noise stop you from sleeping, consider bringing earplugs or noise canceling headphones and an eye mask.

Now that you know how to keep yourself entertained and enjoy the trip, you can finish your travel planning by comparing local charter bus rates near you!