• Meet friends and See the World with the NEW CheckMyBus App

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    CheckMyBus, the world’s leading meta-search engine, has launched a new and improved mobile app for Android and iOs devices. With bus content available in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia, users can compare local, national, and international routes all in one place. So, whether you want to compare multiple bus companies for familiar local routes or are exploring an entirely new country, you can count on the CheckMyBus app to find and compare the best bus deals. Download the CheckMyBus app for FREE for your Mobile Device: When searching for a bus route, you can either enter your origin manually or use your current location to find…

  • Haunting Halloween Destinations

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    Every year, cities throughout the US have embraced the Halloween spirit by hosting haunted houses, spooky masquerades, costumed parades, and decorating notable landmarks and buildings in a ghoulish fashion. However, some cities go above and beyond to provide thrills by recognizing the darker side of their histories. Ghost sightings, witch trials, headless horsemen, and pirates create the frightening lore that makes these places worth a visit during the Halloween season. Salem, MA No list of Halloween towns would be complete without Salem, Massachusetts. Back in the 17th century, the infamous Salem Witch Trials resulted in the executions of 26 people accused of witchcraft. Moreover, every October, Salem celebrates the Festival…

  • Roadtrip in the USA: Visit the real-life sites from Hamilton!

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    Unless you’re living under a rock, there’s a good chance you may have heard about a little musical called Hamilton. Since its premier back in 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s work of art has garnered critical acclaim both within the USA and internationally. Not only does the show feature great music, memorable performances and a witty script, but it’s ignited a further interest in American history for many of its fans. With the recent release of the film version of the play, we have put together a quick guide with some of the most important places throughout the Eastern United States that shaped the country’s history but also played an important part…

  • Safety measures for post-coronavirus travel

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    Bus stations and airports around the world are resuming operations within the new reality of the pandemic. Among the new safety measures for post-coronavirus travel (COVID-19) adopted, the most common ones are an added emphasis on cleaning, including the use of gel alcohol. This is especially true for major touch points like handrails, elevator buttons and seats. In addition, audible warnings about symptoms and guidance from trained professionals are already part of the routine. See also, other highlights below: Travel protection Bus companies and airlines prepare their security protocols. In this case, as the coronavirus (COVID-19) first arrived in Asia and Europe, the USA has the advantage of learning from…

  • Bus Transportation in the United States

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    2020 has been an extremely challenging year for the bus industry in the United States.  The spread of COVID-19 has forced the majority of American intercity bus operators to halt operations or reduce services.  As a result, thousands of bus companies have parked their buses to comply with newly enacted travel restrictions and the coronavirus situation has impacted millions of travelers nationwide. Without a steady stream of passengers, bus companies are working diligently to survive. So far, the United States bus industry has been left out of any government funding to assist companies in this time of need. Fortunately, organizations such as the American Bus Association are on the front…

  • #BusForGood: The Heroes of the Coronavirus Crisis

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    With the coronavirus situation, many around the world are urged to stay at home. And right now, even though everything seems like bad news, there’s still a lot of good going around we’d like to highlight. Many of our modern-day heroes, like emergency workers and healthcare professionals, still need to travel to and from work. Meanwhile, many travelers stranded abroad are looking for ways to get back to their home countries. Fortunately, in the face of this situation, some companies, bus drivers and staff have stepped up. They support their communities and the people who serve them as a good testament of the phrase: we’re stronger together. Here are some…

  • Learn Languages at Home to Prepare for Travel

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    Want to learn another language? Feel that you have more time on your hands due to Covid-19 lockdowns? There are several apps or language learning sites that are offering free lessons or at reduced prices. So, if you fancy a sangria in Cádiz or have the urge to shop in Paris or plan on backpacking through Thailand or Vietnam. In no particular order, here are five language learning sites/apps to prepare you for travel. Babbel Similar to Rosetta Stone, Babbel is a subscription service. However, it’s free to register and the first lesson of each course is free to try. As an added bonus, Babbel will also offer a free…

  • Fun websites and activities for kids to do at home

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    While the current situation has been a difficult time for a lot of people, for children it can be especially confusing and frustrating. Many may be missing their friends from school and not understand why they can’t see them on weekends or why you had to cancel that vacation you’ve been planning. Being stuck in the house can seem like a boring punishment. But it doesn’t have to be that way! There are many ways to keep the restlessness at bay, and get the imagination running. What’s more, many companies, like Lego and Disney, have adapted to the situation and offer ways to keep kids virtually entertained while stuck indoors.…

  • Websites to Help you Travel Virtually When you’re Stuck at Home

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    Are you itching to travel but unable to leave home because of the coronavirus? Check out our guide and discover websites to help you go on adventures right from your sofa! Just because you’re stuck at home, doesn’t mean you can’t get a taste of what the world has to offer. From some of the world’s best museums to national parks and zoos, you’d be surprised at all the opportunities to travel virtually right at your fingertips. Virtual Tours in Museums While it’s true that many museums around the world have closed their doors for the time being, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy their exhibits! Many world class…

  • Five Things to do at Home During Quarantine

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    The coronavirus emergency has put countries around the world to the test. Governments have been urging their citizens to stay home in an effort to control the situation. Consequently, travel by bus or train have been reduced or in many cases cancelled. Travel is reserved for emergencies. With all this time at home, how do we keep ourselves occupied? We at CheckMyBus have five recommendations to make the most of the quarantine to make this difficult time a little bit easier. 1. Let’s take care of each other We may be isolated, but we are not alone! No matter if you are at home with your family or not, there…