• Visit Some of the Best Christmas markets in the USA!

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    Mulled wine, decorated stands, delicious bratwurst and strudel and most importantly, the spirit of community all make Christmas Markets a staple of the holiday season. This German tradition has made its way to the United States, where an estimated 44 million Americans have full or partial German ancestry. Cities all over the country are now hosting their own iteration of German Christmas Markets, and the result is a wonderful German tradition with an American flair. Below are some of the most prominent Christmas Markets in the USA, all easily accessible by bus. Save Money this Holiday Season by Taking the Bus! No matter where you live in the country, spend…

  • Top 6 Haunting Halloween Destinations Across the USA

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    Want to celebrate Halloween in the scariest and most exciting way? Check out the top 6 haunting Halloween destinations across the USA. Every year, cities throughout the US embrace 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. Ready to discover the best haunting destinations in the USA? They’re just a bus ride away. Download the CheckMyBus…

  • Discover Europe’s Fairy Tale Destinations!

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    Ever wish that your life was more like a fairy tale? Even the most fantastical stories have been influenced by real places. From the fairy tale collection of the Brothers Grimm to Hans Christian Andersen’s books, European landscapes and cities have provided so much inspiration to these classic stories. Whether you already have a trip to Europe planned or are looking for new ideas, be sure to visit some of these beautiful places to add a little magic to your vacation. You can reach them cheaply by bus! Download the CheckMyBus app for FREE for your Mobile Device: Explore Alice’s Stomping Grounds in Oxford Known as the cradle for modern…

  • The Rise of Luxury Bus Lines

    Luxury is actually the last thing you think of when traveling by coach. The prejudice still persists that long-distance buses are a particularly uncomfortable way to travel. Some providers in the USA want to counter this – with their unique luxury bus fleet. Download the CheckMyBus app for FREE for your Mobile Device: Luxury Buses – A New Way of Travel When you think of an intercity bus ride, most of the time it does not equate to traveling in luxury. However, a number of bus services around the country are providing a luxury bus experience on their intercity routes. Especially in areas where air and rail service is either…

  • Travel to the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

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    This winter season, up until February 21, come see the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights. Every year, the city of Niagara Falls kicks off the holiday season by lighting up both the iconic waterfalls and the city itself in a plethora of festive lights and is Canada’s largest illumination festival. The festival draws in roughly 1.5 million visitors each year and has become an annual tradition in Canada. Consequently, the whole atmosphere of the city gives you the feeling of being in a magical fairy land. Find the Best Way to Experience the Falls Whether you’re just passing by the city to see the falls, or would like to…

  • 5 top destinations for New Year’s Eve!

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    Everyone around the country can imagine the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration hosted in Time Square each year. The event draws in people from all around the country every year, though for many traveling across the country isn’t a possibility. Fortunately, there are other amazing celebrations happening in cities all over the country that might be a little closer to home, so you don’t have to stay in and watch the ball drop. Below are some of the best alternatives to Time Square to celebrate the New Year! Celebrate New Year’s Eve Out Right, by Saving Money on Transportation! Taking the bus is not only the best option for the…

  • Make the most of your Thanksgiving bus trip!

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    With Thanksgiving around the corner, thousands of passengers will be traveling by bus to see their families. Some journeys will be long but if you follow a couple of simple steps, they will definitely be easier to handle. We have put together a list of insider tips to let you enjoy your Thanksgiving bus ride as much as the destination!   How to make the most of your next bus trip Before your trip During your trip Saving $ Across the border Find all the answers to your questions in our  ➠   FAQ Before your trip Planning your trip home for Thanksgiving ensures you an easy trip. No one wants…

  • America’s Longest Bus Rides & Scenic Routes

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    Next time you catch yourself complaining about your 4-hour bus ride from Boston to New York City, consider this: the longest ever bus ride took almost 400 days to complete. We’ll go back to our record-breaking mammoth of a journey in a moment but, first, let’s take a look closer to home. Download the CheckMyBus app for FREE for your Mobile Device: America’s Longest Bus Rides America is the world’s 4th largest country with a surface area of 3.5m square miles. This means there’s a lot of ground to cover if you want to travel from coast to coast. Jack Kerouac did it in the 50s and there still is…

  • Frequently Asked Questions about the Bus (FAQ)

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    Here, you will find the most frequently asked questions about the bus from CheckMyBus users. Thanks to the well-established bus routes across America and the efforts of numerous companies, such as Greyhound, megabus and FlixBus, bus travel has been made a lot easier than before. Apart from the low price tickets, traveling by bus offers you advantages, such as extra luggage  compared to flights or rail, free and fast Wi-Fi on board as well as XXL legroom with reclining seats. Simply enjoy a cheap and comfortable bus trip! In addition, this extensive coverage has allowed for very cheap ticket prices and a large number of destinations to visit by bus.…

  • Passenger Rights on Intercity Buses

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    While perhaps not as regulated as in Europe, most American bus companies provide a base standard for passenger rights. But how do passenger rights in the U.S. compare to the rest of the world, particularly Europe? Delays and cancellations on intercity buses Unfortunately, there is very little information about delays and cancellations for intercity buses in the U.S. This contrasts with the EU’s 181/2011 regulation which guarantees the rights of passengers traveling on scheduled bus trips with a minimum distance of 250 Km (155 miles). Passengers can receive compensated if their departure time is delayed. No compensation will be made, however, if the bus’ arrival is delayed. Did you know?…