• #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…

  • Coronavirus: What you Need to Know as a Traveler

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    The spread of coronavirus in the United States has forced the government to take extraordinary measures to contain it. CheckMyBus is following the situation closely to update its users on what’s going on, and the consequences for bus transportation. +++ Important Information about Transportation Services +++ Due to rapid changes in the situation, various administrations and businesses are producing frequent service updates, timetables and ticketing information. We strongly recommend you to only travel if it’s essential and to check the status of your trip in advance. We suggest passengers to contact the operating companies directly regarding rescheduling tickets, cancellations and refunds. The American government has been working to charter commercial…

  • Great Communities and Networks for Female Travelers to Join

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    Traveling should be an adventure. A way to explore the world freely and to learn about other cultures and ways of life. Hitting the road can be amazing, but for many of us, it can also be a challenge especially when traveling solo, and even more so if we’re solo female travelers. Women are a rising force in the tourism industry. To put things in perspective, 70% of all travel decisions are made by women and not only that, several travel companies have reported that it’s much more common for women to travel alone than men. Unfortunately, there’s a big disconnect between reports and reality. Solo female travelers face many…

  • Five Amazing Places in Mexico for a Slow-Paced Vacation

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    Spring break is right around the corner! While images of beach parties in Cancún or Playa del Carmen may come to mind when thinking of a vacation in Mexico, this country offers so much more! From ancient pyramids to rich cultural museums and vibrant architecture, there are boundless opportunities to explore. Thanks to Mexico’s extensive network of intercity buses, you can travel throughout the country without breaking the bank! If you’re looking for a trip with a slower pace and fewer crowds, then check out some of our picks for amazing places in Mexico! San Miguel de Allende Famed for its artistic flair, San Miguel de Allende attracts all kinds…

  • Carnival Celebrations Around the World You Won’t Want to Miss!

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    Carnival season is right around the corner! You know what that means? It’s time to party! With vibrant costumes, elaborate masks, glistening beads and impressive parades, people around the world immerse themselves in the spectacle of it all. Originally regarded as a transition into the Catholic Lent, this tradition has evolved into extravagant displays of grandeur. Not everything is about Rio though! Other cities around the world paint the celebration with an entirely different brush, taking elements from their own cultures. Check out our top picks for the most memorable Carnival experiences around the globe! Cologne Carnival Alaaf! If you’re looking for a wild time, then look no further than…

  • 10 Amazing Weekend Trips from New York City

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    While the hustle and bustle of life in the Big Apple can be exciting, it can also be a bit stressful and isn’t always easy on your wallet. Every once and a while, it’s nice to have an escape even if you don’t have the time off or money to plan a big excursion. The good news is that travel doesn’t have to be expensive! There are tons offun and exciting options nearby for day and weekend trips. Whether you’re interested in rock climbing, strolling through nature, a cultural city break or a shopping spree, check out our ideas for day trips from New York! Springfield, MA This small city…