• Great Communities and Networks for Female Travelers to Join


    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


    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!


    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…

  • Travel the World Within the USA: America’s Cultural Communities

    Booking a flight to travel to far off places can be expensive. Fortunately, you don’t need to cross an ocean to experience another culture! Within the United States, there are many cultural communities, shaped by cultural enclaves and a history of immigration which brings bits and pieces of the world to the USA. From one of the world’s largest Chinese immigrant communities to a town rooted in Dutch heritage, check out some of these places to experience another culture, no passport required! Download the CheckMyBus app for FREE for your Mobile Device: Visit the Largest Chinese Community in North America Perhaps America’s most famous enclave, New York’s Chinatown is home…

  • America’s Top Five Summer Beach Destinations


    Summer is finally here! As the temperatures continue to rise and the days get sunnier, why not plan to make the most of it? Beach communities across America are already embracing tons of tourists looking to have some fun in the sun. With CheckMyBus, you can spend less money on the journey and more at the beach. Below are some of our suggestions for

  • Rock Out at some of America’s Best Music Festivals this Summer


    Summer is right around the corner, which means cities across the country are gearing up to host major music festivals. With top talent like Ariana Grande, Twenty-One Pilots, Tame Impala and Childish Gambino touring, there’s really no shortage of performances to enjoy. With

  • FlixBus Celebrates its First Year of Operations in the USA

    It has been nearly a year since FlixBus began selling its first tickets in the United States for select routes in the Southwest. Since then, the company has expanded throughout the region, and even opened new routes in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Reflecting on the progress made, CEO Andre Schwämmlein has said that business in California has been

  • Top Ten Cities for Bachelor or Bachelorette Parties in the USA

    Choosing the perfect spot for a bachelor or bachelorette party can take a lot of planning, and rely on a variety of factors. From individual interests, location to alcohol tolerance, it’s always a smart idea to compare your options and see what would be the best fit for your group. Below are our top ten picks for cities we’re sure will make for a memorable occasion. CheckMyBus Tip: Rent a Bus If you’re traveling with a bigger group or want more freedom to plan out your own travel itinerary, then renting a bus can be the easiest and cheapest way to navigate your party. By filling out our Bus Rental…

  • Bus Cancellations and the Digital Wallet

    Over the past years, the intercity bus market in the United States has undergone rapid technological changes. Many companies have updated their booking processes to accommodate electronic tickets, allow for seat reservations and have expanded on-board services, including free wi-fi and offer a variety of entertainment options. A recent innovation is for bus companies to offer a digital wallet, which allows canceled tickets to count towards your next booked trip. Benfits of the Digital Wallet Saving canceled trips as a form of credit generally makes it easier and quicker to reschedule trips. When requesting a traditional cancellation, it can take multiple business days to receive a refund, which can make…