• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Hidden Gems in the American West

    The American west has no shortage of exciting attractions from the Redwood Forest to Hollywood, the Las Vegas Strip, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Route 66. Between all these major destinations, however, are hidden gems that are also worth a visit. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, make the most of your