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How to Stay in Touch on the Road

Woman Answering Phone Call on Bus Trip

Whether you’re taking a short bus trip to the other side of your state or taking a trip to the other side of the country, you’ll have a blast kicking back and seeing the sights. However, one thing that might frustrate you when traveling by bus is the lack of connectivity. It can be hard to stay in touch with the outside world when you don’t have a great internet connection. Here are some ways that you can keep in touch with others when you’re taking a lengthy bus trip. Use your Cell Phone This is a pretty obvious piece… Read more »

Meal Planning Tips for Bus Living

It is no secret that a bus has less space than a home or apartment but that doesn’t mean you can’t work with it — especially when it comes to food. For people that have adopted the “bus life,” figuring out meals that work is part of the adventure. The key is to know what you’re getting into and learn how to work with the space you have. There are several ways to successfully meal plan if you are embarking on the bus life adventure of a lifetime. Create One-Stop Shops for Your Meals With less space, your meals must… Read more »

Basic Tools Needed for a Bus Conversion

It’s common now to convert a charter bus into a school bus or vice versa. At Northwest Bus Sales, we provide new buses for sale and used buses for sale in the Northwest. Before you start working on a bus conversion, you should understand the basic tools you need to get it done. Here’s some of the basic tools that you’ll need to have on hand before starting a bus conversation: A Good Hammer You’ll likely be using a hammer a lot on your bus conversion. We recommend procuring a hammer that can take a beating — one that is… Read more »

How to Succeed as a Bus Driver

Do you enjoy driving? Are you good when it comes to finding your way around out on the road? Is safety your No. 1 concern when you’re behind the wheel? If you answered “yes” to all these questions, you might make a great bus driver. Northwest Bus Sales has highlighted several qualities that will help you succeed as a bus driver.  You Must Be Personable When people walk onto a bus, it helps them to see a friendly face behind the wheel. Many passengers expect the bus driver to interact a bit and make traveling fun. Whether you’re driving people… Read more »

How to Handle Bus Travel with Children

Traveling by bus is a simple and convenient way to travel, however when you add children into the mix, doing so can get a bit more complicated. Northwest Bus Sales is offering several suggestions on how to handle bus traveling with children for a smooth, fun ride. Do Your Research Compare bus lines for ticket prices and see if you can find discounts for children in their appropriate age group. Depending on where you live, children under a certain age might even be free. Keep in mind that children are often considered adult travelers when they reach a certain age… Read more »

European Buses Experiment with Uber Characteristics

Europe is combining six, 17-seat low-emission minibuses with the concept of Uber to create a new mode of transportation called PickMeUp, Oxford Bus Company’s new “Uber for buses” service. The PickMeUp app and service officially launched in June 2018 as the new public way to travel in Oxford by bus. Residents simply download the PickMeUp app and order a bus to a virtual stop on demand; they set up the pick-up and drop-off points within the app’s chosen zone and add extra passengers as applicable. Users can see their route and estimated time of arrival on the app. The route… Read more »

How to Make Your Bus Stop a Better Place

We here at Northwest Bus Sales talk a lot about buses: why they’re eco-friendly and efficient; why they’re getting more attention from cities and organizations alike; and why they’re great for any group travel occasion. However, what largely goes under the radar is where you get on and off the bus itself: the bus stop! And how that bus stop looks, and feels, can largely impact your overall bus experience. Luckily, there are several bus stop pioneers out there who are rethinking what a bus stop means to its local community and how to improve them. Here are a few… Read more »

The Rare Reason More People are Buying Buses

There are several reasons why people are buying buses at record clips right now. As we mentioned previously on our blog, cities are looking to buses once again to expand their mass transit networks as urban centers rapidly grow. In the era of rideshare, people are more often looking for cost-effective ways to transport large groups of people, even if they don’t know one another. Group travel is 2018’s transit trend, and we’re fully behind it. But there’s another reason why more people are buying buses that has recently arisen and it’s one that is so interesting and unique, it’s… Read more »

Bus Travel Popularity Increases in Seattle

When you think of Seattle, you probably think about coffee or the Space Needle, but these days, two other words might come to mind: public transportation. Seattle is experiencing an influx of new citizens and they are all looking to the Metro systems to get them where they need to go. If you are still unsure of how big bus travel really is in Seattle, then all you need to do is look towards the numbers. The fact of the matter is that Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the country with nearly a quarter million new… Read more »

Traveling to Seattle: Where to Go, What to See

Seattle is one of the most recognizable cities in the world, and for great reason. With so much to see and do, it can be hard to figure out what to do next. We have come up with a quick guide that details some of the best attractions that you simply cannot miss while sightseeing in Seattle this summer! Space Needle One of Seattle’s most recognizable sights is the famous space needle. Constructed for the 1962 World’s Fair, this 605-foot tall attraction is an epic sight and it offers a lot of photo opportunities along with the SkyCity restaurant, an… Read more »

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