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Category: Bus Tips

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 »

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 »

Beat Bus Ride Blues with our Long Distance Travel Tips

Tourist travel by bus allows the entire group to stay together so that you don’t have to worry about waiting around for anyone to catch up or arrive at your final destination. But there can be some challenges that come along with taking long distance trips, and we want to help you conquer them. Beat your bus ride blues with a few of our long distance travel tips below. Designate an Activities Coordinator Sitting on a bus for hours at a time would cause anyone to get stir crazy. That’s why it’s a good idea for groups to elect an… Read more »

Tips for Traveling with Seniors

Traveling with senior citizens can present unique challenges. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling by air, boat, bus, or some other form of transportation. You are going to want to take the proper precautions to ensure seniors arrive at their final destination safely. Here are a few tips for senior travel that will make it possible. Give yourself extra time when traveling with seniors. When you are planning a trip that will include one or more senior citizens, you are going to want to make sure you adjust your schedule accordingly to allow for extra time for getting to… Read more »

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