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4 Tips for Sleeping on a Bus

Coach Buses for Sale in Seattle, WA

While a bus undoubtedly offers many advantages to its passengers, a smooth and comfortable night of sleep usually isn’t one of them. Let’s be honest, it’s tough to get the quality and quantity sleep you need anywhere other than your warm bed, but sleeping on the road can be particularly challenging. Unfortunately, because extended bus trips and overnight buses are often the most efficient transportation options for travelers, you might be stuck with a bus seat as your bed for the night. Don’t worry though—if you use our tips to prepare yourself ahead of your ride, you’ll still be able… Read more »

4 Tricks for Staying Cool on Public Transportation This Summer

New and Used Buses for Sale in Seattle, WA

Doesn’t it feel like we were just clinking our champagne glasses, ringing in the New Year? And now suddenly the spring flowers have bloomed and we don’t need to wear jackets outside anymore? With summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare for the heat and humidity that come along with it. Thanks to the invention of air conditioning, this is usually not a problem. For those of us who commute on public transportation, however, things can get sticky and sweaty pretty quickly. Luckily, there are a few tricks you can use to keep cool on public transit! 1)… Read more »

What You Should Know About a Used Bus Before You Buy It

Used Buses for Sale in the Northwest

There are a lot of personal considerations to make when you decide to buy a used bus. How do you want to use it? How much use are you looking to get out of it? How much room do you need? Once you determine the answers to these questions and any other needs you have for your bus, you’re ready to start shopping! As you browse through online listings and peruse sale lots, there’s a new set of factors to keep in mind to ensure you’re getting the best bang for your buck. Be sure to do your research and… Read more »

Why Hotels Should Have Shuttle Buses

Shuttle Bus Picking Up Hotel Guests

When we decide to stay at hotels, we often judge things based on comfort. How easy is check-in and check-out? Are the rooms suitable to stay in? How approachable is the staff? These are just some of the questions we all ask ourselves. But if comfort is your criteria, you likely only consider hotels that offer a shuttle bus service. Hotels that offer a shuttle bus service add a valuable accommodation that most customers look for, and in fact, desire. Take Care of Transportation in Advance You’re much more likely to get where you’re going on time when transportation is… 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 »

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 »

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