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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 »

Highlighting Our ‘Build Your Own New Bus’ Feature

Parked Tour Bus Outside

At Northwest Bus Sales, we firmly believe that there’s a bus out there for everyone which is why we came up with our ‘Build Your Own New Bus’ feature. A cutting-edge new tool on our website allows you to build the bus of your dreams, using several benchmarks to narrow down your picks. It starts first with model. Really, the question here is the number of passengers. Are you transporting 14 people, or 25? Maybe even up to 33, or 44? If you know the answer to that question, you’ll be able to select the model that can accommodate. Then… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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