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Charter a Bus for a Hands-On Educational Experience with the Inland Seas Education Association

Posted by Guest Blogger

Aug 19, 2019 1:26:32 PM

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People protect what they love, they love what they understand and they understand what they are taught.” Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Protecting the Great Lakes through education is a focus of Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA). (https://schoolship.org/) Through educational opportunities with ISEA, individuals develop a personal relationship with the Great Lakes. Inland Seas inspires people to be curious about the Great Lakes and encourages them to steward this awesome resource. Their hands-on programming takes place aboard tall ship vessels, along the shore, and in the Capt. Thomas M. Kelly Biological Station in Suttons Bay, MI. 

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From the Driver's Seat to Manager: Becky Smith

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 19, 2019 2:25:49 PM

We are back with former driver Becky Smith, a driver with Indian Trails for over 15 years, to find out why she loved her job as a bus driver and why she equally loves her new position as safety and driver education manager at Indian Trails! See our blog From the Driver's Seat: Becky Smith, to learn about her bus driving experience.

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Topics: bus industry, Indian Trails

From the Driver's Seat to Manager: Richard Steward

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 19, 2019 10:35:44 AM

Richard Steward started working for Indian Trails in August 2015 at their Kalamazoo garage location. A chef in a previous life, he was looking for a career that got him out of the kitchen and had a more traditional work schedule. While a bus driver’s schedule is not always the same at first, with seniority comes the ability to choose specific routes and schedules. This is how Richard ended up driving on the Western Michigan University campus toward the end of his career as a bus driver, with a set Monday-Friday schedule and more holidays off.

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Topics: bus industry, Indian Trails

Summer Festivals in Michigan

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 7, 2019 9:40:00 AM

After a long, cold Michigan winter, there’s nothing better than being outside, soaking up the warmth of our surprisingly warm summers. From Lake Michigan to Lake Huron, it’s not hard to find a small town or large city holding various festivals and celebrations from May-August. We’ve compiled a list of Michigan happenings for you, your family and your friends to enjoy. Get out and visit a town you’ve never heard of; you could learn something new and have some fun along the way.

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Topics: summer bus trips, Mackinac Island, Pure Michigan, Michigan events, Michigan Travel Ideas

From the Driver's Seat: Becky Smith [Video]

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 3, 2019 3:59:36 PM

 

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a professional charter bus driver is like? The guys and gals who take on professional charter bus driving jobs are quite gifted. It's a job that requires a blend of driving skills, mechanical skills, and people skills. We spoke with driver Becky Smith, who has been a driver with us for over 15 years, to find out why she loved her job as a bus driver and why she equally loves her new position as Safety and Driver Education Manager at Indian Trails!

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs, bus industry, recruitment

Book a Charter Bus: Destination Ann Arbor

Posted by Chad Cushman

Feb 28, 2019 4:06:00 PM

 

Ann Arbor has long been known as the home of the University of Michigan Wolverines, but there’s so much more to the city. Year-round, indoors and out, a trip to Ann Arbor is sure to please even the pickiest of travelers in your group.

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Topics: charter bus trips, Ann Arbor, Michigan Travel Ideas, Michigan Tourism

Book a Charter Bus: Destination Frankenmuth

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jan 17, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Michigan is so ethnically diverse, you almost feel like you’ve been abroad when you visit some of our towns and cities. One of the best examples is Frankenmuth, known by many for its Bavarian theme and, by many more, as the home of Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland. To others, it’s the place with the best family-style chicken dinners (next to mom’s) at Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, and the Bavarian Inn and Restaurant. But there’s so much more to do in Frankenmuth, including festivals and events, a waterpark, great shopping, and other attractions. Here’s a rundown of what’s going on in Frankenmuth.

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Topics: charter bus, bus trips, Michigan events, Michigan Travel Ideas, Michigan Tourism

Book a Charter Bus: Destination Holland

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jan 10, 2019 8:30:00 AM

If your group is looking for family-friendly fun in the mitten, it’s hard to beat Holland, especially during early spring through autumn. For over half the year, it’s almost impossible for kids or adults to be bored in or around Holland. And you can bet every activity you choose will involve some good, clean fun. Here’s a look at some of what Holland has to offer.

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Topics: charter bus trips, Holland, festivals, Field Trip Ideas, Michigan Tourism

Book a Charter Bus: Destination Saugatuck Douglas

Posted by Chad Cushman

Dec 27, 2018 8:25:00 AM

On the Lake Michigan coast lie two towns separated by the Kalamazoo River, but that’s the only thing that divides them. Together, Saugatuck and Douglas have become one place that’s among the most treasured vacation spots in the country. In fact, in 2018, the towns ranked third on Thrillist Travel’s 20 Greatest Summertime Lake Towns and Saugatuck’s Oval Beach was ranked fourth on USA Today’s Best Michigan Beaches list.

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Topics: charter bus, Saugatuck, Douglas, Michigan Travel Ideas

Book a Charter Bus: Destination Traverse City

Posted by Chad Cushman

Dec 20, 2018 8:30:00 AM

“Up north” is a part of the vernacular of the mitten state. And for many who have lived in Michigan their whole lives, going up north means going to Traverse City or nearby areas. Perhaps one of the best known and loved destinations in the state, Traverse City feels like home to so many, even those who have only spent a week there, simply because of its modest, welcoming atmosphere. Whether you’re from Kansas or Kalkaska, once you visit Traverse City, you’ll be counting the days until you can return.

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Topics: charter bus trips, Traverse City, festivals, Michigan wine, Michigan Travel Ideas

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