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Unforgettable Chicago STEM Field Trips

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 18, 2018 8:29:00 AM

Teaching is a challenge, but no matter what STEM subject your class is involved in, Chicago can help with field trips your students are sure to remember for years to come. From a million years ago to the future of the universe and everything in between, consider these four amazing possibilities — each with programming for students in pre-K through grade 12 — for a STEM field trip in the Windy City.

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Topics: Field Trip Ideas, STEM

Book A Bus: Tour “Open House Chicago” with Your Friends

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 14, 2018 8:26:00 AM

Chicago is always an outstanding group tour destination and there’s literally hundreds of tours available, but one towers above the rest. When your group wants only the coolest, most unique and most interesting of Chicago tours, there can be only one choice — the Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago (OHC)!

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Topics: Chicago, bus tour

Field Trips: Book a Bus to a Planetarium

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Few field trips will make an impression equal to that made by a student’s first trip to a planetarium. The hushed quiet, the darkness, and then the glowing and glittering night sky that appears as dusk slips away is an unforgettable experience. Even though we live through this same process every day of our lives, we don’t stop to enjoy it. But being stationary, relaxed and able to look up for long periods of time make planetariums a kind of time capsule where life slows down (or speeds up) to show the glory of our universe.

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Topics: Field Trip Ideas

Customer Service Skills You Need to Be a Bus Driver

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 7, 2018 9:20:33 AM

Driving a motorcoach can be a rewarding occupation, especially if you love people and travel. If you have given thought to becoming a motorcoach driver but aren’t sure if you have the right stuff, here are some of the top customer service skills and qualities that great motorcoach drivers strive for.

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs

Book A Bus: Fall Flavor Weekends

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

As fall creeps in with its cooler nights and colorful vistas, it’s time to start thinking about food, the kind that sticks to your ribs and makes the house smell wonderful. If your group loves food, Fall Flavor Weekends at Greenfield Village are second to none. For one weekend in September and one in October, Greenfield Village features food from days gone by, including where it came from, how it was prepared and of course, how it tasted. It’s a foodie heaven your group will not want to miss. Plan now and book a bus for the weekend of Sep 29-30 or Oct 6-7 and enjoy days full of food and fun from morning until evening.

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Topics: Detroit, festivals, Michigan Travel Ideas

Things to Consider When Switching Careers

Posted by Chad Cushman

Aug 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

So, it’s time for a change. Maybe you’ve discovered your current career is a bad fit for you or maybe you’re just tired of doing the same thing day in and day out and want some variety. Either way, you’re ready to move on. How can you make sure you’re doing the right thing and are making the transition as easy for yourself as possible? You can start with some good old self-reflection by asking yourself these questions.

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs, bus industry, recruitment

3 Great Fall Color Tour Destinations

Posted by Chad Cushman

Aug 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Even though autumn means the end of consistent sun and warmth in Michigan, at least we have the changing leaves and their breathtaking vistas of color to enjoy as we say so long to summer. In fact, Michigan is routinely one of the most-ranked states for “best-of” color tours by such sources as Fodor’s Travel, USA Today, and others. To help you choose the perfect path for your fall color tour charter, here are three exceptional areas in the state for fall color and more.

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Topics: Pure Michigan, Michigan Travel Ideas, Michigan Tourism

It’s Fall! Time for a Hard Cider Tour

Posted by Chad Cushman

Aug 24, 2018 8:38:00 AM

You’ve heard the adage, “What’s old is new again,” referring to trends like bell bottoms and skinny jeans, but what about beverages? Right now, we’re experiencing a veritable explosion in craft beer production and Michigan’s wines have been earning awards for decades. But there’s one libation that’s becoming a real fall favorite: hard cider.

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Topics: charter bus, Michigan Tourism, Brewery Tours Michigan

Making the Most of your Journey: Bus Activities

Posted by Chad Cushman

Aug 17, 2018 7:03:00 AM

 

When you’re riding a bus, you don’t need to worry about traffic, directions, or stopping to take bathroom breaks. You have plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, talk, and play games with your bus-mates. But we’ve all been there: you’re an hour into your five-hour trip and everyone, whether they’re 5 years old or 50, is starting to go stir-crazy. Here are some ideas to keep your group entertained.

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Topics: charter bus trips, planning, bus games

Discover the Secrets of Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay

Posted by Chad Cushman

Aug 14, 2018 11:39:59 AM

Lake Michigan has long drawn millions of visitors every year to its gorgeous sandy beaches, towering sand dunes, wonderful towns and villages, and of course the lake the Ojibwa Indian’s called “mishigami.”

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Topics: summer bus trips, Michigan Travel Ideas, Michigan Tourism

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