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A Brief History of Charter Bus Travel

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 22, 2018 9:10:00 AM

The history of charter bus travel probably goes back centuries, depending upon one’s interpretation of the word “bus.” Essentially any vehicle that could transport groups over the land might be considered a bus, but the first “modern” interpretation would probably be the “charabanc.”

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Topics: charter bus trips, michigan flyer, Michigan Tourism

Book a Bus: Celebrate Sault Ste. Marie’s 350th Anniversary

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 19, 2018 8:44:00 AM

Imagine what it was like in the upper peninsula in 1668, the year Sault Ste. Marie was founded by French Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette on the south bank of the St. Marys River. The river was turbulent with rapids and was originally named Baawitigong or “place of the rapids” by the indigenous Ojibwa. The only connection between Lake Superior and Lake Huron, the river dropped 21 feet in a tumultuous waterfall that made uninterrupted travel by water impossible. It was wilderness then and served as a meeting place for the Ojibwa tribe who came together during whitefish season. In 1668, it became the first “city” in the entire Great Lakes region and “the place where Michigan was born.”

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Topics: charter bus trips, Michigan events, Michigan Tourism

Book a Bus: Charters for Sports Teams

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 15, 2018 9:28:00 AM

Planning for your team's next season is a great idea, especially when it comes to transportation for out-of-town games and matches. No matter the sport or the destination, Indian Trails has the experience and expertise to help you make all of your team transportation plans now, so you can relax later and just enjoy winning! 

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Topics: charter bus trips, bus trips, Charter Bus Prices

How to Ace Your Bus Driver Interview

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 12, 2018 9:28:13 AM

Preparing for any job interview is often an exercise in frustration because it is so difficult to know what you will be asked or how you should answer. An interview for a charter bus driver position is no different, but there are several ways you can prepare that will make you feel more confident and look more organized to your prospective employer. 

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs, bus industry, recruitment

Book A Bus: 5 Epic Summer Music Festivals

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 8, 2018 9:09:00 AM

The Midwest is well-known for being a great place to enjoy music throughout the summer months, and 2018 is going to be one of the best years yet for concert goers. If your group is seeking a concert event to remember for years to come, here are five that promise to entertain and enthrall!

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Topics: bus rentals, summer bus trips, Charter Bus Prices

How to Become a Charter Bus Driver

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 5, 2018 11:11:39 AM

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a charter bus driving job? Have you ever pictured yourself skillfully (and cheerfully) maneuvering a 45-foot, 15-ton behemoth filled with high school students in the middle of the night?

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs, bus industry, Indian Trails

Touring Mid-Michigan for the Fun of It

Posted by Chad Cushman

May 29, 2018 9:19:00 AM

Mid-Michigan is a great place to spend a few days touring, with great areas to visit, excellent restaurants and shops, and beautiful parks and places to relax and enjoy friends. If your group wants to try something new, consider these six points of interest on a tour of mid-Michigan’s many great places to go.

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Topics: Casinos in Michigan, Michigan Travel Ideas, Michigan Tourism

Touring West Michigan – Four Must-Do Stops to Make

Posted by Chad Cushman

May 25, 2018 9:12:00 AM

West Michigan has an incredible wealth of fantastic places to visit. You can enjoy awesome food and beverages, take in shows and concerts, view some of the state’s most beautiful vistas, or plan any of hundreds of other great ways to spend a day during your group tour. Here are four great venues to visit on a tour of west Michigan that will have a little — or a lot — of something for everyone.

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Topics: Saugatuck, Grand Rapids, summer bus trips, Michigan Tourism

Cool Outdoor Trip Ideas North of the Bridge

Posted by Chad Cushman

May 22, 2018 10:03:00 AM

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a true treasure, with so many places to go, events to attend and entertainment options to enjoy, it’s almost impossible to give it all the accolades deserved. Instead, here’s a look at group trip ideas to enjoy the great outdoors in one of our country’s most pristine and beautiful areas.

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Topics: bus trips, Up North, Michigan Travel Ideas, Michigan Tourism

Lake Superior Circle Tour – The Tour of a Lifetime

Posted by Chad Cushman

May 18, 2018 9:31:00 AM

Lake Superior, as its name states, is in a class by itself in the Americas. With a surface area of 31,700 square miles and a volume of three quadrillion gallons (that’s 3,000,000,000,000,000) or 10 percent of the world’s fresh surface water, it’s topped only by Lake Baikal in Siberia, which holds 20 percent of the world’s freshwater.

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Topics: Up North, Charter Bus Prices, Michigan Travel Ideas, Michigan Tourism

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