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Chicago Group Trips: Top Theater Shows

Posted by Chad Cushman

Oct 4, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Chicago is a city of many artistic attributes and among the most beloved are the theaters. Shows range from contemporary hits like “Hamilton” to classics like “Hello Dolly,” “A Christmas Carol” and the opera “La bohème,” each produced in theaters with their own interesting histories. Your group will be enchanted by the entertainment and the venues. Here’s a list of some theatrical options upcoming around Chicagoland.

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Topics: Indian Trails, Chicago, charter bus trips

Book A Bus: Michigan Engineering Marvels in the UP

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 28, 2018 8:30:00 AM

The words “man-made” don’t often relay the reality represented in a structure’s enormous size, massive span, extreme height, or extraordinary ability. Michigan, in fact, has many man-made marvels — breathtaking feats of engineering expertise — that offer a look into our history and our future. If you want an eclectic tour that your group will be talking about for a long time, try this tour of Michigan’s engineering marvels in the Upper Peninsula:

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Topics: Michigan Travel Ideas, Pure Michigan, Up North

Chicago School Trips: The History Tour

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 27, 2018 10:10:51 AM

“History” is a relative term. It means different things to different people depending upon family roots, where you live, how you live, and what your interests are. But one thing about history is common to everyone ... it’s fascinating! So, when planning a history-related field trip to Chicago, the opportunities to maximize history for your students are many. To help you narrow the field, we researched four outstanding options that just might make this field trip your most memorable!

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Topics: Field Trip Planning, Field Trip Ideas, Field Trips

Book a Bus: Michigan Engineering Marvels in the Lower Peninsula

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 20, 2018 8:03:00 AM

Michigan’s long legacy of ingenuity and innovation is well known and has helped shape our nation and the world. But when it comes down to pure engineering, a few exceptional examples outshine the rest. If your group loves to learn about buildings and structures that are bigger than life, that are expanding the future, or have withstood the test of time, plan a charter tour to these engineering marvels in the Lower Peninsula.

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Topics: charter bus trips, Field Trip Ideas

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: bus tour, Chicago

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: Michigan Travel Ideas, festivals, Detroit

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: recruitment, charter bus driver jobs, bus industry

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