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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

Michigan Music Conference Bus Chartering Cheat Sheet

Posted by Chad Cushman

Oct 17, 2017 1:04:40 PM

Each year, Indian Trails buses carry more than 1 million passengers, including high school bands and other young musicians performing in parades and other events, throughout Michigan. If you are looking ahead to the 13th Annual Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids, January 25-27, now is the time to book your group’s charter.

To learn more about chartering an Indian Trails bus for the Michigan Music Conference, contact us today at 800.292.3831, or go online and  request a quote , view our  services and amenities  and  book your charter  today.

Thanks to our 107 years of professional transportation service, we make it simple to complete the process and have developed this five-point cheat sheet to help you and your musicians enjoy a great charter experience.

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Topics: charter bus trips, Michigan Music Conference

Indian Trails is heading to the Michigan Music Conference!

Posted by Chad Cushman

Oct 16, 2017 8:05:00 AM

It’s time to book your Indian Trails charter for the 13th Annual Michigan Music Conference, our state’s premier professional development venue for music educators and students. The 2018 conference is going to be one of the biggest and best yet!

Planned for Thursday, January 25 through Saturday, January 27, 2018, the Michigan Music Conference event promises to fill DeVos Place in Grand Rapids with beautiful, vibrant music, interesting and enlightening presentations, and an exhibition area offering something for educators, students, and family members alike.

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Topics: charter bus trips, Michigan Music Conference

Best Day of Summer: Book a Bus to Cedar Point

Posted by Chad Cushman

Aug 21, 2017 8:05:00 AM

What’s the deal with roller coasters?

No, seriously. Why do so many of us—being of sound mind and body—dish out our hard-earned money to wait in long lines for the privilege of screaming in terror as we are forcefully jolted around and catapulted through the air, out of our control?

Turns out, there are theories about that.  

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Topics: charter bus trips, summer bus trips, Cedar Point, Cedar Point Bus Trips

Team Bonding: Why You Should Book with a Charter Bus Company

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 21, 2017 10:20:00 AM

Your team’s in a bit of a rut. The meetings are staggering. The usual antics are lacking. The air feels stale. It’s understandable, it happens to all teams at all companies at some point or another. Doing nothing isn’t going to help, though. Your team needs a break from the ordinary. They need to get out and rejuvenate. To help, we’ve outlined some tips and benefits for booking a day retreat on a charter bus to get your team back on track.

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Topics: charter bus trips, corporate team building, bus tickets, summer bus trips, bus trips, team bonding

5 Fun Bus Trips to Take This Summer

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 7, 2017 10:45:00 AM

There are few things that mesh as well as ‘summer’ and ‘road trips.’ Let’s be honest, that feeling of being on the open road without a care in the world is quite liberating. Exploring new sites, experiencing new scenery, and taking in that fresh summer air. All play a role in the great American road trip.

But those picturesque road trips could also turn into nightmares. You could get stuck in traffic for hours on end, hitting rush-hour as your air conditioning decides to stop working. Or, you could get a flat tire in the middle of nowhere. These scenarios happen more often than you think.

So why not experience the open road in the comfort of a modern motorcoach? You’ll be free from stressful driving, plus you get free Wi-Fi, power outlets, reclining seats, and more. There’s nothing not to love about taking a bus trip this summer.

We thought we could help as you plan where to take your trip when the possibilities are endless; so here are five fun bus trips that you would love to take this summer.

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Topics: charter bus trips, Chicago, Traverse City, Grand Rapids, bus tickets, Visit Detroit, Indian Trails, summer bus trips, Milwaukee, Mackinac Island, bus trips

Explore Indian Trails' Detroit Bus Tours

Posted by Chad Cushman

Apr 5, 2017 10:55:00 AM

Let’s get this out in the air: If you haven’t been to Detroit recently, you don’t know what you’re missing. Long known for its blue-collar mentality, Motown music, and the automotive industry, Detroit is transforming into a 21st century metropolis, and Indian Trails can help you get there to experience it all.

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Topics: charter bus trips, bus charter service, bus tour, Detroit

These cheap bus tickets will help you explore Michigan’s hidden gems

Posted by Chad Cushman

Mar 8, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Hidden gems are a big part of what makes the Great Lakes State so great. Sure, Pure Michigan is known worldwide for some of its more popular travel destinations, like Mackinac Island, or the Sleeping Bear Dunes, but there are countless lesser-known destinations and attractions that are right up there on the aw-factor scale. Jaw dropping scenery, fantastic food, unique communities, — and of course those magnificent lakes, can all be explored within two fabulous peninsulas.

The best part? Getting to these hidden gems isn’t hard — or expensive.

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Topics: charter bus trips, Holland, bus charter service, bus terminology, Detroit

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