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Ideas for Your Group Charter: Michigan’s Summer Festivals

Posted by Chad Cushman

Apr 27, 2018 9:17:00 AM

If you’re looking for group bus trip ideas this summer, we’ve got you covered.

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Topics: planning, festivals, Indian Trails, summer bus trips, bus trips, Michigan events, Michigan Travel Ideas, Michigan Tourism

5 Pro Tips for Managing Groups of Kids at Cedar Point

Posted by Chad Cushman

Apr 25, 2018 3:00:00 PM

The thought of a class field trip to Cedar Point will make your students giddy with glee but might make you and your fellow chaperones start to hyperventilate. You begin to worry how you will keep control of all of those kids in all of that chaos. Relax. The key to success is found in one simple word: planning.

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Topics: planning, Indian Trails, Cedar Point Bus Trips, Field Trips, Field Trip Planning

Group Trip Ideas with Something for Everyone

Posted by Chad Cushman

Apr 19, 2018 1:42:49 PM

Michigan is truly a state with a seemingly endless number of events and venues that are perfect for group charter trips. No matter what your group likes to do, Michigan has a place and a time to enjoy it. So, here’s a breakdown to help you and your group narrow your choices and start planning your next charter trip.

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Topics: planning, festivals, summer bus trips, bus trips, Michigan Tourism, Spring in Michigan

Plan a Bus Trip, Save a Family

Posted by Chad Cushman

Apr 19, 2018 1:42:16 PM

Plan a bus trip this summer and it could help keep your family together by forging bonds between generations and creating memories. As more baby boomers retire, multigenerational vacations (aka “togethering”) are becoming a travel niche and give families time to just relax and enjoy each other, without all the hassles of work, school and daily life.

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Topics: planning, Indian Trails, summer bus trips, bus trips, Michigan Travel Ideas

Cedar Point for Scardey-Cats: Six Terror-Free Things to Do

Posted by Chad Cushman

Mar 22, 2018 9:27:00 AM

If the thought of going to Cedar Point conjures death-defying roller coaster plunges and stomach-churning inversions, you will be happy to know the park offers dozens of other options that require much less intestinal fortitude. For the scardey-cats in your group, here are six great ways to enjoy Cedar Point, terror free:

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Topics: planning, Indian Trails, Cedar Point, Cedar Point Bus Trips, Field Trips, Field Trip Planning

Five Hidden Gems to Tour in the Upper Peninsula

Posted by Chad Cushman

Feb 26, 2018 11:58:00 AM

A well-kept secret, Michigan’s upper peninsula is a treasure trove of wonderful things to experience. From the majesty of mother nature to adventures second to none, the U.P. truly offers something for everyone. Whether you are seeking a single destination for your group or even a tour of places you’ve never been before, the U.P. has many hidden gems to share. Here are five to get you thinking about the possibilities!

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Topics: planning, bus tour, casinos, summer bus trips, Up North, Casinos in Michigan, Tahquamenon Falls

Keys to Success: Team Building and Bus Trips

Posted by Chad Cushman

Feb 22, 2018 12:56:00 PM

 

If you want to promote teamwork in the workplace, why not plan a bus trip?

Every manager knows that teamwork on the job is a good thing. But teamwork requires team building … and doesn’t “team building” mean we have to do all those team building activities? You know the ones: rappelling down the side of a mountain … or doing that “trust fall” exercise where you close your eyes and fall backwards into the arms of your co-workers … and what modern manager has the time and money for all that?

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Topics: educational group tours, planning, corporate team building, bus trips, team bonding, Field Trip Ideas

Travel Planning: How Do You Feed an Army?

Posted by Chad Cushman

May 10, 2014 8:05:00 AM

When travel planning involves meal planning, smart planners remember their history lessons. It was Napoleon who famously noted that “an army marches on its stomach.”  But any travel planner can tell you, it’s not just armies that demand their rations.  Bus groups need food, too. When it comes to basic human needs, food is right up there with shelter, clothing, and sleep.  But food is also an object of pleasure and enjoyment, replete with social, cultural, and even emotional significance.  Whether your group is a high school football team or the local women’s club, your passengers expect something tasty and filling as they travel from point A to point B. 

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Topics: planning

Rules of the Road When You Plan Bus Groups With Teens

Posted by Chad Cushman

Feb 27, 2014 12:01:00 PM

So, you’ve agreed to plan a bus group with teens. Or maybe you’ve volunteered to be a chaperone. Besides setting you on the track to sainthood, being a chaperone means keeping tabs on kids, monitoring behavior, and making sure everyone on the bus stays safe.  You may also have to be a surrogate parent, mediator of disputes, and—should the need arise—a disciplinarian.

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Topics: planning

Travel Planning: What to Pack for a Long Bus Charter

Posted by Chad Cushman

Feb 10, 2014 2:27:00 PM

There comes a moment during every long bus charter — sometime after you board your motorcoach, fresh and full of energy, and before you actually pull into your destination hours later — when it hits you like a ton of bricks: You’re hungry. Or, you’re tired. Or, you need desperately to use the facilities. Or, you’re bored. You get the idea. You’re only human, after all, and we humans need to eat, sleep and “freshen up” regularly. And while boredom probably never killed anyone, who among us doesn’t like to be entertained?

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Topics: planning

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