Tips To Stay Comfy On The Road

As we saw a couple of weeks ago, people can be very particular about their snacks. But if you want to stay comfortable, the truth is the healthier your snacks, the better. Veggies, fruit, nuts, and things like that will make you and your tummy feel a lot better during a long trip than sugary drinks and chips. But if you must have some junk food, I feel you. Just eat sparingly.

Yaaaaaaasss!

 

Whether you’re in a car or Preferred Motorcoach Transportation is chauffeuring you (wink, wink), remember to take advantage of those rest stops. These are opportunities for you to get up, walk and stand outside, go to the bathroom, and get some fresh air. This helps you keep all the circulation and what not circulating and you’ll just be in a better mood. I know this from experience.

God Bless Buc-ee’s. Because Texas.

 

One thing I’ve noticed on road trips is how trash seems to stockpile itself in the absolute worse way. It ends up taking some of your elbowroom, legroom, all the room! Well a way to remedy this is to keep a trash bag handy. Just throw all that mess in the bag. That way it isn’t infringing on your personal space PLUS it’s easier to throw all the trash away when you stop for a break.

Or make a contraption like this! Fancy!

 

Your clothing options have everything to do with how comfortable you will be on a road trip. You’ll be sitting for a while, so you want to make sure that you’re wearing clothing that is loose and breathable. I love sweat or yoga pants for long haul trips. I almost never travel in jeans because denim is not the most giving material especially when you’ll be sitting for such a long period of time.

Don’t forget your jacket!

 

The kind of shoes you wear can also factor into your comfort. Easy to put on shoes like flip-flops or Toms are my go-to, plus it doesn’t take me a million years to put them on when we stop. Also, I always have socks. They just make me feel better. Is that weird? Never mind. Forget I asked.

 

If you’re going to be on a car or bus for a long time, you need to keep yourself entertained. There’s a list of games on here that can get you started. But there lots of things you can do to pass the time or just make it more interesting like…

Send yourself a postcard from each rest stop (you’d have to keep a few stamps handy)…

Or License plate bingo!

 

What do you do to keep comfy on the road? Let me know in the comments!

Signed,

Preferred Motorcoach Transportation

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It’s Time To Talk About…Snacks!

Whenever I’m about to depart on a trip, be that by car or bus, I must have two things: music and snacks. That’s got to be pretty universal, right? I mean, who doesn’t like snacks? Exactly. So I asked a bunch of people that I know conducted a very scientific survey and asked people what snacks they absolutely had to have when they traveled.

The consensus seemed to be that the snack had to be easily consumed in a moving vehicle. Because duh. It was really interesting to see how much we all have in common when it comes to our road trip snacks. Food is a great equalizer.

If you’re going to go the healthy(er) route:

Nuts

Trail Mix

Sunflower Seeds

Chex Mix

Fruit

 

 

If you’re just looking for a good (snack) time:

Chips

Sour candy (apparently, it helps keep you awake. I heard this from several people. Who knew!?)

Twizzlers (also heard from multiple people…)

Popcorn

String Cheese (I don’t like cheese but, I guess…)

 

 

The best thing that happened when I posed this question were the super specific snack stipulations some of my friends have:

“McDonald’s french fries…”

“…those really small ready made sandwiches you can find at the store (for when the hunger struggle gets real)”

“…an energy drink and a Whataburger chicken biscuit…”

“Chester’s hot fries (specifically) or hot pork skins, big peach soda, gummi savers, whole dill pickle (kool aid pickle if possible), sour cream and onion Pringles, and a large bottle of water.” <— This was my favorite one.

Happy Snacking!

 

Signed,

Preferred Motorcoach Transportation

Can You Handle The Truth: Debunking The Three Biggest Myths About Charter Bus Travel

I think most people have taken a trip on a charter bus at some point in their lives. But for some reason, there continues to be these misconceptions and myths floating around about what charter bus travel is like. In my scouring of ‘The Internets’, I found that there are three myths about bus travel that people seem to really be holding on to: 1) Charter buses aren’t as safe as other modes of transportation, 2) Charter buses are expensive, and 3) Charter buses are uncomfortable. Listen, these myths are wrong. I’m about to tell you why.

1)   Myth: Isn’t it true that charter buses aren’t as safe as cars?

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Truth: Charter buses are actually safer than planes, trains, and automobiles! This is due to a myriad of factors but I think the biggest reason for this is that charter bus drivers are highly trained. Like…I can’t just walk into the Preferred Motorcoach Offices and say, “Hey Steve! I want to be one of your drivers!” and he actually hand me some keys. Negative, ghostwriter. These drivers have years of experience and training so they can keep everyone on board safe.

2)   Myth: Charter buses are ‘spensive!

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Truth: That ain’t true. When you think about it, how often do you see church groups, school groups, sports teams (both professionals and others), musicians, presidential candidates, and many others travel by charter bus? All. The. Time. That’s because the over all cost is cheaper than trying to get everyone plane or train tickets. Everybody can ride together to their destination and arrive at the same time. If you’ve ever had to deal with a caravan of 134,795,837,485 people packed into 5 cars all trying to get to the same place at the same time, you know…

3)   Myth: Charter buses aren’t comfy!

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Truth: LIES! Let me tell you something. My mom has traveled a lot. Both domestic and abroad. If you asked her what one of her favorite trips was, she will tell you it was one of the trips she took with a church group on a charter bus. A lot of this probably has to do with the comfy-ness (yes, I just made that word up) she experienced on that trip. As opposed to a plane or car, you have a lot more room to move around on a charter bus. Your group can bring snacks, drinks, actual pillows (not those baby travel pillows that just tick you off), games, movies and lots of other entertainment that you might not be able to take if you traveled another way. There aren’t nearly as many restrictions on luggage!

So, did I debunk any of the myths you thought were true about charter bus trips? Let me know in the comments!

Signed,

Preferred Motorcoach Transportation