That’s A Wrap: Getting A Branded Bus Wrap

Rocksmith Bus Wrap

Whenever you walk down the street, you are inevitably inundated with unwanted advertising in some form or another. In fact, a lot of people are exposed to advertising throughout their day, sometimes without even realizing it. For better or for worse, it is all around us. Devotion to promotion is the name of the game […]

Visit Anaheim, CA

This one’s for all those west of the Mississippi… (and those that realize it’s worth the drive, no matter where you live).

Albuquerque Balloon Festival

There’s good reason why it’s called “The Greatest Show Off Earth”. The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta also known as Albuquerque Balloon Festival is, after all, the largest hot air balloon festival in the entire world.

A Trip to Niagara Falls

On the hunt for a stateside destination with spectacular views, a variety of accommodations, and affordable entertainment? Look no further than Niagara Falls. And if you’ve never checked out the falls before, then make sure to refer to our handy list of tips for planning the best Niagara Falls trip ever!

Spring Break Series – Relaxing Weekend

Remember when the idea of spring break meant only one scenario? Crowded beaches, crazy parties, and nasty hangover. Sure, it was fun at the time. But then you got to that age where it didn’t sound so delightful. And then you felt like you needed another spring break after spring break. Just to recover. Whether […]

Spring Break Series – Trips for Kids

Spring break with kids. The thought sends most parents into a state of panic. Where to go? How to get there? What can possibly keep youngsters entertained during a long trip? Step 1: Take a bus. Seriously. It frees your hands up to deal with the kiddos and you won’t be stuck paying exorbitant airfare […]

Arlington, VA – Trips to the Capital

Planning a trip to the U.S. Capital? Looking for accommodations and dining in Washington, D.C. can be challenging, especially if you are looking for a place that isn’t crowded or overpriced. Instead, consider checking out D.C.’s western neighbor – Arlington, Virginia. Take a look at these top reasons to head to Arlington (whether it’s on your way to D.C. or not!):

8 Things Every Traveler Should be Equipped With

If you are a frequent traveler, it’s helpful to know which new technology and tools can make traveling simpler or easier, or even more enjoyable. Your arsenal of tools and equipment should be constantly evolving to meet your traveling needs, which is possible thanks to the evolution of technology, especially technology on the go. Consider […]

Planning A Successful Meeting – Picking the Right Food

Hey readers, welcome to our latest blog series – Planning Successful Meetings. Stay tuned for this three part series on tips for planning a successful company event or meeting, enjoy! Figuring out food for a 9am meeting is one thing. Bring some coffee, bagels, and doughnuts and you’re good to go! Planning a retreat, day-long […]

Don’t Get Stranded By Your Party Bus

Whether it’s a Wedding, Birthday, Prom, or just your average weekend with friends, these are all reasons why people love Party Bus’s; you’re out with your friends, great music and drinks, a chance to really blow off some steam, but when the Party Bus and its company go amiss, you and your crew are practically stranded.

BusBank – Spotlight on San Antonio

River City, San Antone, Alamo City. Whatever name you call it by, San Antonio is one of the top destinations in the state of Texas. For that matter, it’s one heck of a place to visit no matter which state you’re traveling from! Have a conference, school trip, or vacation trip to plan? Here’s why San Antonio is worthy of being your destination:

BusBank – 4th of July Fun – The BEST Places to Celebrate

Running around your driveway with a sparkler in hand used to be fun… when you were a kid. Now you’re grown up and those backyard 4th of July fireworks have lost just a bit of their appeal. Let’s face it, you’re ready for something bigger, better and more mind-blowing!

If you’re ready to take your Independence Day celebrations to the next level, then you’ll definitely want to check out one of these top destinations for 4th of July fun:

BusBank – Sports Team Travel

Here’s a question for you…
True or False: When traveling by plane to your team’s next sporting event it is possible to build team morale, foster bonding, introduce strategies, and review previous game plays.

(We’ll just follow that question up with one more…)

BusBank – School Field Trips to Grand Canyon

There’s nothing quite like it. Majestic, epic, and breath-taking, the Grand Canyon astounds both young and old alike. And if you’re planning a school trip to Arizona, then you definitely won’t want to miss these Grand Canyon visitor tips:

Head to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It’s open year-round and has an abundance of accommodation, entertainment, and dining options. Be sure to make all reservations (lodging, food, etc…) ahead of time as many places are extremely popular.

Welcomes Big-Time Award From HotelPlanner

From Bankruptcy To Award-Winning Record-Breaking Profits – How This Travel Company Went From Zero To Hero Saving Countless Jobs Along The Way.

On November 14th, the HotelPanner America Group Travel Awards Show voted the Best Partner. Even more impressive was being ranked as a finalist for Best In Group Ground Travel.

Bus Wraps: Commonly Asked Questions

We have helped a lot of different customers with Bus Wraps over the years. You can see some of examples of bus wraps on our corporate marketing and bus wraps page.. We are asked many questions on a regular basis about bus wraps and wanted to provide a good reference for people looking for a bit more information about wrap advertising. What is a Bus Wrap?

Lessons for traveling to the Big Ten Basketball Tournament

As the last few days of February wind down, the affects of the Big Ten tournament begin to set in across Indianapolis, IN. For its 10th time, The Big Ten Men’s and Women’s tournament will return to the Banker’s Life Fieldhouse on March 9th to the 13th. Many patrons look for different travel packages and hotels to stay in during the tournament. Our friends at HotelPlanner have provided some of the best places to search for near the Fieldhouse. We’ve also provided some simple lessons in traveling to the tournament for the fans and athletes.

Ultra Music Festival Shuttle Bus Tickets!

  Are you heading to Ultra Music Festival March 18-20 and in need of reliable and affordable transportation to and from Bayfront Park? If so, look no further and let The BusBank help by providing you with convenient, safe, reliable and most importantly affordable shuttle bus transportation. Last year was our first year running this […]

Quilt Week 2015 – A Quilter’s Paradise

Have you ever wanted to make quilt for a friend or family member? Do you already make quilts for friends and family?  If either of these questions, fit you, you should check out The American Quilter’s Society Quilt Week. Quilt Week has grown from 2 locations in 2014.  Quilt Week 2015 is in 7 cities […]

The Carolina Cup: A Southern Tradition

Carolina Cup

Carolina Cup – A Southern Tradition Perfect The Carolina Cup horse race is a rite of spring for many in the southeast.  The annual steeplechase style horse racing event is held at Springdale Race Course in Camden, South Carolina.  Over 65,000 fans have a great time each year at this event. Fashions of the Carolina […]

Auburn Vegas to BCS Bus

Due to a high amount of demand, we are excited to announce a special ticketing program for the BCS Bus. The BusBank has setup a ticketing website to allow for Auburn Tigers fans to purchase tickets for a seat on a Luxury Charter Bus that will take vans from Las Vegas to Pasadena on the date of the game.

The luxury bus will be equipped with a restroom, high back reclining seats, TV/DVD player and will allow fans to bring their own food and drinks on board. Alcoholic beverages are allowed on board, but please refrain from bringing any glass containers onboard for safety purpose.

Top Questions About Wedding Transportation

We are in the midst of engagement season as 39% of marriage proposals take place via Thanksgiving and Valentines day. Our office has seen this  in full force with two engagements within the last month! If you need advice on how to propose, we probably aren’t the best place to look for that information.  However, […]

Groups Today – 2013 Readers Choice Award Winners

This month, Groups Today released its 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. These awards highlight some of the best places to go, things to do, stay and to eat while traveling. Traveling with large groups is a lot different than traveling alone or with just your family. Destinations, activities and meals all need to be a bit more planned […]

Top Tips for Sports Events & Team Travel

Working on sports travel and sports event transportation can be hard work. The team at The BusBank understands this and has worked to make it easy for customers. Just over a month ago, our staff did work at the Men’s Us Open Golf Championships where our skills were tested on handling sports event transportation. The […]

Fireworks and the Fourth as American as Apple Pie

Independence Day in the United States is one of the biggest holidays with much of the country celebrating with cookouts and checking out Fireworks. We are hoping that the weather across the country allows for the shows to happen as it is one of the favorite ways to celebrate Independence Day.

Heading to the 2013 Kentucky Derby in Louisville KY?

It is time to saddle up your friends and family and head on down to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby 2013. This annual competition draws thousands of spectators from around the globe. All are eager to bask in the glory of the most celebrated horse race in the history of mankind. In fact, not even the horse drawn chariots that once barreled down the lanes of the Circus Maximus drew so much attention and admiration.

Infographic Holiday Travel: Roads to Avoid

As Thanksgiving is now quickly coming upon us, many people across the United States will be traveling across the country to visit good friends and family. We decided to share some cool facts that we found about Thanksgiving travel via infographic.

New York Tourist Sites Opening Post Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy shut down much of New York City and its tourist attractions for a few days. New Yorker’s are resilient and are slowly getting things up and running again.  Many of its prime museums and attractions is now beginning to resume operations with Thursday being a big day for reopening.

The Big E, a Top Event in North America

The Big E, New England's Grandest Fair

The Big E Festival in West Springfield, MA is one of the ABA’s top 100 Events in North America and one that The BusBank sends numerous charter bus and tour groups to as well.

Sesame Place, A Great Place for A Group Charter

The end of summer is coming up fast. Between Little League games, family barbeques, and summer day camps, the back-to-school sales have taken us all by surprise. But before you get ready for the new school year, why not take your family on one last trip for the summer?

The Week in Travel July 30 – August 3

This week has been filled with a lot of Olympics viewing in our office and excitement for Lollapalooza. What have you been looking forward to this week? Here are some great articles about travel from this week that we wanted to share with you. If you have any articles or travel news, please share them […]

The Gossip Girl Tour – A Travel Guide to NYC

Gossip Girl is one of the most popular shows on American TV and which has also extended further to its thousands of fans from all over the world who love gossip, scheming and fashion. The series has been filmed throughout various locations of New York City, and presents its audiences with the hottest places in […]

The Week in Travel July 16-20th

The Week in Travel July 16-20th

Travel news keeps on rolling and this week was no exception. Here are some of our favorite group event transportation, and

Outrageous Wedding Themes

Millions of themes have been conceived for the most important day in some of our lives. The BusBank wanted to crawl the web and find some of the most outrageous wedding themes (the “don’t try this at home” type of theme) and we think you will get a kick out of it.

Travel Tech-The Changing Landscape of Travel

In 1976 when Dr. Martin Cooper of Motorola developed the first mobile phone for commercialized use, he may have seen the massive potential this new technology possessed. 20 years later in the 1990’s, mobile phones were somewhat of a novelty item. People had the devices, but it was still in its primitive stages.

Travel Chatter

Happy Friday, Below are some of the top articles that we found across the web this week. We hope that you have a wonderful weekend and safe travels! 7 Steps for surviving a long haul flight with Kids Here is a great article to remember when traveling with children. These tips hopefully make it so […]

These Wheels Keep On Turning: This Week in Travel


Noticed how Chicago traffic has increased in recent years, looking more like congested L.A. and New York City roadways? Your observations were astute as this week INRIX Traffic Scorecard ranked Chicago 10th most congested city in the United States. Your traffic frustrations do not look to cease anytime soon in this major Midwest metropolitan. Look […]

Summerfest 2012-Milwaukee

Need an excuse to listen to over 700 music groups over the course of 11 days? Do you like eating and drinking more libations than is easily justifiable? Then Milwaukee’s 45th annual Summerfest is the perfect destination for your mid-summer getaway. Starting from Wednesday, June 27th, running till Sunday, July 8th, Milwaukee’s downtown will be inundated with Summerfesters.

Chicago Late Night Glo Run

Not all of us are runners. In fact for some the idea of running does not sound like a fun activity but arduous torture to our lower limbs and can in fact tarnish even the highest of self esteems.

Sonoma and Wine: The Perfect Pairing

So maybe the traditional ways to socialize are getting a bit mundane, and now you’re looking for that extra bit of excitement, relaxation, and possibly a little luxury. Look no further than Sonoma County, California. Hosting its fifth annual Sonoma Wine Country Weekend on August 31-September 2.

Fun at The Taste of Chicago

Planning a trip to a big city can be pretty overwhelming and a visit to Chicago is no exception. There are so many sights to see and things to do, it seems like you will never have enough time to see everything before you have to head back home. From shopping on Michigan Ave., the Ferris wheel on Navy Pier, and Buckingham Fountain near the Museum campus, there is no way you can fit everything in on the first trip.

Summer Music Festival To Charter Bus to: Romp

Music is something that can be heard from many of our employee’s headphones, or iPods throughout the office. So when we came across the museum and festival in today’s post we were pretty excited to share it with our readers. In Owensboro, KY, the International Bluegrass Music Museum is a place that visitors can learn […]

Corporate Outing ideas? Try a Visit to Horse Racing Track

Spring is on its way and one great way to impress a client or reward your team with a corporate outing to a horse racing track. Horse Tracks are not only worth going to during the Triple Crown Races but throughout the spring and summer it a great place to check out. If you have never been to a horse race or even just to visit a horse racing track, you should change that and while you’re at it take your clients or employees with you.

The BusBank’s Favorite Travel Apps

The world is all about apps  as you may have remembered from the 2009 Apple commercial , “There’s an app for that.  Travel is an area where a lot of great and wonderful phone applications have been developed. Both iPhone and Android phones have a variety of great apps that people can use for travel. Besides working for a group travel service, many of our employees love travel use a variety of them when they travel.

A Quick Guide to Charter bus Pricing

On the BusBuzz Blog, we often discuss destinations that are fun to visit, group travel news and occasionally about buses themselves. Today, we are going to take a bit of time to go over a key question asked by many customers.

Take a Field Trip on a Charter bus to Historic Philadelphia

Trip on a Charter bus to Historic Philadelphia

The weather is close to breaking and school field trip season is coming upon us. A very popular field trip for schools United States for schools across the Midwest and east coast is to Charter a bus to Philadelphia. Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, is filled with loads of historical places to check. We […]

Travel Like an Entertainer, Ride in an Entertainer Motorcoach

Entertainer Motor coaches and Executives Motor coaches, help you travel in Style If you were like most in America, you likely caught at least a small portion of this past year Grammy Awards on TV or read about them online. Have you ever been interested in learning how these musicians get from city to city […]

Great Spots for Team Building Events Near Chicago and Milwaukee

You work each and every day with a group of people at the office on the good, the bad, the ugly. After it all interoffice relationships could use some refreshing from the day to day activity. Team building events are often used to get these revved up and ready to move forward.

Week in Travel January 23-27

Top Travel Articles of The Week 10 Winter Getaways to Suit All Ages Priceline Ad causes rift in bus industry America’s Healthiest Cities to visit Carolina Cup: A Southern Tradition to not miss Be sure to check back next week for more articles about group and event travel from The BusBank.  Next Friday, we will […]

Infographic: Chartering a Bus Vs Flying

Many times, we are asked “what is cheaper for group travel? Chartering a bus or traveling by airplane?” We knew that for many mid distance trips within a region, chartering a bus is a better option. This is not just based on price but also on many other factors as well.

Week in Travel Wrap-Up January 1st thru 6th

Welcome to the New Year!  We have already had a great start to 2012 and this year we wish to share more travel articles from across the web each week. Below is a list of some of the most interesting and top news from this week. Coach America Files for Chapter 11– This is a […]

Take a Dallas Mini Bus Rental to See the Mavs

The NBA season is back and we were just as nervous as you that it was not going to happen due to the NBA Lockout. Now that the season is about to kick off why not check out some Professional Basketball Action.  Taking clients, family or friends to the game is great and easy in one of The BusBank’s Dallas mini bus rentals.

Bowl Game Transportation: Book it Now

The college football season is coming to an end. Hopefully, your alma mater or team of choice made it into a bowl game and you are looking into booking bowl game transportation. This year to save cost booking a charter bus might be the way to handle your travel. Gather a group from your campus and prepare to head down.

Here is a list of the top bowl games that members of our staff our looking to check out. Heck, we are even considering booking bowl game transportation and take part in bowl game travel.

Charter bus in Denver for Snowboarding and Skiing

ski bus rental

What could be a better winter vacation then spending a week or two touring around Denver Charter bus, skiing on the best the Rocky Mountains have to offer. From Snowmass to Vail there are over 20 resort towns to visit. If you’ll be in Denver January 26-29 the Winter X-Games will be at the Buttermilk Mountain Resort. The annual event features athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile.

Mini Coach Rental for Business Dining in Long Island

As you know corporate travel can be highly stressful, between planning your transportation, handling meetings schedules, packing, etc. One part that can also be difficult is trying to find a great place to take your client or vendor out when you arrive. Business dining in a new city can be difficult if you don’t know where to go. We attempt to help you out in this spotlight of places in Long Island for Business dining are a great time to relax and be able to discuss ideas, strategies in a less formal situation.

Traveling to Super Bowl: Lots to Consider

The Super Bowl is only a couple months away and Super Bowl Transportation is already being booked up. Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana is the home of the Super Bowl XLVI and it will be the first Super Bowl held in the State of Indiana.

Planning an Event? Choose a Charter Bus

Are you throwing an event and short on space? Need to move a lot of people?

Perfect reasons why you should be using a charter bus for your next event or party. As you can see from the photo, a charter bus takes up a lot less space than the cars it would take to move 60 people. A charter bus even takes less space than  60 bicycles.

Places to Check Out Breeder’s Cup

The Breeder’s cup is one of the largest events in horse racing. This year it is taking place at the historical Churchill Downs racetrack. Horse from all across the world race in this race and it is one of the finest moments each year in Equine competitions.

Needing help to plan a Group Party Bus Outing?

Sometimes, you have a special event that you need to plan whether it’s a company outing, a bachelor party, or just a weekend out with friends. All of the can create a hassle and take a large amount of time. Finding the right location for the party, calling the location to setup group pricing can all be a really big drag.

College Football Games Selling Out

College Football season has been going on for a couple of weeks now. Our team travel clients are all booked up and ready to go for the rest of the season.

North Carolina Beaches

Clinging to the last vestiges of summer weather? Wishing you had one more day to rock those flip-flops and bermudas? Say no more. Just pack your weekend bag and head to the beaches of North Carolina.

Fall Hiking Spots

You don’t have to be an outdoorsy type of person to enjoy fall weather. Mild temperatures, crisp breezes and that gorgeous fall foliage! And what better way to enjoy the beauty of fall then by grabbing some friends and going on a fall hike?!

Great Places to View All Colors of Fall Foliage

Gathering a group of friend and family to enjoy the beautiful colors is one of the pleasures of fall. Most think of Fall foliage tours as only being something for the east coast. However, you would be shocked that Fall produces wonderful colors in other parts of the country as well.

Hurricane Preparation and Business Continuity

Hurricane Season has begun with Hurricane Harvey about to hit Texas this weekend. We wanted to remind our readers on how to prepare and be ready prior to Hurricane Irene potentially wreaking havoc.

The BusBank – Colorado Balloon Festival

There’s nothing quite like it. Gigantic rainbow-hued balloons, some over 10 stories tall, soaring thousands of feet above the ground. And this year, the Colorado Balloon Classic, held on September 2nd, 3rd and 4th, will once again paint the skies with color. We’re thinking you might want to head to Colorado Springs this September. After […]

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival

There’s a reason that Bardstown, Kentucky is more than a dot on the map. After all, since 1776 the locals have been known for making some of the best Bourbon around. And what better way to pay homage to the finely distilled whiskey than to head to the Bourbon Capital of the World and celebrate the Kentucky Bourbon Festival via Charter Bus Kentucky?

Visiting Toronto

As the fifth most populous city in North America, Toronto is home to over 5 million people. But don’t let the crowds deter you from a visit to Canada’s largest metropolis. In fact, Toronto is a top spot for both business and pleasure! Not sure what all the fuss is about? Here’s why Toronto is […]

The Atlantic City Air Show

What has flight demonstrations that reach heights of 15,000 feet, jaw-dropping aerial acrobatics, spectacular formation flying and world-renowned parachutists?

The Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair

Oh New York. We love this state for lots of reasons. Reasons like Broadway, fabulous museums, and a swinging nightlife. But one of the reasons we adore the Empire State is The Great New York State Fair and Charter Bus New York can take you there!

Must See Summer Music Festivals

Summer just isn’t summer without the right soundtrack. And if you’re tired of blasting last year’s remixes on your MP3 player, then it’s time to shake things up a bit! Sure, you can sit on your butt at home and watch the latest Youtube videos of your favorite artists…

Famous Botanical Gardens

Exotic flowers? Check. Rare foliage? Check. Cascading waterfalls, awe-inspiring views, and stunningly artistic landscapes? Check! Botanical Gardens are a premier destination for both botany know-it-alls and general tourists alike. And if you’re looking for a new destination that’s perfect for family reunions and group getaways, then a botanical garden trip may be just what you need!

Deluxe Motorcoach Brand: Prevost Car

We hope you enjoyed when we discussed Motor Coach Industries. Now, we would like to introduce you to Prevost Car, another model of charter bus ideal for long distance travel.

Deluxe Motorcoach Brand: Motor Coach Industries

Deluxe motor coaches come in various makes and models similar to your car. Different manufacturers have different levels of features and amenities. At The BusBank, we work with operators that have the various makes and models of buses available for charter.

Shedd Aquarium Community Discount Days

Throughout the summer, Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium’s Community Discount Days! With free general admission for all guests, it is definitely the place to take your group if you are visiting Chicago. The many exotic fish and marine life make it a must see, and with extended hours this week only, you have even more time to enjoy the aquatic life.

BusBank – 4th of July Fun – The BEST Places to Celebrate

Running around your driveway with a sparkler in hand used to be fun… when you were a kid. Now you’re grown up and those backyard 4th of July fireworks have lost just a bit of their appeal. Let’s face it, you’re ready for something bigger, better and more mind-blowing! If you’re ready to take your […]

Universal Studios Great for a Charter Bus

There is no better way to enjoy the warm weather this summer than to take an air conditioned charter bus to visit an amusement park and with the amazing rides and great ticket packages Universal Studios Hollywood has to offer, you really can’t go wrong with a Charter bus in Hollywood.

Rotary 2011

It was hot and muggy this May as Rotary International held its annual convention, but that didn’t stop The BusBank and Chicago-based DMC On The Scene from providing the convention transportation. And it was no small feat, with over 115,000 to provide transportation for over the entire week. Moving over 35 charter buses and 19,000 […]

Charter Bus Types 101

We understand that many of our customers do not use charter buses frequently and have little knowledge of the many charter bus options available to them. Therefore, we are bringing you a series of short posts about different bus types. We will go in depth about the types of sizes, models, and brands that are in the industry so you can find the perfect bus for your group.

NASA Space Field Trip!

greek life bus rentals

There are few things that will astound your students more than a trip to NASA. Besides offering free year-round field trips, the NASA Glenn Visitor Center will give your students the opportunity to learn about a variety of space related topics, including: the personal lives of astronauts, the inter-workings of the solar system, the International Space Station, and much, much more!

California State Fair 2011

From July 14th to the 29th the Cal Expo in Sacramento, California will be devoted to the event of the summer: the California State Fair.
And before you decide that such an event is only fun if you’re a 4-H-er or bake-off contestant, consider these top 10 reasons to head west: