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Traveling on a greyhound bus - May 21st 2011, 10:18 PM

Has anyone else ever traveld on a greyhound bus, or similar bus? I'm planning a trip to Texas from Colorado, but I'm the only one going so I have to take the bus. I do NOT want to fly. No way! I went about two years ago, but that was with my sister, so I'm a little nervous to go by myself.


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Re: Traveling on a greyhound bus - May 22nd 2011, 12:42 AM

i have taken the greyhound many times, i recomend sitting in the front, that way your the first off the bus at stops and it's also the safest place to sit, should anything happen but i highly doubt anything would

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Re: Traveling on a greyhound bus - May 22nd 2011, 05:53 AM

I took the Greyhound bus from Chicago to New Orleans and back. It was a bit boring, but really not too bad. I sat somewhere in the front three rows the entire time, thus guaranteeing a relatively safe seat, a good view of anything interesting up ahead (like coming into St. Louis and seeing the Arch) and an area of the bus that usually had more daylight (as I had my side window plus the front windshield).

I highly recommend bringing a laptop, portable DVD player, or other device to watch movies on (along with earphones), a book and maybe some crossword puzzles. But over-all I'd say it was quite nice, and I liked it more than flying.


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Re: Traveling on a greyhound bus - May 23rd 2011, 05:14 PM

Buses are inexpensive but can be very boring. Just make sure you bring enough stuff to keep you entertained for the duration of the trip. And embrace rest stops! Even if you don't have to get off to go to the bathroom or purchase something, if the driver gives you a ten minute stop, get off and look around! The fresh air and change of scenery will really help. Plus, you never know what goodies you'll find at rest stops and gas stations. Sounds funny but really helps.



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Re: Traveling on a greyhound bus - May 25th 2011, 12:43 AM

I took a bus from Boston to New York City and back. The bus was really nice because it had a power outlet available for every row, so I could kind of just relax and zone out on the internet until the ride was over. Definitely take every advantage you have to use the bathroom, especially on such a long trip. I'd get there early, too, so you have as many options as possible as to which seat you get to take.


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Re: Traveling on a greyhound bus - May 25th 2011, 01:43 AM

Greyhound doesn't have power outlets or internet, though (that I'm aware of?).

In all honesty, highway travel beats flying any day. I could be staring out the window for a whole day long depending on the dynamics of the surrounding scenery. I'm a sucker for natural landscapes. In contrast, if it was all some kind of suburb or industrial area the whole route long, it would be depressing as hell and I'd just sleep. Taking rest stops at almost nameless towns that appeared to be of population < 500 = pure amazing.

I just go for their overnight runs if I see myself likely to be sleeping anyway.

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