Every year a group of close friends and myself head off for an annual road trip to many exciting destinations across the country. This is an annual trip which we have been taking for over 8 years now and last year we decided to do things a little differently. After discussing it for over a year we decided that the best thing that the group could do would be to use a chartered bus for our journey, and it proved to be a great decision. We have now decided as a group that this is certainly the best way for us to travel and here is why we all think that chartered busses are the way forward.
In the last few years of going on this trip we have ended up in a convoy of 5 cars or more, all heading to the exact same location. As you can imagine this means 5 drivers, 5 petrol tanks that need to be filled and 5 cars with the mileage increasing, and the risk of breakdown along with it. When you charter a bus however there is no need for 5 drivers to to ferry us all down there, instead we can relax on the bus and let someone else do the work. Less stress on the cars, and less stress for the drivers.
The cost of the chartered bus rental, even with the driver, is far less than when we all individually take our cars down. The direct saving is of course the fuel which we put into the car but beyond that we are also ensuring that our cars don’t need to rack up lots of miles or run the risk of things going wrong, which also helps to save us money. Originally we thought that a chartered bus would be far too expensive but as it turned out, we were able to save a great deal of money doing things in this way.
All of us in the group enjoy to have a drink when we are away but in the past it always fell on the shoulders of 3 or 4 to keep themselves right in order to drive. Now we do not have this responsibility everyone can relax a little easier and if they wish to enjoy a glass of wine or a couple of beers, they can do so with out worrying about who will be driving.
Something which we didn’t realize that we were missing out on until we got the bus was the banter during the journey. Because of the fact that we are now all together, the fun of the trip together away starts the moment that we get on board the bus.
A chartered bus has helped us to take our annual holiday to the next level and if you are traveling anywhere in a group, I am sure that it can for you as well.
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