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Memories – A Gift for the Heart

Creating Memories on the Road

The open road is often the best place to create memories with family and friends. Road trips across the United States can bring loved ones closer together as new areas are explored. To make the most of a new road trip adventure, motorcoach travel or bus charters are recommended. While you might be used to traveling by airplane or vehicle, motorcoach travel provides a unique way to see the US, helping you to create even more memories and have fun along the way.

Benefits of Motorcoach Travel

There are many benefits to motorcoach travel that most travelers never even think of. For starters, you have someone else driving you to your destination. You can rest or even sleep while on the way, or have fun discussing what you will be doing next with your travel mates. You have the ability to move about the bus while on the highway, which means you can switch seats whenever you like to speak to other family members or friends while traveling.

A Motorcoach is much more fun as you will be comfortable in cushy seats plus have entertainment on board. Many buses offer television entertainment with movies provided while you travel. You can also bring your own entertainment such as DVD players or use your mobile device to listen to music while on the open road.

See More, Do More

With motorcoach travel, you have the ability to see more and do more while on the road. You can choose to take a tour to many different destinations depending on what you like to see and do. Tours can last a few weeks and take you to national parks for outdoor fun or casino tours to Las Vegas. Tours can last a few days or a couple of weeks, with stops along the way. You get to explore new areas you have never seen before, making new memories with family and friends along the way.

Tours can also travel to Disneyland or to Northern California wine vineyards for added variety. Enjoy a family stay in Rocky Point Mexico at a resort or a host of other areas. Motorcoach travel can take you throughout the United States, allowing you to plan a customized trip to see whatever you like.

Motorcoach tours or traveling options allow you to travel with more people. If you have a large family or group of friends that like to travel together, it can be difficult to load up and move with so many people in your group. With a motorcoach, there is plenty of space for everyone in your group as well as luggage. Everyone gets to travel together, which is part of the fun. When driving in separate vehicles or flying, you do not get to enjoy the camaraderie that can be found with bus travel.

Create Memories With ALL ABOARD AMERICA!

So, for your next family or friend trip, consider motorcoach travel. The options are endless as to where you can go and there is so much to see and do along the way! Plan a new trip every time you travel to be able to experience something new and make new memories with family and friends with each trip. Reserve your custom trip today.

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Our Featured Tour for July

Spend Christmas in San Diego


This is a sample tour that you can book for your group with ALL ABOARD AMERICA!
Contact us today for more information.


 

Weather in San Diego CA

The average temperature at this time of the year is in the happy upper 60’s. The average low is around 50 degrees or so and will be comfortable with a light jacket or sweater if needed. Please be sure to dress “resort casual” and you will be comfortable throughout the tour.
Tour Sample Includes:
4 Days & 3 Nights Hotel Accommodations at a marina hotel at San Diego Bay ~ Seaport Village,~ Three Breakfasts ~ Christmas Eve Lunch at Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar ~ Christmas Holiday Dinner at the Westgate Hotel ~ Tour of the Mount Soledad Veteran’s Memorial ~ Mission San Diego San de Alcala ~ Two hour Harbor Cruise ~ Complimentary Cocktails & Snacks each evening in the Atrium of the hotel ~ Tour of Coronado Island and Old Town ~ Roundtrip Transportation by Motorcoach ~ Professional Tour Guide ~ Snacks & Water ~ Gratuities

Day 1: Sample

Depart time is around 8:00 am. Travel time to San Diego is about seven hours with a brief lunch stop (on own) in Yuma, and rest stops along the way. Arrive in San Diego and check into our hotel for 3 nights. This full service hotel is all suites and equipped with hairdryers, iron/ironing board, and in room coffee makers with small refrigerators. Rooms have separate living room and bedroom areas. Tonight enjoy complimentary cocktails and snacks at the hotel from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Dinner (on own) at either the hotel or your choice of restaurant at Seaport Village.

Day 2: Sample Christmas Eve

Full Cooked to Order Breakfast at your leisure. Mid-morning departure from the hotel for La Jolla where we will visit the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial. This mountaintop is the site of the cross, the subject of a continuing controversy over the involvement of religion in the government. After viewing the memorial, we will continue on to the Mission San Diego de Alcala’. The first of twenty-one great California Missions marks the birth of Christianity in the west coast of the United States. This remarkable and significant historical shrine provides an understanding and appreciation of the beginning of Catholicism in this corner of the world, so remote from Mother Country of Spain and yet so similar. Today the Mission, which was founded in 1769, serves as an active parish church and cultural center for people of all faiths who are welcome to visit and relive the grandeur and excitement of more than two centuries of California history and tradition. Today lunch (included) will be in Coronado. Tour Coronado Island before returning to the hotel mid-afternoon. Complimentary cocktails & snacks this evening.

Day 3: Sample Christmas Day

Merry Christmas! This morning should you wish to attend church please check with the staff at the front desk or concierge for information. They will be able to assist you with information on local churches and transportation. Breakfast (included) at the hotel before departure for our Two Hour Harbor Cruise from Coronado Island where we will board the “Hornblower,” for our combined sightseeing and wildlife tour. This is the best way to see the harbor. Twenty six miles of the San Diego Bay with veteran crew on board to narrate the rich history of the bay, local points of interest, city landmarks, facts about military and California Sea Lions living off Point Loma. Some points of interest include: The Star of India, Cabrillo National Monument, Coronado Bay Bridge, NAASCO shipyards, Old San Diego Lighthouse, San Diego Yacht Club and of course the Hotel Del Coronado. This afternoon we will enjoy Christmas Dinner at the Westgate Hotel that is ranked a “Four Diamond Resort and the “Diner’s Choice Winner” award for 2012”. We return this afternoon to our hotel where you can relax and retire early. Complimentary cocktails served in the hotel Atrium.

Day 4: Sample

Full Cooked-to-order breakfast (included) at the hotel this morning. Depart for home mid-morning with brief stops en-route for lunch (on own) and restroom stops. Estimated return time to the Valley is around 6:00 PM.

~Contact our tour office at 800-848-4728 to book your group tour today!

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See the Southwest by Motorcoach

Are you interested in an awe-inspiring trip across the southwestern United States? You’re in luck because ALL ABOARD AMERICA! offers affordable motorcoach tours throughout the Southwest, including California and Nevada. Our motorcoaches are perfect for a group, seating up to 56 passengers, and providing access to locations with tons to do and see!

Travel in the Lap of Luxury

ALL ABOARD AMERICA! is far from just another motorcoach company. Our coaches offer modern conveniences that ensure your trip is a hit. Some of the amenities available when traveling with us include restrooms, individual climate control, reclining seats, oversized picture windows, and GPS tracking. We also have entertainment under control by offering DVD, CD, wifi and VCRs so you can enjoy your trip to it’s fullest.

Save Money by Bringing Family & Friends

If you’re worried about travel costs, we have a solution. ALL ABOARD AMERICA! offers custom group tours where customers can invite friends and family members, allowing all to split the costs, our trips are very affordable. It’s the perfect way to get in touch with individuals you love while experiencing a trip that everyone will cherish for years down to come. When you choose to tour the Southwest with us, we can even help suggest hotel accommodations, which attractions to see in that city and restaurants to dine at, leaving you and your friends to focus on one thing, having a good time.

Hotel Accommodations on a Budget

One of the major perks of traveling with a group of friends and family is that hotels often have group rates when you book in bulk. When you travel with ALL ABOARD AMERICA!, not only will you have cheaper travel, but accommodations could also end up saving you money. Our experience with cities across the Southwest makes us very knowledgeable about the best places at the most reasonable prices.

Location, Location, Location

ALL ABOARD AMERICA! has office locations in Arizona including our Phoenix/Mesa office, as well as offices in Santa Fe, El Paso, and Odessa, and Midland Texas. Tours are available throughout the Southwest, including Reno and Las Vegas, NV, all across the state of Arizona, southern and northern California, and Texas. Each of these places has many fun things to do for a group, whether you stay a day or two or much longer.

Southern and Northern California Tours

Enjoy the sun and sand of the beautiful Pacific Ocean by stopping at one of southern California’s amazing beaches on your tour. If you get tired of the sand and sun you can take a quick trip to Los Angeles to spend time at Disneyland. You and the children will have a fantastic time riding rides and meeting favorite Disney characters. Don’t forget to stay for the fireworks at the end of the day!

Northern California is known for it’s vineyards and national parks. Napa Valley is one of the most well known areas worldwide for it’s premium wines. Spanning more than a million acres from the Pacific Ocean to the rugged coast range, you and your guests will enjoy wines from Kistler Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, and Joseph Swan. If you want to visit wine country in January, Spring, and Autumn, you can enjoy Olive Festival, winery open houses and fall harvest events. It’s truly a wine lovers world!

During your visit to California, don’t forget about their national parks. While there are several parks to enjoy, you can take in wildlife, glacier sculpted geology, and top notch recreational opportunities at Yosemite National Park. If you’re an outdoors kind of person Yosemite offers hiking, rafting, fishing, and wildlife watching. To truly experience this national gem you may want to explore it over several days.

Enjoy Nevada as it’s Meant to Be

Another perfect destination for adults traveling in a group is Nevada, stopping either in Reno or Las Vegas. You can hang out on the Vegas strip, take in a show, enjoy a 5 star meal, attend a concert, dancing at a club or visit the many casinos and try your luck at winning a jackpot. For younger travelers there are many hotel properties in the area that have amusement rides, world class pools, shopping, movie theaters, and much more.

Nevada is also known for the Hoover Dam. Built during The Great Depression this place is an engineering masterpiece. It’s only 45 minutes from Vegas and is a major tourist attraction, offering tours daily, with each tour providing a lot of humor from your Dam Guide.

If you want to head to northern Nevada another fast paced city is Reno. Known for it’s neon lights, the casino district is another great place to try your hand at Lady Luck. Not a gambler? You could head over to the several excellent museums, including the National Automobile Museum and the Nevada Museum of Art. There’s also Lake Tahoe for those that want to get outside and enjoy nature. It’s only 40 miles south of Reno and offers soaring mountains and crystal clear waters. Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places you’ll visit in the USA. There’s a reason Nevada is such a hot destination, and you’ll understand why after a single visit.

Get to Know the World of Santa Fe

If you aren’t familiar with Santa Fe,NM, you may not know that there are many attractions and fun things to do when visiting. You can visit Canyon Road, which is a half-mile walk that offers various art displays. There are even some great little restaurants in the middle so you can take a break and try out the food at Milad Persian Bistro or Geronimo. For adults, you should make sure not to miss Mine Shaft Tavern, either. It’s located in nearby Madrid, New Mexico. Also, just 10 minutes south of Santa Fe, you could hang out at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas, which is a history filled museum located on former Spanish ranch dating way back to the early 1700’s. The museum focuses on the heritage and culture of Colonial New Mexico.

Grab the Bull by the Horns in El Paso

El Paso is the perfect destination for a trip with all your friends. You will never run out of things to do. You can walk around the El Paso Zoo, visit various museums, and get your adrenaline rush at Zero to 60 Motor Speedway. Of course, El Paso always known for its food, offers Cattleman’s Steakhouse which is a favorite for those who want an experience with their meal. You could also visit Guadalupe Mountains National Park, located 100 miles east of El Paso, for some fun outdoors. This park offers 80 miles of hiking and adventure for those who want to get out and get some exercise. If you’re into bird watching and ancient rock paintings you should visit Hueco Tanks State Historic Site. This fascinating place is only 32 miles northeast of El Paso and promises to provide you with many picture opportunities that will create memories for years.

Hit the Open Road with ALL ABOARD AMERICA!

No matter where the road takes you, ALL ABOARD AMERICA! will be by your side. Mingle and relax with friends in a comfortable atmosphere on the way to your next big adventure. We’d love to be a part of your next vacation memory, so get in touch for a quote anytime. We’d love to serve you. For custom group rates please call any of our offices.

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Our Featured Tour for June

Monument Valley and Grand Canyon


This is a sample tour that you can book for your group with ALL ABOARD AMERICA!
Contact us today for more information.


Weather in Page, Arizona

The springtime temperature averages in the mid 60’s for the high and in the mid 40’s for the lows. Please take a windbreaker or light sweater for the cooler weather in the evenings. Casual dress for this tour and please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Day 1: Sample

Depart time is around 9:30 AM and travel to Page, AZ, with a stop in Flagstaff for lunch (included). Our journey will continue to Page, where we will check in to our hotel for two nights. This full service hotel offers a restaurant, fitness center, and pool. This evening enjoy Dinner at a local restaurant of your choice for dinner (on own).

Day 2: Sample

This morning breakfast (included) is served at the hotel prior to departure. Today we’ll journey to Monument Valley, where we will explore the most iconic places. You will see the Mittens, John Ford’s Point, YeiBiiChel, and naturally formed Arches in comfortable open-air vehicles. This 2.5 hour tour will be narrated by a well-reviewed local Navajo guide. Today, we’ll be going through the restricted region of Lower Monument Valley discovering for yourself the untouched splendor of Navajo Land, Traverse the desert landscaping visiting the world’s largest Elephant Butte and the Three Sisters spires at John Ford’s Point. Later, divert into the back country and see up close the valley’s famous Big Chief Monument and Sleeping Dragon Rock. Further into the restricted area venture underneath Sun’s Eye arch, the valley’s second largest arch and find some of the valleys oldest Anasazi ruins, petroglyphs and pictographs. The sand dunes at Ear of the Wind arch and walk inside the Big Hogan, Monument Valley’s largest amphitheater. Lunch (included) will be at Goulding’s Lodge, after returning from our safari. Then we head over for an afternoon journey to a local hotel for an evening of relaxation. Dinner (on own) at the hotel or restaurant near-by.

Day 3: Sample

This morning breakfast (included) at the hotel prior to our departure. We will travel to the Grand Canyon via the scenic Route 180 to the South Rim. There will be plenty of time to view the magnificent canyon from different vantage points along the way. Lunch (included) will be at the Historic El Tovar Hotel. This Dining Room is constructed of native stone and Oregon pine. The murals on the walls reflect the customs of four Native American Tribes– the Hopi, the Apache, the Mojave and the Navajo. Though a casual elegance describes this world-class experience. The ambience is rustic, but classic and traditional. You can imagine the countless number of intriguing characters that have dined here in the past. Guests such as Teddy Roosevelt, President Bill Clinton and Sir Paul McCartney have dined and shared stories within these walls. Mid-afternoon we will make our way to the Little America, where we will check in to the hotel for the evening.

Day 4: Sample

Leisurely breakfast (included) at the hotel prior to departing for home. Our estimated arrival time home will be about 12:00 pm.

~Contact our tour office at 800-848-4728 to book your group tour today!

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May Special Tour of the Month

Rocky Point, Mexico

The weather in Rocky Point is generally sunny year round. The average temperature during the day is in upper 80’s (depending on what time of year), cooling down in the evening into the mid 60’s. Dress casual, comfortable and please bring a jacket in case the evenings are cooler.

Day 1: Sample

The drive will be about a five hour ride to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, aboard a luxury Motorcoach, complete with professional driver and tour guide. Water and snacks are provided on the tour, with a short rest stop in Gila Bend at a fast food restaurant (on own) along the way where you may purchase snacks. Check into the Peñasco Del Sol Hotel this afternoon where you can rest or roam around the hotel. The evening is yours to explore the fun and exciting nightlife of Rocky Point. The hotel is within walking distance to many restaurants and cantinas…

Day 2: Sample

After breakfast (included) at the hotel, you may join the group on the coach for a City Tour of Rocky Point and a shopping excursion into the downtown area. You may choose to relax at the hotel and enjoy an afternoon at the beach. While shopping, take time to explore the different eateries (on own) and restaurants in the Puerto Peñasco area. Return in the early afternoon to the hotel. Tonight there will be an included dinner at a local favorite restaurant. Relax and take in the gorgeous Rocky Point sunset and nightlife.

Day 3: Sample

Free Day for all the fun and excitement Rocky Point has to offer! Deep sea fishing, dinner cruises, sightseeing – so many things to do…. Optional tours available at an additional charge. Please check with our personal tour guide – whom is a Rocky Point Expert!

Day 4: Sample

Breakfast (included) this morning will be at the hotel. Depart the hotel this morning and stop at the Seafood Market (Malican) where you may want to purchase fresh seafood, so don’t forget to bring your own cooler. They will pack your seafood in ice for you as well. Time for shopping and lunch (on own) at one of the many local restaurants and cafes. Depart for home around 1:00 p.m. today, returning back to the valley. For your convenience, there will be a brief rest stop in Gila Bend on the return home. The estimated arrival back to the valley will be around 6:30 PM this evening.

~Contact our tour office at 480-222-6941 to book your group tour today

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Going Travel Mad for March Madness

 

March Madness is Taking Over the Country

March Madness is here! All NCAA Division 1 conference tournaments are underway and this Sunday is Selection Sunday for the Big Dance. It’s by far one of the most exciting times of the year for sports fans, especially if you are a college basketball junkie. The excitement of filling out your brackets once the field is announced, getting into some office pools, testing your bracket skills on ESPN and Yahoo’s bracket challenge for a chance to win big time money and trips. And most importantly, seeing if your team makes the field and how far they will advance. All it takes for a team is to get hot, have some luck thrown their way, and who knows, they could become this years Cinderella darlings.

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Here’s something else that’s very exciting if you live in Phoenix Arizona, the NCAA Final Four is right here at Cardinal Stadium. The home of the NFL AZ Cardinals will be the host site for this years final four games and national championship game. Oh man, if that doesn’t get you pumped, you might have to check your pulse!

Cardinal Stadium and WestGate are the Perfect Final Four Pairing

Cardinal Stadium has over 63,000 seats available for fans to relax and enjoy the game in. In addition to being home base for the Arizona Cardinals it’s also the host of the annual Fiesta Bowl for the College FBS. Per Wikipedia, the stadium has hosted the Fiesta Bowl, the 2007 BCS National Championship Game, 2011 BCS National Championship Game and 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship a game that it hosted every four years, which set the venue’s entertainment attendance record of 78,603 on January 11, 2011, 2008 Super Bowl XLII, 2015 Super Bowl XLIX, the 2015 Pro Bowl, WrestleMania XXVI, and matches from the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

In addition to having one of the most amazing and modern stadiums in the United States, right next door to Cardinal Stadium is the WestGate Entertainment District. This is an 8,000,000 sq foot shopping, dining and entertainment hot spot. What makes it even more appealing for NCAA basketball fans, in the event you can’t obtain tickets into the final four or national championship game, you can enjoy watching the games from any of the restaurant / bars on site. And once the games are decided, you can bet a flood of excited fans from the games will be stopping by for post game celebrations. It’s a win win!!

 

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Final Four Experience in Phoenix

The city of Phoenix will provide a ton of fan events to experience while in town for the final four. Offering something for fans of all ages, Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One will be held at Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix from March 31-April 3, 2017. The Phoenix Convention Center is a short walk from many Final Four hotels and accessible by Valley Metro Light Rail stations at Third Street/Washington and Third Street/Jefferson. Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One is a fun-filled event that is jam-packed with youth basketball clinics, giveaways, concerts, special appearances and sports-related autograph signings – and various sports are represented in interactive games from all NCAA championships. Fans can even have their photos snapped with the NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship trophy.

For those coming into town from cold weather cities, you can enjoy unlimited golf on many of the gorgeous courses around the valley. Of the many courses to choose from, you should check out Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, TPC Scottsdale, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, The Boulders, Grayhawk Golf Club, and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club. Every single one of these courses provides desert scenery, premiere shot value, challenges, great course conditions, solid length of the round and memories. And did we mention……beautiful desert scenery (yes, I know we did)!!! They’re the best in the country.

 

final four transportation

This year All Aboard America is excited to be a part of the event.  It’s going to be amazing! Whether your group needs transportation to and from your hotel to the games, our motorcoach buses will be providing a safe and fun way for all of you to enjoy your final four experience.

If you’re coming to Phoenix with friends and family to enjoy the final four and NCAA festivities, or even to take in the sights that our beautiful city has, you’re going to need transportation. All Aboard America has the most luxurious and safest transportation options available in the entire valley. Whether your group needs to get to the games, the festivities in downtown Phoenix, for golf outings, or to create a custom tour within the state, we have your travel solution. Call All Aboard America today and reserve your transportation now 800-848-4728 or visit our site.

 

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Motorcoach Group Travel has Many Benefits

Have уоu ever wаntеd tо рlаn a fun еvеnt but wondered how to get еvеrуоnе іn your grоuр there ѕаfеlу аnd есоnоmісаllу? With motor coach travel, уоu can climb іntо a соmfоrtаblе ѕеаt wіth уоur grоuр, rеlаx аnd еnjоу thе rіdе. It can be lеѕѕ еxреnѕіvе thаn drіvіng уоurѕеlf, less ѕtrеѕѕ, аnd much more еnjоуаblе tо асtuаllу see thе sites while trаvеling to уоur dеѕtіnаtіоn.

Motorcoach is a рорulаr choice of transportation for group travel. It hаѕ the сарасіtу to trаnѕроrt a lot mоrе реорlе than a car, van or city bus. If you are concerned about comfort, dоn’t bе. A chartered buѕ is vеrу соmfоrtаblе wіth large, cozy rесlіnіng ѕеаtѕ, rеаdіng lights, overhead ѕtоrаgе fоr personal аrtісlеѕ, and restrooms on board. Thе coaches rаngе іn ѕіzеѕ frоm 20 раѕѕеngеrѕ tо 57 passengers. Thе 20 person charter оffеrs ѕрасе fоr whееl сhаіrѕ аnd ѕрасе fоr ѕtаndіng passengers tоо. The lаrgеr motorcoaches offer room fоr оvеr 49 passengers, have rесlіnіng ѕеаtѕ, rеаdіng lіghtѕ, TV mоnіtоrѕ аnd аmрlе storage fоr luggаgе. Thеѕе аrе еxсеllеnt fоr group оutіngѕ, especially if it’s an overnight trip.  Mоtоrсоасhes have many additional fасіlіtіеѕ lіkе rеѕtrооmѕ, оvеrhеаd соmраrtmеntѕ and smаll tables аrrаngеd іn frоnt оf еvеrу ѕеаt. Thе nеwеr mоdеl buѕеѕ coming оut аrе lооkіng mоrе and mоrе futurіѕtіс with their exterior lооk and аdvаnсеd tесhnоlоgіеѕ lіkе сеll рhоnе and iPad рlugіnѕ at уоur seats.

Whеn planning уоur trip, tаkіng a motorcoach to get thеrе саn асtuаllу соѕt lеѕѕ bесаuѕе the еxреnѕе оf driving уоur car саn outweigh thаt оf motorcoach. Wіth thе economy being thе wау it is,motorcoach travel hаs bесоmе extremely reasonable. You саn have mоrе friends and family tоgеthеr іn оnе рlасе аnd еnjоу the company of all. Yоu саn all relax in style, with comfortable temperatures, seats, time to talk and catch up аnd nоt wоrrу about traffic jаmѕ. Yоu саn ѕаfеlу еnjоу the rіdе wіth no rеѕроnѕіbіlіtу; just lеаvе thе wоrk to the motorcoach drіvеr. When people choose to travel as a group on a motorcoach they’re also tаkіng many саrѕ оff of thе rоаds, which decreases thе rіѕk оf an ассіdеnt, cut down on emissions, and іnсrеаѕе thе safety of аll passengers, ensuring everyone gеtѕ tо thе еnd destination on time and safely. Sаfеtу іѕ the fіrѕt рrіоrіtу with All Aboard America, it’s passengers, and drivers.

Anоthеr hugе рluѕ wіth uѕіng motorcoach and bus charters for group travel іѕ that they аrе rеаdу tо tаkе уоur you on an all dау еxсurѕіоn оr еvеn a full wееkеnd retreat. If thе сhаrtеr уоu wаnt doesn’t hаvе a motorcoach large enough fоr уоur use, we will fіnd a раrtnеr of ours whісh shares thе same vіеw оn ѕаfеtу, professionalism аnd іmрессаblе ѕеrvісе. You’ll be рlеаѕеd with thе first class service motorcoach travel оffеrs for уоur special travel рlаnѕ.

Traveling by motorcoach іѕ thе way tо travel tоdау whеn уоu don’t wаnt to deal with thе hassles of drіvіng. You wоn’t find a more economical аnd flеxіblе way tо trаvеl where you can have an intimate еxреrіеnсе with frіеndѕ and fаmіlу. You can find many tеѕtіmоnіаlѕ from реорlе whо have absolutely loved their experience оn a bus tour аnd the service their driver gave while on board. Wіth all the benefits thаt сhаrtеrѕ have tо оffеr, that mаkеѕ for thе bеѕt wау to trаvеl. It is grеаt for fаmіlіеѕ, сhurсhes, national park tours, wedding groups, booster and sports clubs аnd school groups to gеt around comfortably, reaching thеіr dеѕtіnаtіоnѕ ѕаfеlу.

For information on reserving a group motorcoach please call any of our offices on the contact page. All Aboard America is ready to provide you the best travel experience of your life, one that will create new memories for all.

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How to Pack for an Overnight Bus Tour

How to Pack for Overnight Bus Tours

Whether you’re going on a bus tour of Savannah for Thanksgiving, San Diego for Christmas, or New Orleans in the New Year, the way that you pack for your trip can help you get the most enjoyment from the experience. If you don’t pack the things you need, you may be forced to buy them while you’re on your journey. If you pack too many items, you could have trouble finding what you need when you need it – and your bag may be unnecessarily heavy. The following tips should help you to strike the right balance in terms of what to pack – as well as how to pack your belongings efficiently.

Toiletries in Smaller Sizes

There really is no good reason to buy your toiletries when you’re on an overnight bus trip. Hotels typically provide small bottles of certain personal care items – such as shampoo and conditioner – but they may not have the kinds you generally use or prefer. To be sure you have the lotion, soap, shampoo, and other toiletries you like, just buy them in smaller sizes. Many drugstores sell a wide range of personal care products in travel-sized containers.

Another point worth noting: If you pack a gentle liquid soap or sample-sized laundry detergent, you’ll be able to wash some of your clothes by hand during your trip – and this will enable you to pack fewer clothing items and create more space in your bag for other things.

Clothing in Similar Colors

Instead of bringing several different outfits in a wide range of colors and patterns, try to stay within the same color theme for your bus tour. You might pack a pair of black pants, a pair of tan pants, a black shirt, and a white jacket. Add a patterned shirt and two simple pairs of shoes, and you’ll be able to create several looks from that basic wardrobe. If you want to add a little color and style to your attire, bring some inexpensive jewelry, a scarf, or a belt in bold hues.

How to Pack Your Bag

How to pack can be just as important as what you choose to bring with you. Try rolling your clothing items – this will help to keep them from getting wrinkled, and it will also maximize the space in your suitcase. You can also pack small things in your extra pair of shoes, as well as in the pockets of your suitcase.

What Not to Pack

Be sure to leave valuable items at home. Bringing an antique watch or the expensive ring your spouse gave you for your anniversary could make you a target for theft.

Additionally, don’t pack more than one book or magazine – you probably won’t have time to read it; another option is to download reading material on an electronic device if you have one.

All Aboard American has been chartering motorcoach tours for over 80 years. We are committed to our passengers and drivers. We provide some of the most exciting and breathtaking destinations within our industry, and our motorcoaches are some of the most luxurious on the road. Come book a new adventure with us – and then kick back, relax, and we’ll take over from there.

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Motorcoach Travel is Way Underrated and Here’s Why

How many times have you been stuck in an airport only to wait in long TSA lines that eventually have you running for your gate once you finally get through all their poking and prodding? Or what’s worse, you finally get to your gate to find you’ve either been bumped or your flights been delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. Fun, Fun!!! Unfortunately that’s a part of air travel these days and it seems to be getting worse. Expensive airline tickets, lost luggage, uncomfortable seating, rude people, germs, it’s all apart of the airport and airline experience.

Don’t worry, your travel doesn’t have to include all these experiences. There is another form of travel that allows for a more enjoyable time. When was the last time you considered a travel method that allows you to sit back in comfort while you take in the sights? That’s right I’m talking about motorcoach travel. What, you completely forgot that traveling by bus was an option? That’s OK, even though more people in the United States actually travel by bus more than airplane, but we’ll let it slide this time.

Whenever you read travel blogs or somebody on a travel show gives traveling tips about packing, destinations, airport information, what type of luggage to use, they always seem to forget about bus travel. That’s why we’re going to discuss why motorcoach travel is one of the most underrated forms of travel today.

The Benefits of Motorcoach Travel:

1. Avoid Long Security and Ticket Booth Lines – Security and TSA checkpoints were not invented with the sole purpose of aggravating anxious travelers or to serve as an excuse to be felt up by complete strangers. However, they can be quite stressful and tedious. Not only are you required to remove certain pieces of clothing and walk barefoot on a questionable surface, but it gets worse if you are the “lucky” one whose bag is randomly selected for further inspection. Motorcoach travel usually doesn’t involve long lines or the removal of clothing during security checks.

2. Don’t Have to Arrive Hours Before Departure – When you travel by plane most of us have to arrive at the airport at least 2-3 hours before our scheduled flight. This allows time to check in, give your bags to the airline, then head over to security to wait in those lines, and then finally get to your gate and wait til boarding. And if you’re lucky you might have enough time to get some food, drinks or use the bathroom before your boarding section has been called. With motorcoach travel, arriving hours before departure is not required. Usually if you get there 20-30 minutes before setting off, this is sufficient enough. No rushing to the airport or stressing over missing flights.

3. Free Wifi and Power Outlets – The majority of bus carriers nowadays offer free WiFi for the whole duration of a trip, allowing passengers to fully utilize the time they spend traveling by getting important work done or catching up on the latest Netflix release. In comparison, airlines continue to make you pay more than your monthly Internet bill for the grand luxury of spending an hour online during your flight. What’s even more interesting is many buses nowadays are actually fancier than most airplanes.There are power outlets to keep your gadgets charged, cushioned seats and (once again because it is THAT important) extra legroom. What more can you ask for?

4. The Sights – When traveling by plane all you see is sunlight poking through your small window, if it’s even open. Depending on what seat you chose or got stuck with, your isle mates may have gotten the window seat and prefer it to be closed while they sleep the entire flight. If you do have the luxury of having the window seat lets face it, all you can see are the sun and clouds. Maybe ocassionally you will spot other planes passing overhead or by your flight but usually it’s just clouds, sun and maybe an inkling of the ground 30,000 feet below. With motorcoach travel you have huge windows that allow you to see all the sights around you. If you happen to be passing through a cool city or some gorgeous countryside you get to see all of this. It really adds to your travel experience. Not to mention there’s more leg room to relax, kickback and enjoy the scenery.

5. No Missing Luggage – When flying one of the risks you take are with your luggage. Are your bags going to meet you at the final destination or will they catch their own flight and show up later, or maybe not at all. How many times a day does a flight get delayed but the persons luggage goes off on it’s own trip? A LOT!!!!! People are forced to buy new clothes during their trip because their luggage is going to be a day or two late arriving at their destination and in other cases people are forced to replace the entire wardrobe they had brought because their bags never arrive at all. And guess what happens, the airlines give you the big ol’ finger and tell you that it’s not their fault. No refund on the clothes you had to buy or credit towards another flight int he future. It’s become ridiculous these days. At least with motorcoach travel, regardless of the final destination or destinations in the event you’re on a charter that is going to several stops, your luggage is safe and sound under the bus. It’s with you and not on another one because the bus was delayed. In the odd event a bus charter gets delayed or there’s a breakdown guess what, your luggage stays with you or gets taken out and moved to a new bus. You never have to worry about late or lost luggage with motorcoach travel.

6. Adventure – When traveling to National Parks or traveling to a few different places around the country by bus, you get to experience an adventure. Not only are you getting to enjoy amazing scenery but usually the bus drivers know the lay of the land or the history of the territory you’re traveling through, or to, and it’s actually quite interesting to learn some local history. You also meet new people, exchange stories with one another, this just adds to the adventure.

7. Pit Stops and No Turbulence – One of the best things about traveling by motorcoach is that it stops during the journey for a short rest, allowing you to stretch, get some fresh air, recharge your batteries by getting some food, drinks and hot coffee. For those who smoke you can actually satisfy your craving and have a cigarette or two while at a pit stop. While you’re able to get up and walk around on a plane, it becomes kind of a hassle when you’re sitting on the inside and you have to make everyone else get up because you are suddenly in the mood for a stroll. While bus rides can be bumpy depending on the road conditions and the current state of the driver’s love life, nothing is remotely as scary as being trapped in a shaking metal box 30,000 feet above ground, with no knowledge of when it’s going to stop. Needless to say, there’s no turbulence on a bus, except for the occasional speed bump, but those can actually be fun, unless you’re holding a cup of hot coffee without a lid. Ouch!!

There are so many reasons why motorcoach travel is overlooked. If you consistently travel by plane I recommend taking a break from that and give a bus charter / tour a chance. Go to the motorocoach company’s website, like All Aboard America, and check out their upcoming tours. Pick a destination that excites you and book it. Experience a new adventure and see for yourself why motorcoach travel is much more relaxing, and a completely different, more enjoyable form of travel. Happy and safe travels!!!

 

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Things to Do in Savannah in the Fall

The summer heat may have begun to wear us down in Phoenix and probably across the Southwest, but Southern Hospitality in Savannah is as warm as it ever was. Fall is a great time of year to visit Georgia’s first city; there’s a bunch of great outdoor events and festivals that take place each year in and around the city. Here are some of the most popular things to do in Savannah during the fall.

The Savannah Jazz Festival

If you love the smooth rhythms of jazz, Savannah is the place to be in late September. The ever-popular Savannah Jazz Festival takes place at the Habersham Village Shops under the outdoor tent. Sit back, relax and enjoy smooth Jazz performances by a variety of talented musicians. Free concerts will also take place at Forsyth Park on the bandstand, in Savannah’s beautiful historic district. Get your tickets and find out more by visiting savannahjazzfestival.org.

Oktoberfest

Come for the bratwurst and beer, stay for the fun and festivities that include wiener dog races, keg roll and beer stein races, live entertainment and art exhibitions. There will also be a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food vendors and much more at the this Annual Oktoberfest. The event takes place at Savannah’s beautiful Historic Riverfront on River Street in early October. This festival has free admission.

Tybee Island Pirate Fest

Shiver me timbers, calling all swashbucklers! For loads of fun on Columbus Day Weekend, head to Tybee Island for their infamous Pirate Fest. From live music, the exuberant pirate parade, a thieves market featuring souvenirs, pirate wares, costumes, arts and crafts and more, your gang of pirates young and old with have an unforgettable time. The event kicks off with the Buccaneer Ball at the Original Crab Shack, with live entertainment, costume contests, great food and drink and the crowning of the King and Queen.

Savannah Greek Festival

Opa! The Savannah Greek Festival has been running for more than 60 years! Join the fun during the second weekend in October at St Paul’s Hellenic Center. Indulge in homemade Greek foods, drinks and deserts. Enjoy Greek dancing featuring adult and child dancing troupes, a market offering Greek cheeses, olives, grape leaves, coffee, as well as crafts, jewelry, and clothing and live music everyday. This special three-day festival is a favorite among locals and visitors. The festival is open 11am to 9pm each day; admission is free before 4pm Thursday and Friday; after 4pm and all day Saturday, $2 donation is requested.

A Savannah Thanksgiving

All Aboard America is providing an awesome trip to Savannah Georgia for Thanksgiving this year. From November 21st through the 25th we’ll be offering a trip to this beautiful city that includes:

~ Roundtrip Airfare ~ Door to door transportation from your home and back to Sky Harbor Airport ~ 5 Days & 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations (One Night in Atlanta, GA, Renaissance Hotel and 3 nights at the Courtyard by Marriott, Savannah in the Historic District) ~ Ghost Tour of Savannah by Horse Drawn Carriage ~ High Tea Trolley Tour of the Victorian, Colonial and Historic areas ~ St. John’s Baptist Church ~ City Market District ~ Riverboat Harbor Cruise ~ Thanksgiving Dinner ~ Four Breakfasts ~ Three Lunches ~ Dinner at Renaissance Hotel ~ Tour of the Hay House ~ Non-Stop flights on Southwest Airlines ~ Motorcoach Transportation while in Atlanta and Savannah ~ Baggage Handling ~ A Professional Tour Guide from Phoenix ~ Driver & Guide Gratuities

For more information please visit the tour page or contact Centers Tours & Scheduling at 623-544-6129. You will be contacted as time gets closer for the exact pick-up time from your home.
$250 deposit is due upon making reservations. Final Payment due by October 5, 2016.

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