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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.


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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 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


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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Things to Do in Southern California

During the summer there’s always a good time to visit Southern California. The weather is always good, the scenery is always beautiful, and there’s more than enough attractions to experience. Whether you’re into family fun, music, fine dining, or just enjoy the ocean, Southern California has it all.


Southern California has not one, but two Disney Parks! Disneyland offers the classic Disney experience, with Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, time-honored rides like It’s a Small World, and parades to thrill any Disney fan of any age. Disney’s California Adventure brings something different to the Disney experience. California Adventure has more thrill rides for adventure-seeking visitors, a California style boardwalk, and fun new attractions like Cars Land.

Whether you’re visiting “Surf City USA,” commonly known as Huntington Beach, exploring the famous Trestles surf spots at San Onofre, or catching some huge waves at The Wedge in Newport Beach, Southern California is always a great place to surf!

If relaxing is more your style then Seal Beach is highly recommended. Seal Beach offers some of the nicest beach landscape Southern Cali has to offer. This beach is never crowded, life guards are always on patrol, the water is refreshing, plenty of beach activities to do, and the cute beach community offers plenty of live entertainment and dining.
Whale and Dolphin Watching

May to October is blue whale season, while from December to May we see gray whales taking their annual migration between Alaska and the lagoons of Baja. Fin whales, minke whales visit us all year, and occasionally we also see killer whales, humpacks, pilot whales, and more! The Southern California Pacific is also home to more dolphins than any other place in the US. Dana Point is an especially great place to view whales and Dolphins. The underwater canyons near the coast of Dana Point are popular locations for the smaller fish that dolphins like to eat, which means more dolphins off our coast!
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park is located between Laguna Beach and Corona Del Mar. If you enjoy hiking or mountain biking, Crystal Cove is a must-visit! Whether you want a short hike down to the beach to look at Crystal Cove’s impressive tide pools, or a more strenuous ten mile adventure, you’ll find it here. Soak up the natural beauty of California, enjoy sweeping ocean views, pack a picnic, and stay the whole day!

The Queen

A tour on The Queen Mary is a trip back in time. Built in the 1930’s, this ship has been a glamorous ocean liner, a troopship, and is thought to be one of the most haunted places in America. Take your pick of the multiple tours available and don’t forget to dine on board! Some say the Queen is haunted. Perhaps you’d like to visit this old ship during the Halloween season when they have turn this gem into a haunted, floating vessel.
Balboa Fun Zone
The easiest way to take a boat ride in Southern California? Take the Balboa Ferry. The ferry runs back and forth between the Balboa Peninsula, and Balboa Island and the fare is only $1 per person. Get a new view of the peninsula and the surrounding homes and harbors from the water, and spend a few hours exploring Balboa island!
San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
Southern California’s mild climate makes it a comfortable place for many different animals to live. The San Diego Zoo houses over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies and is one of the few zoos in the world to house a Giant Panda. The San Diego Zoo specializes in natural enclosures that mimic animal’s native habitats and also features huge free-flight aviaries as well as a rare plant collection.
Whether you want to relax, have fun at an amusement park, enjoy some beach time, or anything else you could possibly imagine, Southern California has it all. If you’re looking for something different to do perhaps you have some family and friends that you’d like to travel with. Why not customize a bus charter and travel Southern California this summer? Travel in luxury and comfort, see the beauty the open road has to offer and enjoy the hidden gems awaiting you in California. Call All Aboard America today 800-848-4728 or visit us online.

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Book a Charter for Spring Training in Arizona

This week, Major League Baseball officially kicks off its 2016 season. Yup, you guessed it, Cactus League spring training is officially starting in Arizona. The Diamondbacks spring training home is in sunny Arizona at Salt River Fields and if we’re not mistaken, it sounds like we’ve just found an excuse for a charter bus trip! Catch some rays at this beautiful field and take in the vibe that this wonderful time of year brings.


You can rent a charter bus for any amount of time you like, so gather up some baseball fans and hop on board for a charter bus trip to Arizona for spring training! We know that not everyone is a huge baseball fan, but we also know that Arizona has a lot more to offer than just some warm-up ball. Phoenix is home to a lot of entertainment and top-class golf courses, in addition to the the Grand Canyon which is a short trip up north. As winter continues in the east, you can escape the cold and whacky temps that the east coast offers this time of year and enjoy what the city of Phoenix and the state of Arizona has to offer this March.


A trip to the desert wouldn’t be complete without a trip to a spring training game or two. Gather your group back on board your rented charter bus to one of 10 spring training facilities in the area to catch a preview of your favorite MLB team.


All Aboard America rents charter buses to travel anywhere in the country. If you’re itching for baseball season or just for warmer weather, spring training is a great excuse to take a vacation and travel in style. If you’d prefer to watch spring training in Florida call our offices and acquire about a custom overnight charter trip.


Make your reservation today by calling 1-800-848-4728, or visiting our contact page here. We provide quality charter bus transportation services for the greater Phoenix and surrounding valley areas. To learn more about the specials offered, visit our tour specials page. We keep our list of tour specials up to date and are sure to add new specials as we schedule them. Be sure to check back regularly to learn about new specials being added. Follow All Aboard America today on Facebook and Twitter.


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Preventing Motorcoach Roll Overs and Loss of Control

Since motor coaches are designed to accommodate many people at a time in luxurious quarters, it stands to reason they are larger than other types of vehicles. As such, there is always a risk of rollover, just as with larger trucks and even SUVs. As your trusted charter company, All Aboard America is committed to safety thanks to its Bendix® ESP® stability system designed to help prevent rollovers and loss-of-control no matter what the road conditions.


Prevent Rollovers


This full stability system has more sensors and braking capabilities than roll-only systems, allowing it to better prevent jackknifes, slides, skids and loss-of-control. Thanks to this ABS-based stability system, our motor coaches can not only recognize but assist with situations that could lead to rollover due to state-of-the-art sensors and brakes such as steer axle braking. This gives you peace of mind as a passenger knowing the vehicle you’re riding in will be stable in both dry and wet surface conditions. According to the NHTSA, rollovers are dangerous incidents featuring a higher fatality rate than other types of crashes. Good news is, they can be prevented.


Keeping Control


The Bendix ESP stability system is designed for the driver to keep complete control of the motor coach at all times, regardless if it’s snowing, raining, or completely dry outside. The Core ABS in particular works to guard against locking of the wheels, which helps drivers maintain steering control when applying the brakes. The Smart ATC provide unparalleled traction control that makes split second adjustments depending on what the vehicle is doing at the moment, such as going around a curve, along with the throttle input.

Reducing Accident Costs


A big benefit to this new technology is the reduction in the amount and cost of accidents such as rollovers. The safer a fleet is, the less chance for accidents, which translates to a lower bottom line. Keeping everyone safe on the road means more satisfied customers and peace of mind for everyone who rides All Aboard America motor coaches.
All Aboard America is a nationwide first-class luxury motor coach charter bus company in business since 1936. With all the latest amenities and comfortable conditions on board, our motor coaches allow you to travel in style, with no hassle and no worry. All Aboard America strives to be the safest bus charter service in the business ensuring the safety of our passengers at all times. For more information about our services please call us at 800-848-4728 or visit

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Ensuring Safety for Our Drivers, Motorcoaches and Passengers

All Aboard America introduces Prevost Liaison, which is a robust new data management system designed specifically for the use of vehicle monitoring. Although this gives it obvious abilities for fleet management companies, its primary function is to facilitate the communication between you and your motorcoach. This further accomplishes several key things:


  • – ensures the safety of the passengers and drivers, by providing an extra set of electronic eyes to monitor the electronic systems onboard the motorcoach


  • – ramps up the overall efficiency with which operations are conducted


  • – is the next stage in improved customer service


How Does Prevost Liaison Work, Exactly?


Prevost Liaison is a full-systems access program that is tied into the engine, transmission and ABS system of your motor coaches. It uses this full range of access to monitor minute changes in everything from tire pressure, to the fuel gauge. It effectively affords these critical measurements multiple sets of eyes – one from the driver on the road, and the other from a qualified technician at headquarters.


Furthermore, the dashboard is as simple as it needs to be – and no simpler. The easy-to-read interface delivers the most pertinent information about the state of the vehicle; all readable at a glance.  You’ll know about the diesel particulate filter and other aspects of electronic stability, via mission critical codes that are delivered in real time to your mobile device. Included are all the parameters necessary to pinpoint when the issue occurred, and why. Fault codes denote variables such as the engine temperature, the speed of the vehicle and more.


Staying Connected Confers a Host of Benefits


In order to maintain a constant connection between the motorcoach and the office, Prevost Liaison sends and accepts information through wireless communications. What better, more ubiquitous method than the World Wide Web? The internet is pervasive, and this premier vehicle management system utilizes this ever-presence to excellent effect – making sure you’re always connected and able to communicate. The management system has worked so well in trials that all new Prevost motorcoaches come equipped with Liaison 2.0, and the Volvo motorcoaches are being rolled out with the system, as well.


All Aboard America is dedicated to the safety of its drivers, motorcoaches and the passengers on-board. For more information, please visit, or call us at 800-848-4728.

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