Are you planning a long distance trip by bus? Well, it’s a swell idea as you will be saving quite a deal of money but then it requires some preparation from your end too which would leave you not too tired or fagged out at the end of the journey.
Begin with planning of the trip, a thorough research could be very helpful and you could get a fair idea of the available bus options as well as timings. These days, you can get almost all the required information online and even book tickets too. You could check out RedBus online which allows you to book bus tickets across the country. Also, you could take advantage of RedBus Coupon Codes that offer discounts on tickets booked through them. Once booked, you will receive an email and an sms on your mobile phone which could be displayed when boarding the bus. Sound convenient?
Pay extra attention when choosing your bus seat. If you suffer from motion sickness, it is advisable to opt for middle or rear seats. On the other single female travelers should prefer the front rows for their personal safety. To minimize the risk of accidents, it is advisable to sit on the left side on the bus. (i.e. not on the driver side)
You do need to be extra careful about your baggage. If you are on a short trip, travelling light would be the best option. Opt for backpacks or duffel bags that could be accommodated in the luggage shelf above the seat. In case of heavy luggage, it needs to be stowed away in the luggage compartment so securing it would be of utmost importance. Also, keep an eye on it at each and every stop the bus makes.
Food and Refreshments
Make sure you keep some refreshments and water handy at all times. You never know when the next stop would be or in case of a bus breakdown you could be left stranded for hours. Ideally, you could go for dry fruits, salted snacks, fruits and biscuits which have a longer shelf life too. Avoid eating oily food when on the move.
Carry clean and fresh water to stay hydrated at all times – a couple of bottles on the safe side as you never know whether the next refreshment stall would be selling your preferred or good quality brand of water.
Well, your toilet kit should be kept handy. Do include tissue paper, toilet paper, antiseptic creams and some oral medication to tackle acidity attacks, motion sickness and other minor ailments that could face.
Well, try to play safe by carrying minimal cash and valuables. Wear minimal jewellery or avoid wearing them totally, you will feel much relaxed this way.
On the overall, long distance bus journeys are interesting enough provided you are well braced for them. For company you could strike up conversations with fellow travelers, those with families are a safe bet or simply enjoy the changing landscape as the bus travels further on its route.