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What I Learned From Riding the Greyhound From San Francisco to New York

Dave Holtz | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Dave Holtz

I have a tendency to procrastinate, so naturally I didn't even attempt to look for a plane ticket home until December 7. Upon seeing the price of a round trip ticket for the holidays (about $1,200), I had a mini-meltdown.

How to Get Home for the Holidays at a Fraction of the Cost

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.16.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

When it comes to holiday travel, scenes from Steve Martin's miserable journey in the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles undoubtedly come to mind.

Grand Finale, Ultimate Indignity - Blackballed by Greyhound: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 23

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The Ottawa reunion of us six old Cuba hands, class of the mid 60s, goes swimmingly. Our combined ages reach back to just before the birth of Abraham's...

Of Fjords, Pilgrimages and Holy Frying Pans: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 22

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.15.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Boy, they've got the religiosities real bad here in Quebec. Having arrived in Chicoutimi safe, if not sound, after midnight, Yours Truly is now on a b...

Down the St. Lawrence, the World's Largest Estuary: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 21

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Sept-Îles station on the vastly wide St. Lawrence River estuary is not the ideal place to be at 10 p.m., without a car, wondering how to get into tow...

There Are Cars, Then There Are Cars -- When Fusion Means Confusion: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front, Part 6

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.27.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

OK, this is where the real fun starts. I'm in Deer Lake, western Newfoundland, where the province's only long-distance bus line takes a very distinct ...

To Cape Breton Island on Friday the 13th: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 5

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Except that today is Friday the 13th, we're about an hour out of Halifax, some sensor or other has started ringing like a telephone, the driver has pulled over and is in urgent phone powwow with bus HQ -- and he's blaming Friday the 13th for our miscarriage.

Ships Ahoy in Halifax -- Cunard, Titanic and Sea Migrants: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I've been told several times already "you are now standing on the Equator" and "you are now crossing the Arctic Circle," but this is the first time I've been warned "you are halfway between the Equator and the North Pole."

At Home With Anne of Green Gables: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front -- Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The luxuriantly wooded hills, the gently flowering dales, the silvery streams, the emerald gardens and orchards, the deep green roof and shutters set ...

Chasing the World's Highest Tides in the Bay of Fundy: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.23.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Slicing between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the 170-mile-long Bay of Fundy is home to the world's highest tides, with a d...

Canada's Willy Wonka Wonder World: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I'm in Canada's Willy Wonka wonder world, the chocolate factory that produced the first chocolate nut bar in North America, that introduced the first ...

'Riding The Dog': Coast-To-Coast By Greyhound Bus

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.16.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Why would you ride on Greyhound instead of driving -- or grabbing a train or plane?

Coast-To-Coast By Greyhound Bus

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.02.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Why would you ride on Greyhound instead of driving -- or grabbing a train or plane?

Rebranding The Bus For Long-Distance Travel

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With their cushiony seats, TV screens, snack service, and full-service rest stops, Turkish buses are not only more civilized than many foreigners may ...