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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 ...

Greyhound's New Sin City Route

AP | Posted 01.06.2013 | Travel

LAS VEGAS — It's getting even easier to get between Las Vegas and Los Angeles without a car. Greyhound announced it's launching non-stop bus se...

Driver Fatigue Was Factor In Fatal Virginia Bus Crash

AP | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel

RICHMOND, Va. -- Federal officials say a Virginia bus crash that killed four people and injured dozens was likely caused by driver fatigue and several...

Students, Parents Hurt As Tour Bus Flips In Kentucky

AP | Posted 08.07.2012 | Travel

MUNFORDVILLE, Ky. — Dozens of students and parents were injured Wednesday night when a tour bus carrying them on a trip to Washington, D.C., tur...

'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 ...

Bus Junction: New Site Lets You Compare Bus Prices

AP | ANNE WALLACE ALLEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Intercity bus travel has taken off in the last few years. Now a new Web site makes it easier for riders to find their routes. BusJunction.com works s...