Keeping Our Feet, and Wheels, on the Ground

We’ve all heard the old adage that the thrill is not in the destination, but in the journey. Well the more we travel, the more we have come to realize the truth in that statement.

It’s not a new idea, even for us. Decades ago when we lived in Nashville and David was writing songs between concert dates all across the globe, he wrote one called It’s In the Getting There with just that sentiment.

So while our bucket list may never be completed, we have learned a few things about getting there along the way.

Perhaps our biggest discovery was that traveling at ground level can be much more enjoyable than flying. Why miss all of the sights and experiences while going from one place to another? Busses offer a much more visual, and relaxed mode of transport.

Watching the world go by has become a big part of our travel technique these days, and that’s where a service such as ComparaBUS can really make a difference.

With one search on their easy to use webpage we can find the best fare on busses to all sorts of destinations all around the world.

So whether we are looking to go from the sophisticated sights and sounds of The City of Light in Paris to the serene countryside of Provence, or a big city jaunt from bright lights of The Big Apple to visit the patriots in Boston we can always see where we’re going.

Honestly, we can hardly imagine criss-crossing the great American West way up in the sky. We want to get up close and personal with the mountains, valleys, prairies, and canyons as we make our way from one amazing landmark to another.

We would hate to miss all of the desert and mountain scenery on the trip from LA to Vegas. From 35,000 feet in the air the canyons just look like cracks in a sidewalk and the peaks like anthills, but at ground level they become an experience not to be forgotten.

Without a doubt some of the most memorable moments of our travel lifetimes have come aboard busses. One reason for that is the fact that they can often go where no other method of mass transportation can.

An example jumps to mind from our trip to Machu Picchu in Peru. It is possible to hike up to the historic Lost City of the Inca but it is up the side of an incredibly steep mountain. For that reason most everyone, including us, takes a bus, but that terrain makes for one harrowing ride.

On the other hand, the views were unmatched by anything we have ever encountered in our vagabond exploits across the globe.

Sometime those journeys have taken us to regions where a bus is the only form of public transport. That was the case in Mexico’s Yucatan when we rode a remarkably comfortable motor coach across the Peninsula from Cancun to Valladolid on a trip to see the Mayan ruins at Chichén-Itzá.

Not only are busses the best way to see the countryside while traveling, they are almost always the most economical way to go from place to place.

Another great reason to choose the bus is that they are eco-friendly. Each mile a passenger travels aboard a bus creates less than one-fifth of the emissions that are produced by an airplane. That sure makes us feel better while we watch the world go by.

Of course, sometimes the bus is just not an option. For instance, try as we may we have found it extremely difficult to cross oceans in them. Also, the fact of the matter is that sometimes saving time is more important than seeing the sights.

In that case a quick search on ComparaBUS will also show great prices on air fares, trains, and even car pool options.

So no matter where we are going we know ComparaBUS will be our first stop.

David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com

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