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Exchanging Marriage Vows in Beautiful Philadelphia Wedding Venues

Posted by Ed • Wednesday, April 1. 2015 • Category: Philadelphia

Most brides and grooms plan their weddings to occur in the springtime or summer. For a quintessential wedding, Philadelphia provides some exquisitely unique venues that can make your special day live on in memory like a fairly tale.

The Barley Sheaf Farm Estate, which is situated about 40 miles northeast of Philadelphia in New Hope, spans for more than 100 acres of woodlands and farm pastures in Bucks County. Prominent magazines, such as The New Yorker and National Geographic Traveler and also CNBC have featured Barley Sheaf Farm Estate, lauding it as a distinguished inn, highly reputed by travelers from all over the world. The estate was the historic home of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright George Kaufman. For a storybook wedding or an informal exchanging of vows in the country, the inn provides a stunningly beautiful setting.

HollyHedge Estate is another noteworthy venue, also located in New Hope. It is a rustic country estate with in-house wedding planners who for more than 20 years have helped couples create romantic weddings and wonderful menus through their access to local farmers and distributors for seasonal dishes. Their award winning catering team applies its to expertise to craft all wedding details, working with brides and grooms from day one. On the wedding day everyone enjoys the quaint ambiance of the inn and the pastoral yet elegant feel of the grounds and buildings. Reports from married couples testify to the magic that HollyHedge Estate brings to their eventful wedding day.

For those who want to capture the feel of medieval times, nothing compares with being married in a castle. Fonthill Museum Castle and Estate located in Doylestown in Bucks County is a National Historic Landmark, built in 1912 nestled in 30 forested acres. It is a historic castle imbued with the rich heritage of the greater Philadelphia area. For the past five years in a row, it was voted into the top 10 Wedding Reception venues in Bucks County.

The final touch to a beautiful wedding is to arrive in a limousine and this is where U.S. Coachways can lend a hand. We can drive you to and from your wedding venue in a luxury vehicle., which is also eco-friendly and helps save the environment through reduced carbon emissions. We offer 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention PHILADELPHIA when booking your trip.

Plan Your Dream Wedding in South Carolina

Posted by Ed • Tuesday, March 31. 2015 • Category: Weddings

During late spring and early summer, we're entering the bridal season. Charleston, South Carolina has a beautiful, picturesque coastal landscape, dotted with enormous old oak trees draped in Spanish moss. This charming location has a lot to offer in terms of wedding venues.

Boon Hall Plantation's rustic ambiance is unforgettable, and Story Board Wedding captured the unique details of a memorable wedding that was held there. Quaint and innovative creativity went into planning the wedding and some highlights included weathered gray wood signage and strand lights at Cotton Dock on the marsh. The table seating featured center pieces with decorative street signs of popular Charleston French Quarter boulevards and avenues. The bride wore a gown of cascading embroidered tulle layers, the color of rose tinted champagne, called the Rosecliff Gown by BHLDN. She complemented it with a simple, but gorgeous floral crown of spring blooms. The couple selected a sumptuous whipped butter cream wedding cake adorned with succulent flowers. Chic but with a bohemian flair, this wedding was memorable and yours can be too.

Further inland, about a 30 minute drive from downtown Charleston in Summerville, South Carolina, lies the Woodlands Mansion, another dreamy setting for weddings. The mansion sits on 100 acres of land and has gone through extensive restorations since being built in 1906. Today, it is a luxury destination reserved for weddings and corporate events. Its grand dining room, private courtyard and large drawing rooms paint an elegant backdrop for any wedding, and there are 18 bedrooms for those who plan to spend the night. The beautifully manicured grounds and preserved decor inside the mansion take you back to an era of exquisite, tranquil luxury, the perfect surroundings for a wedding to remember.

Magnolia Plantations and Gardens claims to be Charleston's most visited plantation and is a popular venue for weddings. A large plantation house with a southern style veranda overlooks manicured gardens, majestically towering Live Oaks and sprawling green pasturelands. Within the estate, options for wedding ceremonies include the Carriage House and lawn with a view of the Ashley River, the Conservatory and Schoolhouse Pond Lawn, the Plantation House and White Bridge Lawn, the Pavilion and the Magnolia Gardens. The beauty and fragrance of flowers blooming in spring and early summer make this a stunning location, and it has drawn visitors from all over the world since its opening for public view in the 1870's.

U.S. Coachways invites you to ride with us to the ocean oasis of Charleston. Rent stretch limos or party buses to arrive in style, as many wedding parties do, and create a wedding memory that will last a lifetime. At U.S. Coachways, our eco-friendly vehicles provide an elegant ride that also helps reduce carbon emissions, saving the environment. We offer 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention OCEAN when booking your trip.

Baltimore Spring: Savor Baseball, Ballpark History and Delicious Cuisine

Posted by Ed • Saturday, March 28. 2015 • Category: Baltimore

As winter ends and we turn the corner, spring is unfolding. Warmer weather and new life brings excitement. Baseball, America's favorite pastime comes into season and faithful fans start heading to the stadiums to cheer on their teams. Baltimore offers a number of attractions for people to enjoy.

"Take me out to the ball game" at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in downtown Baltimore and see the Baltimore Oriole's first game of the season on Monday, April 6. This stadium has been the Orioles' official home since 1992. It marked the beginning of a new baseball era for our nation and became a model for building other stadiums that would integrate baseball into historic neighborhoods and thus help revitalize America's urban areas. From the day it opened, Oriole Park grabbed the attention of baseball fans and it earned the nickname as "the ballpark that forever changed baseball."

Across from the stadium, Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards is located in Camden Station between Oriole Park and the B&O Warehouse. Camden Station was the terminal for our nation's first commercial railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. As time passed, Camden Station reached a point of structural damage that was headed toward tearing it down, but before that occurred, the Babe Ruth Museum was built to preserve the birth place of Babe Ruth. Building the museum also saved Camden Station from meeting its own demise. Under the corporate ownership of the Babe Ruth Museum, Sports Legend Museum at Camden yards was opened in 2005. You can visit the museum, which is located in the basement of Camden Station and contains 22,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and artifacts. Learn about the rich history of baseball and vicariously experience some of the ballpark's greatest moments.

While you're in Baltimore, you're in for a culinary treat. Baltimore Food Tours provides visitors with an opportunity to visit historic Baltimore neighborhoods and experience local cuisine at the same time. Some options for food tours include traditional neighborhoods like Fells Point, Federal Hill, Little Italy, Jonestown and Mt. Vernon. The food ranges from traditional fare carried down from one generation to the next to leading edge cuisine presented by today's state-of-the-art chefs.

U.S. Coachways invites you to take a trip to Baltimore and travel with family or friends in an eco-friendly vehicle. A limousine or party bus reduces carbon emissions and helps us save the environment. We offer 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention BALTIMORE when booking your trip.

Get Away to Chicago for Spring Tours and Entertainment

Posted by Ed • Thursday, March 26. 2015 • Category: Chicago

When the landscape comes alive with budding flowers and bright green leaves, people want to enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Take a trip to Chicago, a seasonal location where the contrast of spring is quite evident.

Plan spending some time outdoors and take a walking tour of Chicago's architecture. The silver lining of Chicago's Great Fire in 1871 was that well-known architects seized the opportunity to dot the landscape with memorable new architecture, much of which remains today interspersed with more modern skyscrapers. The Rookery Building is a famous piece of architecture completed in 1888, and visiting this site takes you back to another century. It remains a Financial District symbol and architectural masterpiece which is named as a landmark in the National Register of Historic Places. You can step into the 1930's, an era all its own, known for Art Deco, when viewing the 45 story Chicago Board of Trade building. See Willis Tower (Sears Tower), which was the world's tallest building upon its completion in 1973 and is now the tallest building in North America.

While you're out walking, take a jaunt down world renowned Magnificent Mile, a stretch of Michigan Avenue where thousands of shoppers delight in big name department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, and Barney's New York. Many independent retail or specialty stores and high-end boutiques are also in the area. They cater to shopper's whims and needs, offering business attire, antiques, artwork and fine jewelry.

Spending a night at the Briar Street Theatre will add an entertaining evening to your trip. Originally built as a carriage house containing horse stables in 1901, the theatre was redesigned in the 1970's into a beautiful 300-seat theatre. The theatre has been a home throughout the years to numerous performers, such as Mickey Rooney and Veronica Hamel. Today it is the longstanding venue for the dynamic and extremely talented Blue Man Group, Chicago. The Blue Man Group blends technology with music and comedy to create a unique form of entertainment that has become popular all over the world.

Take a Trip to Chicago, the Second City! U.S. Coachways can drive you from one stop in your visit to the next in our eco-friendly vehicle. Do your part to help save the environment by reducing carbon emissions. We offer 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention CHICAGO when booking your trip.

St. Louis Family Fun When Spring Has Sprung

Posted by Ed • Wednesday, March 25. 2015 • Category: Saint Louis

Ogden Nash wrote, "Spring is sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the birdies is." If you're like many parents, your kids have been climbing the walls as winter ended and springtime arrived. You're eager to send them out to play. Perhaps a spring vacation or weekend getaway to St. Louis is just the answer to channel their built-up energy.

St. Louis has exciting animal attractions that simply delight children. Grant's Farm opens on Saturday April 11 and kids love the animal shows, petting area and other activities. Owned by the Busch family of Anheuser-Busch and named after Ulysses S. Grant, the farm is 281 acres and was the Busch's ancestral home. Since 1954 the public has enjoyed Grant's farm. Activities include the Elephant Education Show, which provides an interactive experience with elephants. Kids can feed goats with bottles, pet a Clydesdale horse and feed parakeets using a feeding stick. If you have a small group, you can arrange a private tour and the farm also accommodates large group visits.

Purina Farms is another favorite for children who love animals. Springtime Village takes place from March 18 through April 4 and includes fun egg hunts, photos with Peter Cottontail and face painting. The Purina Farms Pets in the Community Program strives to bring young pet lovers and animals together by featuring professional trainers who show you what their rescued performance pets can do. They'll entertain you with musical performances of pets catching flying discs and also help educate people about pet care, safety and nutrition.

Kids and adults who have read Mark Twain's classic book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer can bring the book to life through a ride on a St. Louis Riverboat. The riverboat's big paddle wheel turns, leisurely propelling the boat down the wide Mississippi River. You'll see the magnificent Gateway Arch of St. Louis tower above you from a close-up view. Available cruises are the One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise, the Skyline Dinner Cruise or a variety of specialty cruises. Cruises became available again in March and extend through November.

U.S. Coachways invites you to Meet Me in St. Louis by arranging a visit using one of our eco-friendly vehicles. Help reduce carbon emissions and join in with others who want to save the environment. We offer 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention ST. LOUIS when booking your trip.

Enjoy Old and New Boston in the Spring

Posted by Ed • Tuesday, March 24. 2015 • Category: Boston

As the world begins to awaken from winter, flowers blossom, leaves sprout and you can feel the excitement of spring. You want to get out, spread your wings and go places. Boston is beautiful place to visit in springtime. Take a trip to Boston and enjoy the variety of old historic landmarks nestled near exciting modern venues.

Adams National Historical Park is in Quincy, a short jaunt from Boston. Many of the historic homes open on April 19, so now is the time to plan ahead for a visit. See the birthplaces of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, two presidents, instrumental in shaping our nation's history. You'll enter the grounds, homes and personal property of four generations of Adams that have been preserved to appear as they did in the 1700s. You'll see Stone Library, where John Quincy Adams had a fireproof structure built in a style all its own. to protect more than 12,000 volumes of books.

If you want to mix up the old with the new, drop into Avery Bar at The Ritz Carlton, Boston Common for cocktails. This newly opened bar offers a sophisticated ambiance of warm colors and glowing lights. Your selection of cocktails includes "the Avery Ten," which are ten signature martinis, including sweet, sour, dry and dirty. Or, you can choose from the beer or wine list.

Boston is also known for its breweries. If you're a beer lover or beer connoisseur, a Boston Brew Tour may be more up your alley as a way to explore Boston history. You'll visit top breweries, brewpubs and eateries with selections of up to 12 or more different craft beers. A delicious lunch and beer tasting is part of the tour. There are many breweries to visit including Samuel Adams, Harpoon Brewery, Cambridge Brewing Company, the Meadhall and Mystic Brewery to name a few. You can choose a pre-planned tour or create your own tour.

For those looking for an evening of culture, the Boston Ballet is world renowned and has been a leading dance company since 1963. The ballet's repertoire ranges from classical and neo-classical to contemporary works with dancing that achieves an extraordinary quality of artistry.

At U.S. Coachways our licensed, professional chauffeurs drive you safely, connecting you from one Boston area destination to the next. You can help save the environment by reducing carbon emissions when you travel in our eco-friendly vehicles. We offer 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention BOSTON when booking your trip.

Exquisite Yet Affordable Dresses for Your Washington D.C. Prom

Posted by Ed • Friday, March 20. 2015 • Category: Washington DC

While living in our nation's capital, Washington D.C., many people become attuned to the proper etiquette, protocols and sophisticated attire of dignitaries and celebrities. Even if only for a day, the prom night experience certainly calls for elegant gowns, classic tuxedos and other formal wear. Prom celebrations are growing nearer and it's time to remind gals to start shopping for their gowns and planning their makeup and hair styles for that special, unforgettable night.

Depending on how driven you are to figure out the perfect dress and most flattering hair style or makeup, there are plenty of resources to gather information. You can find some of them at Prime Prom Reads , which lists resources available in the D.C. library.
Most gals want to dress stylishly and incorporate chic fashion guidelines to complement their figures. However, you don't have to go to great expense to create your best look. NJ Family offers some smart tips for finding prom dresses:

  • Consignment. Remember, most people only wear their prom dress for one occasion and afterward some people sell them to consignment shops. At consignment shops, the odds are good for finding fantastic gowns at highly reduced prices. You can also sell your gown back to the shop after prom night.
  • Retail store sales. Sales at large department stores like Nordstrom's and Dillard's are often a source of beautiful but affordable gowns.
  • Thrift stores. Sometimes you can find glamorous vintage dresses that are quite a bargain at thrift stores.
  • Online sales. You can also sign up for alerts from flash-sale sites that sometimes take as much as 70 percent off the initial price.
  • Rentals. Another option is to rent a designer dress to wear, which you can find at online sites such as Rent The Runway.

Choosing a beautiful gown or wearing a tuxedo is not the only form of elegance involved with prom night. Today many young people arrive to and leave proms in limousines or party buses. Families chip in to provide safe transportation for this once in a lifetime event.
At U.S. Coachways we have licensed, professional chauffeurs who specialize in prom nights and safely drive young folks from one destination to the next. Our vehicles are also eco-friendly and help save the environment by reducing carbon emissions. We offer 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention PROM when booking your trip.

Arriving in Style to Your Virginia Beach Prom

Posted by Ed • Thursday, March 19. 2015 • Category: Virginia

Today, most people envision prom night as a true-to-life fantasy where for one night you dress like royalty, girls in beautiful gowns and guys in classic tuxedos. Virginia Beach like many other cities has chic restaurants and venues where students can celebrate their high school proms.

During the past few decades, limousine or party bus rental has become a favorite tradition that complements other prom night. activities. A chauffeur safely drives you to your destination and opens your door as if you were about to walk down a long red carpet. Parents enjoy seeing their young adults leaving in a limousine or party bus because they know that along with being fashionable, the evening will be safe and free from driving concerns.

Even so, it is important to understand that not all limo and party bus services are the same. This fact became all to real to some Lynchburg, Tennessee seniors in 2013. Listed in an ABC News article as a Prom Disaster, 20 teens going to prom had pooled their money together paying $1800 for a party bus. Much to their dismay, a bright orange refurbished school bus drove up to take them to the prom. The bus had ads painted on the sides and back, including one ad that said "Free at Last, Bail Bonding" along with photos of two men, one who looked happy about being released on bail. The black luxury party bus they had chosen on the website was what they expected to see. However, their magic moment of riding in luxury and arriving in style quickly vanished upon the arrival of brightly painted school bus.

Choosing a known and reliable transportation service is something to consider. US Coachways is a long-established, nationwide charter bus service that has provided limousine and party buses for prom nights for many years. We have limousines that accommodate 10,14, 18 and 20 passengers and party buses for 20, 24, 30, 40 and 60 passengers. The interiors are luxurious with features like leather perimeter seating, fiber optic lighting, neon lights, plasma or LCD televisions, DVD players, surround sound systems and crystal bars, which would be stocked with sodas for prom nights.

The exquisite quality of your prom evening goes beyond your elegant attire and extends to transportation as well. At U.S. Coachways, our licensed, professional chauffeurs transport you in top-of-the-line vehicles that are also eco-friendly, helping to save the environment by reducing carbon emissions. We offer 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention PROM when booking your trip.

Elegant Prom Dresses and Exciting After Proms in New York City

Posted by Ed • Wednesday, March 18. 2015 • Category: New York

Prom is a once in a lifetime experience for most high school teenagers and weeks of planning go into getting ready for that special night. New York City provides an abundance of options for young people ranging from exquisite evening attire to luxury transportation and party activities.

Prom is a young girl's opportunity to feel like royalty by wearing a beautiful evening gown and stepping into a world of sophisticated elegance. Often done weeks in advance, choosing your prom dress is an important prom detail, and thoughtful consideration can help you make the perfect selection. Dress factors to consider include the material, color and pattern of the dress. Will it have sleeves, straps or be strapless? Does the shape and length of the gown flatter your figure? Will you be able to dance in it and move around easily? Lace or sequins, patterned or plain, short or long all types of glamorous dresses, even designer gowns are available at affordable prices.

When envisioning your prom night, the after prom activities are as much a part of the prom tradition as the prom dance itself. In fact, now is the time to purchase after prom tickets and prom packages. The Copacabana nightclub, located in the center of Times Square is hosting after prom parties and has been doing so for more than 30 years. You can enjoy live, Latin music along with Hip-Hop, EDM (electro dance music), Trap, Reggae and Top 40s music. The Copa contains four floors of newly renovated entertainment space and serves food from some of New York's finest chefs.

Stage 48 is another fabulous after prom venue to consider. It stands out as one of the newest New York City prom clubs. Like the Copa, Stage 48 is known for being frequented by top recording artists. This year, the club is expecting prom night visits from a number of already established and upcoming Rap and EDM Artists.

Boarding an After Prom Sunrise Cruise is a perfect ending for your gala prom celebration. Ride on an incredible yacht and cruise New York harbor. You can view the lights sparkling in the night as they light up the city skyline. You board at 4:00 a.m. and cruise until 6:00 a.m., winding down your prom night while sitting with close friends and watching the sun rise.

At US Coachways we help you coordinate your prom night activities by transporting you in a luxury limo or party bus. Travel safely and in a style that's in keeping with your exquisite evening and night to remember. You can also do your part to save the environment by traveling green. Our vehicles are all eco-friendly and help reduce carbon emissions. We offer 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention PROM when booking your trip.

New Jersey Prom Night: Ride in Luxury to Exciting Prom Venues

Posted by Ed • Tuesday, March 17. 2015 • Category: New Jersey

One advantage for teenagers who live in Newark, Jersey City or nearby New Jersey cities is access to exciting prom night venues that are within traveling distance.

For more than 50 years, the Manor in West Orange, New Jersey has offered sophisticated surroundings for hundreds of high school prom dances with its state-of-the-art dance floors and large banquet rooms. Through its experienced banquet staff, artisans and other professionals, the Manor coordinates live bands, DJs and photographers/videographers to provide teenagers with an exquisite evening to remember. Students can enjoy a sit-down buffet dinner provided by a staff who expertly crafts personal menus and themes to meet their unique tastes.

Taking a ride in a luxury limo or party bus is the safest and most stylish way to travel on prom night. It enables you to choose from a wide variety of options when planning after prom parties, dinner and other prom night activities. With a professional chauffeur behind the wheel, families can relax, knowing their teenagers are in good hands and that they helped contribute to an unforgettable prom night. Take your pick of exciting activities and drive to The Hamptons, the Jersey Shore or head to New York City.

Webster Hall is a New York City after prom party option that has provided party goers with a quality club atmosphere for more than 120 years. The building accommodates more than 2,500 people and contains five party areas including the Grand Ballroom, Martin Room, The Studio, Balcony Lounge and Sports Bar. It boasts the reputation of being the largest and most well-known nightlife venue in New York City and is a premier stop for an after prom party.

Whatever destinations you plan for prom night, US Coachways provides a luxury ride, and you can savor the evening in the ambiance of a stretch limousine or party bus. Our fleet of vehicles is eco-friendly and we do our part to save the environment by reducing carbon emissions and traveling green. We offer 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention PROM when booking your trip.

Myrtle Beach Fun and Sun: a National Favorite for Spring Break

Posted by Ed • Friday, March 13. 2015 • Category: Family Travel

Many hear the beckoning call of spring break and head to the beaches. Jump on a party bus in Charleston and head to Myrtle Beach with your friends. You can be sure that's what many college students are doing.

US Travel News ranks Myrtle Beach as the fifth top affordable vacation spot in the nation for spring break vacations. There are more than 60 miles of white sand beaches in Myrtle Beach along with a wide variety of fun attractions.

Myrtle Beach night life is definitely hopping for the college crowd and even provides a weekly spring break calendar. On select days, certain bars host special parties, such as:

  • Senor Frogs hosting a Welcome Party
  • Rodeo Bar featuring a Bikini Bull Riding Party
  • Spanish Galleon's Pardi Gras with free beads
  • Celebrations Nitelife and its Sweet Revenge Beach Party inside Malibu's Surf Bar

While lying in the sun and partying may be the main draw for college students, families also find Myrtle Beach an exciting vacation choice. Currently there are numerous hotel discounts being promoted where you can book oceanfront suites at $69, save up to 35% on costs or get special discounts when staying three nights or longer.

There's nothing quite like shows and concerts to entertain vacationers and Myrtle Beach has its share of entertaining venues. Thunder & Light is a live production that combines exclusive original choreography with contemporary music, magical illusions and a multi-colored laser show that initially toured with Madonna and Pink Floyd. The production experienced such success in 2014 that the director arranged a full schedule for 2015. Legends in Concert, pays tribute to classic favorites like Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and other famous artists in a concert you don't want to miss. Also, drop into the Palace Theatre for exciting performances like Hot New Jersey Nights singing Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons songs or sensational acts like the Carnival of Magic with never before seen illusions.

Ride in luxury in a US Coachways limo or party bus, which is a safe and eco-friendly means of transportation, reducing carbon emissions by 80%. We offer 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention OCEAN when booking your trip.

Spring Break Vacationers Head from Dallas to Corpus Christi

Posted by Ed • Thursday, March 12. 2015 • Category: Dallas

College students aren't the only ones thinking about heading to South Texas for spring breaks. Families also plan getaways to warmer climates, yearning for the sun and surf on the Texas Gulf Coast. While South Padre Island is alluring for young adults who want to party hearty, North Padre Island is more geared toward families. For this reason, Dallas families often make their vacation plans for North Padre Island.

Take a relaxing drive from Dallas down to Corpus Christi by riding on a US Coachways charter bus. Instead of dealing with traffic, directions and parking, leave the driving to a professional and enjoy the trip.

North Padre Island is within the Corpus Christi city limits and only a 20 minute drive from the downtown area. Beautiful white sand dunes stretch along the undeveloped North Padre beaches, offering gentle ocean breezes and scenic views. You and your family can have fun combing the beaches for seashells, sand dollars and other ocean treasures. You can play golf or miniature golf. The parks, boardwalks, wetlands and seashore areas are known as one of our country's best areas for viewing hummingbirds, geese, ducks, cranes, doves, seagulls, pelicans, mocking birds, white herons and sandpipers.

You can visit the Padre Island National Seashore, known for its surf fishing, wind surfing, wade surfing and kayaking. Pitch a tent for a night under the stars or R.V. camp on the undeveloped beach that extends for more than 65 miles.

For those who love to fish, there are plenty of opportunities on North Padre island. You can fish for Redfish and Speckled trout in the grassy flats or jetty fish in the Gulf of Mexico. Pier fishing off Bob Hall Pier at Padre Bali Park is another option. These are waters where can you find shark, tarpon, Spanish mackerel and redfish. There are also charter boats available along with guides in Port Aransas. Or, you can simply fish off the beach.

If you want to combine your quiet beach vacation with the bustle and variety that a city offers, nearby Corpus Christi has many stores for shopping and live music venues and night life parks. The local artist community thrives in this city, with musicians, photographers, sculptors and painters who exhibit their artwork in shops along with displaying it through murals and sculptures throughout the city. You can enjoy fresh seafood, local cuisine and Mexican fare while choosing from a wide variety of restaurants and hotels to stay in.

Our fleet of US Coachways vehicles provide travelers with safe and eco-friendly transportation. Traveling in our vehicles reduces carbon emissions by 80%. We offer 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention Bigger in Texas Special when booking your trip.

Capitalize on Entertainment in California for Spring Break

Posted by Ed • Wednesday, March 11. 2015 • Category: Los Angeles

From Los Angeles to San Diego, California gears up for a spring of exciting vacation entertainment. Warmer weather and adventuresome activities draw many people to California over spring break.

Universal Studios in Hollywood provides fun for the whole family through its itineraries for young kids, thrill-seekers and movie fans. Fun for kids can include riding on the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride and the Minion-themed Silly Swirly Ride. Kids love Super Silly Fun Land and the carnival games from the movie that are child friendly. Universal Studios also has a live animal show put on by furry and feathered friends. A fairy tale action favorite is watching Shrek in 4D at the Universal Studios theatre. Older kids and parents seeking thrills love Transformers: The Ride in 3D. You can also take an ominous ride on Jurassic Park - The Ride or time travel to ancient Egypt on Revenge of the Mummy - The Ride. If that doesn't satisfy your hunger for thrills, get an up close view of King Kong 360 3Don the studio tour. On the other hand, if you're star struck and want to see some movie stars on set, you can watch the filming of EXTRA. Be sure to check the schedule for dates. You can also save on your trip with a Universal Studios coupon.

San Diego offers plenty of attractions as well, including the San Diego Zoo, which spans more than 100 acres and is the home for 4,000 animals. The zoo's Safari Park is an even larger expanse, covering an 1800 acre area in Escondido. It is one of San Diego County's largest attractions, housing more than 2, 600 animals. The Safari Park has a number of trails and natural habitats where certain wild animals live in protected areas:

  • Tiger Trail, which just opened in 2014, allows you to see tigers through a glass viewing window
  • Nairobi Village boasts an abundance of meerkats, lemurs, flamingos, and parrots. Gorilla forest is home to gorillas in a natural habitat
  • Lion Camp is a one acre exhibit where the lions, the kings of the jungle, live

Book an ocean cruise and leave through San Diego's port or the Los Angeles, Long Beach harbor area. Cruises take you to visit cities all along the California coast and also cities in Mexico.

These vacation ideas just scratch the surface of many fun-filled activities to enjoy in California. US Coachways can help you reach your destinations worry-free, from Los Angeles to San Diego, safely transported by professional drivers. You can do your part to save the environment by traveling green because our fleet of vehicles help reduce carbon emissions. We offer 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention L.A. when booking your trip.

Fun in the Florida Sun for Spring Break

Posted by Ed • Monday, March 9. 2015 • Category: Fort Lauderdale

Heading to the Miami metropolitan area for fun in the Florida sun is an exciting way to spend spring break. College students and families can both enjoy a spring vacation in Fort Lauderdale or Miami and have plenty of exciting things to do.

For many years, Fort Lauderdale, Florida garnered a reputation as a spring break haven for college students who wanted to party. However, within recent years, Fort Lauderdale has reinvented its image and become known as a family friendly environment with children's museums, wildlife gardens, sanctuaries and of course, the beaches, which everyone enjoys.

Visit the Flamingo Gardens, home to more than 3,000 different species of plants and animal life. You can take a tram that winds through the tropical rainforest, canopy hardwood areas and wetlands. You'll see flamingos, various tropical birds and reptiles in their natural jungle habitats.

From March through May you can enjoy the paintings of local artists competing in the annual juried art exhibit at Bonnet House Museum. All artwork is also for sale and you can sample fine wines and foods during your visit. The second Tuesday of every month Bonnet House Museum offers a tour of the Orchid Greenhouse, which contains over a 1,000 plants. You can learn how to cultivate orchids and even purchase a seedling, if you wish.

Butterfly World is another attraction you don't want to miss at nearby Tradewinds Park. Butterflies, hummingbirds and various insects stay busy pollinating roses, orchids and other tropical flowers. You can also see colorful, medium sized parrots called lorikeets, perched or flying through the garden.

Miami has its share of family friendly hotels with spacious accommodations. The Trump International Beach Resort, is a 31 stories, high rise hotel right on the beach, providing easy access. You can stay in large family-sized rooms with kitchenettes, and some suites even have washers and dryers. Kids love the grotto-style pool and are entertained by Globie, the hotel mascot. The hotel's activities program called Planet Kids offers kids daily fun and excitement through events lasting from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Verdana","sans-serif";">─ events such as Art Studio, Ocean Rescue, Sports Fun and Eco-Explorers, all in safe, secure surroundings.

Plan with family and friends to make your Florida get-a-way a vacation to remember. Safe transportation is always a good factor in planning. US Coachways can drive you to Florida and take you from one attraction to the next so you don't have to deal with directions, traffic or parking hassles. Our fleet of vehicles are eco-friendly, helping reduce carbon emissions by 80%. We offer 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention Spring Break Adventure package when booking your trip.

Greening of the Fountain in Savannah for St. Patrick's Day

Posted by Ed • Friday, March 6. 2015 • Category: Leisures & Pleasures

More than any other city in Georgia, Savannah goes all out in celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Many say its celebrations rival that of New York and other top cities. Its parade is among the largest St. Paddy's Day parades in the nation and many other festivities and events draw people to Savannah for this holiday.

The Greening of the Fountain in Forsyth Park is a unique Savannah event and it kicks off the St. Patrick's Day celebrations. This year it occurs on Friday, March 6, 2015 at noon. The greening of the fountain tradition has lasted several generations and is attended by elected city officials, professionals working in the historic district, locals and out-of-town visitors. The greening only lasts for about 30 minutes but seeing the sparkling emerald color flowing into the fountain's pool and green water shooting from the mouths of the fountain's statues is quite impressive.

While celebrations begin about a week or more prior to March 17, the Savannah City Council passed a resolution to make official the four days of St. Patrick's Day festivities from March 14 through March 17. The St. Patrick's day weekend festivities begin Friday night with the Irish Heritage dance, held by the Irish Heritage Society.

Tara Feis is a traditional Irish festival (feis means "festival") held in Emmet Park at 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. The festival is family friendly and focused with plenty of food and drinks but no alcoholic beverages. Children can enjoy arts, crafts and games. Famous Irish bands have been known to play at Tara Feis, providing live entertainment which adults also enjoy.

The St. Patrick's Day Festival takes place on River Street and City Market. As part of celebrating St. Patrick's Day, the Savannah, the city council designates an Entertainment Zone and sells wristbands for $5 to those who want to consume alcohol on public property within the Entertainment Zone. This doesn't apply to drinking alcohol in restaurants or bars, but is very different from many cities that prohibit public consumption of alcohol on St. Patrick's Day.

The annual St. Patrick's Day parade takes place on March 17th at 10:15 .m. and is the largest event of the holiday. More than 300,000 people are estimated to attend the parade and enjoy the festivities being celebrated throughout Savannah. In the parade you'll enjoy seeing horse drawn carriages, extravagant floats, energetic marching bands, bag pipers and other authentic Irish music in addition to many different types of fraternal organizations.

Anyone will tell you that parking in Savannah over the St. Patrick's Day holiday is quite difficult. The city has made certain accommodations in an effort to deal the parking problems. However, by renting a US Coachways limo or party bus you can avoid traffic and parking hassles altogether. You also travel green because our vehicles reduce carbon emissions. We offer 10% discounts when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and mention ST. PATRICK'S DAY when booking your trip.