Month: December 2017

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How to Plan a Memorable Wine Tour with Badder Bus

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How to Plan a Memorable Wine Tour with Badder Bus

 

Oh, Niagara! Renowned for its picturesque falls, the region is also home to acres and acres of vineyards and first-rate Canadian wines!

Are you planning a tour of Canada’s charming wine country? There’s a lot to consider, from popular vineyards to worthwhile attractions and, of course, transportation! Whether you’re planning an extended bus tour or a day trip from Toronto, let Badder Bus help you make the most of your getaway.

Here are five things to consider when planning a memorable wine tour to Niagara Falls:

1. Choose your wineries wisely. Niagara is home to 70-plus beautiful wineries tucked away off the beaten path. In order to fully immerse yourself in the experience, limit the tour to three or four coveted stops. You want to have enough time to savour the wines, stroll through the vineyards, speak to the growers and producers, and browse the shops for exclusive wine options and other delicacies. Look up reviews to help narrow your selection. Each winery offers something unique; for example, Peller Estates is known for its one-of-a-kind tours; Caroline Cellars, for its heart-warming country charm; and Inniskillin Wines, for its iconic ice wine collection. Remember, diversity is key!

2. Brush up on tasting techniques. Embrace your inner sommelier and prep your wine palate by giving your guests a crash course on proper tasting techniques. As you ride along sprawling fields to your first destination, provide passengers with a few quick tips on how to assess the sour, bitter or sweet flavours of wine. Covering the basics in advance is a good way to maximize your time and move through each visit as efficiently as possible.

3. Sample in moderation. Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc—there are countless varieties of wine to try, each boasting its own unique flavour profile. But even the smallest sips can add up! It’s important to sample in moderation and stay hydrated. As a rule of thumb, you should consume an ounce of water for every five ounces of wine. Most importantly, never taste and drive! Equipped with a large fleet of charter buses and qualified drivers with your safety in mind, Badder Bus can conveniently get your entourage, large or small, from one destination to the next. A wine tour is more enjoyable when taking a bus as transportation throughout Niagara Falls with your entire group.

4. Allocate time for other stops. Local country towns, farmers’ markets, coffee houses, heritage sites—the Niagara region is brimming with places to visit! Make the most of your trip by exploring the quaint, 19th-century town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, strolling through the historic battlegrounds of Queenston Heights Park or booking a white-water adventure at the world-famous Niagara Falls. Take advantage of a local farmers’ market or picnic area with a spectacular view to break up the day and enjoy a savoury meal, a glass of your preferred wine in hand.

5. Rent a bus. With so many places to visit in such limited time, organizing transportation can be a real hassle. Thankfully, Badder Bus offers custom charter bus services with departures from Southwestern Ontario to Niagara Falls, including other destinations across Canada. Enjoy the comfort and convenience of our modern, luxurious motor coaches as you tour across Canada’s breathtaking wine country.

If you’re looking for a reputable charter bus company for your upcoming voyage, trust Badder Bus to see to your transportation needs—reserve a coach today!

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Making the Most Out of Long Drives and Coach Bus Rides

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Making the Most Out of Long Drives and Coach Bus Rides

Stay Occupied and Entertain Kids on Bus Rides Across Ontario

In Canada, we are lucky to live in one of the biggest and most diverse nations in the world. While the size and scope offers gorgeous views and varied landscapes, it also means long drives and travel times. Ontario alone encompasses a large area and getting from point A to B can make for a long and tiring journey, especially if you are behind the wheel.

Thankfully, travel time does not have to be solely dedicated to getting to your destination. Reliable bus services in Ontario provide the opportunity to use those hours on the road to make memories, get productive, and take time for yourself. If you are travelling from Toronto to Niagara Falls, consider taking a coach bus that offers comfort, ease, and the chance to catch up or relax along the way.


Top Tips to Make Your Coach Bus Ride Fun and Functional

Instead of counting down the minutes or tracking the kilometres, enjoy the journey with these simple but effective ideas to make long bus rides engaging and productive:

    • Read: Whether you have a stack of research material for school or work or miss having time to read for pleasure, your Toronto to Niagara Falls bus ride is the perfect time to bury yourself in a book. Find a best seller, revisit an old favourite, or learn something new as you make your way through research content.
    • Catch Up: It is easy to let emails and correspondence slip throughout a busy week. Dedicate time during your journey to respond to emails or get some work done. Jot down brainstorming notes as you give your ideas room to grow and develop, or call an old friend or your parents to hear how things are going. There are lots of ways to make your travel time both productive and enjoyable.
    • Sleep: Everybody could use a few extra hours. Show up at your destination refreshed by catching a few z’s on your bus ride. Consider packing an eye mask, neck pillow and ear plugs for busy travel times, and dress in layers or bring a scarf so that you can avoid catching a chill while napping.
  • Spend Quality Time: When you don’t have the responsibility of being behind the wheel, your children become travel buddies rather than distractions on route. Instead of playing digital games, start up a round of Geography, Simon Says, or other classic road trip games that are social and interactive. Learn more about how your kids think and spend the travel time connecting rather than distracting.

When you take a Niagara Falls coach bus, you arrive feeling accomplished and refreshed. Let the driver worry about traffic and road conditions while you cross things off your list or take time to rest. With Badder Bus, you can count on a comfortable ride and high level of service. Convenient bus models and in-demand route options allow us to help you get the most of your trips as you explore Ontario by bus.

Contact Badder Bus to rent your coach or school bus in Ontario at 1-800-668-1974 or reach us online today.

How about bringing your friends? Call Badder Bus at 1-800-668-1974 to rent your coach or school bus in Ontario.

Top 5 Shopping Destinations

Top 5 Shopping Destinations to #TotallyOwn Your Holiday Shopping List

Top 5 Shopping Destinations

Top 5 Shopping Destinations to #TotallyOwn Your Holiday Shopping List

You need to be the #CoolAunt (…or #CoolMom, #CoolDad, #CoolCousin, #CoolGodparent… you get the idea) this holiday season. It’s easy if you’re prepared with the hottest gifts from the best stores in the province! This holiday season, transform yourself into a total #ShoppingBoss and make a day out of it with a bus tour to some of the GTA’s hottest holiday shopping destinations for all ages.

5. Tanger Outlets Cookstown
Tanger Outlets is a well-established outlet mall chain in the USA, and has now added another fantastic mall to their collection located in Cookstown, Ontario. Clothes for all ages, an impressive footwear repertoire, and an amazing selection of toy and novelty stores will make sure you’ll get all you need this holiday season!

4. Toronto Premium Outlets
Amazing stores + jaw dropping discounts? Yes please! Say hello to the one-stop shopping destination to check everyone off your list! You’ll be sure to find their favourite brands here.

3. Samko and Miko Toy Warehouse
Bringing the best in educational and just-plain-fun toys, Samko and Miko Toy Warehouse stocks thousands of the top toys from major and independent brands. A trip here is like being a kid again! No Grinches allowed!

2. Vaughan Mills
With over 200 stores, Vaughan Mills is the GTA’s all-star outlet mall. You’ll find just about everything here, plus some awesome rarities like the Disney Store and Legoland!

1. Toronto Eaton Centre
Not only is this Toronto’s fashion hub, but it’s also a hotspot for tech for the holiday season! Visit Nordstrom or Saks Fifth Avenue for your fashion guru; the Apple Store or Best Buy for your tech wiz; EB Games for your gamer; MAC, Sephora or Lush for your beauty fanatic!

Are you excited yet?

How about bringing your friends? Call Badder Bus at 1-800-668-1974 to book a shopping bus tour to some of these amazing locations. We’ll take care of the driving so you can shop ‘till you drop!