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So it’s been two weeks since I started this whole full-time travel-blogging gig and the most exciting part about it is my depleting bank account partnership with Busabout Europe!
Busabout is a company that’s geared towards the free-spirited, wanderluster in us all. The bad-planner. The thrill-seeker. The person who wants to do as much as possible with as little as possible.
My favorite type of travel is the one that’s planned the least, yet filled with the most adventures. Busabout has a flexible approach that allows you to hop-on and hop-off as you go along.
If you’ve never been to Berlin, it’s hard to tell whether you’re going to love it right away or not. Heck, you might even hate it. But for the person who planned to stay for two days, but in the end stays for five, Busabout is PERFECT for you.
Berlin is part of the Northern Loop tour I’m on right now and if you miss a bus, you know there’s another one coming in a couple days. What I love about this company is the emphasis on the laxed nature and flexibility traveling should have.
Here’s the quick breakdown:
It’s what independent travel is all about: the ability to design your own trip, go where you want and stay as long as you want. Your travel routes can be pre-booked online or with the guides on the buses, and you’re free to change your mind as often as you want and go with the flow of your adventures!
ON-DEMAND TOUR GUIDES:
Traveling with Busabout means you’re able to discover things at your own pace, but you have at your disposal, crewmembers who are there to help you make the most of your trip. Want to know about that tiny village just south of Prague or which metro line to take to the Eiffel Tower for the most scenic spot to capture that coveted selfie? Just ask the guides and you’ll get all the info you need for your tailor-made adventure. The ultimate goal is to stretch your time and save your money, because let’s face it — we’re all just poor college grads at the end of the day. Amirite?!
Busabout guides and drivers are all independent travelers who are basically fanatics about Europe and are always eager to share their knowledge. Historical sites and museums are fun, but let’s be real, dance clubs, pubs, and festivals need some lovin’ too. These guides have been there and tried it all, so they’ve got more than enough suggestions to keep you
and your pockets busy.
If you’re American, ‘coaches’ are just the word the world uses for buses to confuse Americans. Now that we’re on the same page, the Big Blue coach just might be one of the coolest ones you’ll ever ride. Especially if you’ve budget traveled around Europe before, you know it’s very easy to encounter some nightmare experiences. But these are fully equipped with air conditioning, reclining seats, plenty of leg room, and top of the line seat cushions to remind your glutes of the glamorous live you lead.
On-board, you have the flexibility to spend the journey how you please. You can listen to music, watch a movie, or cuddle up with your travel journal or postcards. Just like flights, there are audio plugs on every seat so when they play DVD’s, you can choose to watch or not. And if you’re a digital nomad or nerd like me, there are power outlets to charge all your electronic
and overpriced gadgets 🙂
All the coaches offer Wi-Fi connection which you can buy access for the day to upload pictures to your Instagram to remind your friends how much they hate you.
One of the best things about travel is the people you meet, whether from back home or other parts of the world. Busabout is perfect for people traveling on their own as you can easily make friends with others on their solo adventures as well. They say solo travel is never really solo and it’s true!
Those who start out by themselves (almost half the travelers) usually end up with a group of friends to travel with later. Busabout is actually the only travel network in Europe operated exclusively for backpackers. In hostels, you’re placed with fellow Busabouters when possible so you can feel more secure in your accommodation.
HOW DO YOU BOOK:
Once you’ve bought your pass you’ll get a client reference number. Log on to MyTrip, create a password, then you can reserve your bus and accommodation from there.
The most exciting part about all of this?
If you book a route that I happen to be on, we get to meet! Yay! I can’t wait to continue exploring new regions of the world with this company and hopefully meeting some of you guys along the way.
That’s all the updates for now! I’ve just crossed over into country #17 (Czech Republic) and I’ve got some exploring to do! 😉 Hope to catch you guys on a route soon! Ciao!