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Welcome to Monsey Tours Blog! Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Welcome to Monsey Tours, one of New York’s finest motor charter bus service. At Monsey Tours, we’ve been providing our passengers with reliable, safe and comfortable transportation, at the most affordable rates, for over 40 years.
Monsey Tours has a fleet of 60 motor coaches operated by a staff of professional, responsible and courteous drivers. Our coaches can carry up to 55 passengers and are fully equipped with state-of-the-art air conditioning and heating systems, lavatories, kneeling system, public address system and video monitors. Our largest motor coaches are also DVD-equipped.
We’re a certified coach bus vendor for the NYC Board of Education and provide scheduled services between Rockland County and Manhattan, Rockland County and Brooklyn, Monsey and Monroe, and Brooklyn and Baltimore.
Whether you’re planning a social, corporate, school or college trip, Monsey Tours will ensure your trip is relaxing and smooth and can take you anywhere in the United States or Canada. We have 24-hour dispatching service, so you are never on the road alone.
To find out more about our scheduled services or to request a quote and book a coach, visit our website at MonseyBus.com or call our Commuter Department on 845-510-5100 or 718-972-5578, or our Charter Department on 718-623-9000.
Thanks for taking the time to visit the Monsey Tours blog, and keep checking this page for the very latest touring and charter bus service information!
Quick Reads for a Charter Bus Trip Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Reading is a great way to pass the time and on a charter bus trip, you’ll want it to go by as quickly as possible so you can have fun at your destination. While it’s great to read some classic novels, you sometimes want something light to read. A book that’s still a bit challenging, but that isn’t going to make your brain explode after 3 hours of sitting on a charter bus.
• Harry Potter series: We all know by now these aren’t just for kids. Although the books get pretty dark and scary towards the end, they are still wildly fun to read and they’ll pull you right into the story. You might end up staying on the bus even after you’ve arrived.
• Sookie Stackhouse series: Also known as those books the show True Blood is based on. These books are a breeze to get through and like Harry Potter, they’re super fun to read. Who doesn’t love vampires, werewolves, and fairies? Oh my!
• Anything by James Patterson or Agatha Christie: Crime and mystery books are extremely popular because you feel like you’re in a detective/crime show. See if you can figure out “who dun it” by the end of your trip.
Charter Bus Service for Wedding Guests Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
A few weeks ago I had my wedding in New York City. I live in Brooklyn and wanted to keep it within the boroughs for convenience. Plus, there are some great locations around the city to have a wedding. However, I’m originally from upstate New York. And I’m not talking about a 30 minute drive, more like a few hours! A lot of my family still lives up there and my husband and I were concerned about the wedding guests coming down to the city. Not everyone was up for a long drive.
The best solution was to look for charter bus services in the area. Luckily, many of my relatives don’t live too far from each other and this seemed like an easy and accommodating option. Monsey Tours offers party buses designated for weddings and proms. All my guests were able to not only arrive on time, but in style. Taking the bus was also much more comfortable too. It can be a bit of a pain trying to ride around in a sedan in an evening gown!
The guests were eternally grateful and everyone had a wonderful time at the wedding. Consider using Money Tours charter buses for your wedding and I know everyone will love you for it!
Win Some Extra Money This Summer Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
A while ago we talked about taking a charter bus to Atlantic City, but did you know that Monsey Tours also goes to Foxwood and Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut, Yonkers, and Monticello Raceway? Although Atlantic City is a favorite of many people on the East Coast, you don’t have to limit yourself to the casinos of fine New Jersey. The other locations are starting to become quite popular and offer just as many great casinos, shows, and other activities.
Gambling is not limited to the summer of course, but it’s a great way to earn some extra cash in the summer so you can take your charter bus even further to a locale filled with sandy beaches and sunny weather. You don’t want spend all your time in an air conditioned casino do you? Spend the weekend, play the slots, maybe a little Black Jack, and see where your luck takes you. It’s a fun group activity and with so many other fun things to do, you’ll never become bored.
Just don’t be like me and take all your earnings and spend it on food and drinks later that night. Put it towards that trip to Fiji next year!
Now Streaming on Your Charter Bus Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
I know awhile ago we talked about how many of the charter buses that Monsey Tours offers has Wi-fi available. (Seriously, how many other charter bus services offer that?!) But as always, you’ll want something to do or something to watch while taking that long bus ride to your dream destination. Using the Wi-fi and an iPad or tablet computer, you can download a Netflix app and watch all your favorite streaming movies and TV shows. This means no DVDs to lug around. Plus, you never know what you’ll be in the mood to watch, so you need several options.
Right now I’m enjoying the entire X-files series. Every single season is currently streaming on Netflix. No need to carry 3 dozen discs with me! But if watching Mulder and Scully chase ghosts and aliens isn’t your forte, you can always stream The Office, Law and Order, Glee, or Murder She Wrote if you’re into old ladies solving crimes. I know someone out there wants to stream that old show!
Give me about a week and I’ll watch an entire series because it just consumes my life for a short period of time. So just give me a few hours on a bus and I’ll do some damage to a new TV show! Check out what’s streaming instantly and have a much more pleasant trip.
Words with Friends on a Charter Bus Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
One of the most downloaded apps for smartphones is Words with Friends. My own friends had been raving about this app for ages, asking if I was on it. I wasn’t sure if I should download it because I was always terrible at Scrabble. After enough people pestered me about it, I finally caved and I’m glad I did. On the app, you can look for your friends or play with random strangers (although I’m convinced it’s a rigged computer because it got all the best letters).
When you’re stuck on a charter bus service for hours, this is a great game to have. Not only is it so much fun, it’s actually one of the few games that makes you think. Any game that increases your IQ and/or makes you seem smarter is good in my book. But I must say, if you’re really terrible with words, you’ll make for a lousy partner. One friend of mine kept using two and three letter words. In the end, it just makes it harder to create a new chain of words if everything is three letters long. So be careful who you choose to play with.
Before you know it, your charter bus trip will be over and you’ll arrive at your destination just a little bit smarter, I hope.
Take a New York Charter Bus to Broadway Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
When you visit New York City, there are certain activities that must be planned and one of those activities includes taking in a delightful Broadway show. It’s practically a requirement. When you go back to your hometown and people ask you what you did, they’ll give you the strangest look if you don’t mention a Broadway show.
The greatest thing about Broadway is there is a show for everyone. You have The Lion King for the kids, Phantom of the Opera for the adults, and Wicked which is great for everyone. Whatever suits your mood, you can find a show to see. But don’t forget about off-Broadway shows for those looking for a show that’s a little more off-beat. Whether you want something serious and emotional or a show that’s uplifting and filled with great musical numbers, you can find it on Broadway.
Just don’t take the charter bus to see the new Spiderman because there’s a good chance it will be canceled because of another accident. (The show just wasn’t meant for the Broadway stage). Broadway is where dreams come true so unleash your inner theater geek and hop on that New York charter bus –next stop 42nd Street!
Book Charter Buses for Graduation Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
For those in high school or college, graduation is coming up very soon. It’s an exciting time to be a senior. Even though the beautiful weather is alluring, you have to push to get through finals! Summer school would totally ruin everything. But once school is out, you should celebrate. Like really celebrate in an awesome way. This is a big achievement and just having a little pool party afterward isn’t going to cut it.
That’s why you should book a charter bus service to go on a celebratory vacation. If you’re graduating college, now is an awesome time to take the bus to Atlantic City. Take that graduation money from mom and dad and turn it into big bucks to put towards your future in the real world. For those finishing high school, plan a trip with your friends to the Big Apple. This is your opportunity to enjoy some freedom before you’re hitting the books again next fall.
Whatever you choose, gather a group of friends together. A charter bus is inexpensive and will get you to all the coolest locations on the East Coast. Start brainstorming before summer passes you by!
Movies About Road Trips for Your Road Trips! Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
What a novel idea! What better way to spend your charter bus trip than watching an awesome movie about people experiencing a road trip of their own? Here are some excellent options for you and your friends to watch while you count down the hours until you reach your destination.
• Road Trip: Well how can you not watch a movie with this title? Enjoy the ridiculous goofy humor of Tom Green as he and his friends embark on a crazy journey to steal back a tape that was mistakenly mailed to a girlfriend.
• Rat Race – This all-star cast must race to a casino in New Mexico for the chance to win $2 million. Of course nothing is as simple as taking a charter bus to their destination.
• National Lampoon’s Vacation – Does it get any more classic than this movie? I think not. The Griswolds just want to get to Walley World. Why can’t anything go right for this poor family?
• Little Miss Sunshine – It’s one little girl’s dream to be in a beauty pageant, but getting there isn’t easy. Follow this misfit family as they try to keep the family together.
• Pee-wee’s Big Adventure – Pee-wee’s bright red bicycle is stolen and he must set out on an epic journey across America to find it.
Charter Bus Service for Company Functions Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
You’ve decided to hold a giant company meeting or maybe a seminar in the heart of New York City. But naturally, getting there might not be the easiest for some. You have employees who work all over the state. People have already started complaining about train fare and cabs and buses. Bottom line, no one wants to pay for the excursion. You’re also worried that people will be showing up late. We all know it’s hard to rely on the MTA.
There’s only one solution: choose Monsey Tours as your charter bus service. They have large charter buses that can easily accommodate your company. They have 49 and 55-passenger buses. They’re also far more comfortable than the commuter buses or the subway. Once everyone hops on board, they can sit back, relax, and enjoy the smooth ride. They might even forget they are going to a company meeting. Instead, they’ll be thinking about a relaxing vacation. Hopefully they won’t be too disappointed when they finally remember their destination.
So whether you have a company function or a large family gathering, choose the safe and reliable charter buses at Monsey Tours!
Take Me Out to the Ball Game on a Charter Bus Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Just a few weeks ago baseball season began. We’re in full swing, no pun intended of course. Even though the Mets are in a bit of a slump, which may last the entire season, they’ll hopefully find their groove. Whether you’re a Met fan or prefer those pinstripes, you can take a charter bus into the city and head to one of the games. For the Mets, you’ll need to venture into Queens to Citi Field and for the Yankees, take the subway up to the Bronx. Both teams have new stadiums to enjoy, chock full of hot dogs and crackerjacks and tasty restaurants.
Don’t have a team jersey or hat? Visit their awesome gift shops and pick up some souvenirs. A baseball game is great for people of all ages and it’s the American pastime, so why not take the entire family? If you’re going to a day game, just remember the baseball cap, sunglasses, and lots of sunscreen. Checking out a night game? You’ll stay nice and cool but don’t forget the light jacket. If you’re looking for cheap seats, it doesn’t get any cheaper than the bleachers. However, they tend to be uncomfortable, but you can find special cushions to ease the pain.
Just remember it’s 1, 2, 3 strikes you’re out at the old ball game!
Hockey Fans Pick Monsey for Winter Sports Excitement Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Winter weather is here, and the temptation to spend the season glued to the couch is powerful. Getting together with friends to watch a game is one of the most popular pastimes of the winter season, and while it’s true that enjoying sports on TV may provide some degree of entertainment and fun, there’s just no comparison to seeing a game live and in person.
If it’s winter, that means it’s a great time to catch a hockey game. And there’s no need to go it alone. With Monsey Tours, you and your whole gang of sports-minded buddies can enjoy the thrill and excitement of live sports. Featuring comfortable, climate-controlled interiors complete with on-board bathrooms and video systems, Monsey buses are built to appeal to even the most dedicated couch potatoes, carrying you in comfort all the way to your destination.
Team out of town? There’s no reason to settle for the small screen. Monsey offers transportation to stadiums from Baltimore and Philly all the way up to Boston so you never miss a faceoff. We even cater to college game fans, and we can pick you up at just about any location. Best of all, you can bring your appetizers right on the bus so you arrive at your game destination fired up and ready to cheer on the home team.
Want to learn more? We’d love to talk with you. Give us a call at 1-800-232-TOURS today!
MONSEY TOURS, NEW YORK CHARTER BUS, TRIP IDEAS Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Winter Wedding Destinations
While summer seems to be the prime wedding season, getting married during the winter in New York can be a romantic option. There are plenty of options if you are looking for the perfect winter wedding destination. Choosing the right destination can create the romantic winter wedding of your dreams.
Central Park
There’s nothing more romantic than a carriage ride through Central Park, especially when the snow is softly falling. This location can also create the perfect backdrop for your winter wedding. Pick your favorite corner of the park and arrange to hold your ceremony outside or simply stop by and take pictures between your ceremony and reception.
Upstate New York
When you travel to Upstate New York, away from the big city, you will find plenty of wide open spaces that will offer an incredible view for your wedding. Whether you choose one of the ski resorts or a park, the natural beauty of this area of the state can create the romantic atmosphere you are looking for with your winter wedding.
New York Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden is another great winter destination for those looking to hold a romantic winter wedding. Even though the flowers are no longer in bloom, the backdrop of white snow and the sleeping garden make a beautiful wedding venue. They even have an interior option to get out of the cold for your ceremony and reception.
If you are looking to get married in the winter, New York offers plenty of great options. Once you settle on your destination, turn to Monsey Tours to transport you to and from your wedding in style.
Charter a Bus for a NYC-Area Casino Day Trip Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Although New York state voters recently passed an amendment that will allow table games and casinos in New York City itself, for now people have to Atlantic City Connecticut to enjoy a day of gaming. No matter where you end up going, let Monsey Tours get you there in style and comfort.
Atlantic City
Home to a number of casinos, including Harrah’s, the Trump Taj Mahal, and the Borgata, Atlantic City is just a two hour bus ride from the Big Apple. The town has more to offer you than just the chance to gamble, though. You can also enjoy a day at the beach or spend a few hours on the Boardwalk, enjoying mini-golf, amusement rides and plenty of Jersey Shore delicacies, such as saltwater taffy and caramel corn.
Connecticut
If the Jersey Shore doesn’t work for your group, you can charter a bus and enjoy a day trip to the tribal casinos in Connecticut, which are about a two hour ride from the city. The Foxwoods casino in Mashuntucket, CT, claims to be the biggest in the world, offering more than 7,000 slot machines and nearly 400 table games.
Get to the casino of your choice without having to worry about traffic, designated drivers, and the hassle of finding parking. Monsey Tours offers front door service to the most popular casinos in the NYC area. Contact us to arrange a charter bus today.
New York Deal: Outer Boroughs Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Offering five fascinating boroughs to explore–Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten IslandNew York City promises exciting and entertaining adventures to groups using Monsey Tours as their guide to these charming and historic outer boroughs. Developed over a century ago, NYC’s boroughs possess distinctly separate personalities reflecting ethnic and cultural differences in architecture, food preferences, lifestyle and history.
Bounded by the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers, Manhattan is a bustling, vibrant island borough that is home to the famous Wall Street and the United Nations Headquarters, with its eye-catching row of colorful world flags waving proudly outside. The “Crossroads of the World”
–Times Square–is in Manhattan as well, emblazoned with neon lit signs advertising theaters, restaurants, shops and famous television studios.
Traveling through Staten Island brings visitors to Historic Richmond Town, a charming complex offering a village of restored homes from America’s colonial period and a museum containing one-of-a-kind artifacts over 300 years old. In addition, the world renown Staten Island Zoo recently completed refurbishing their reptile exhibit and leopard enclosure.
While touring Brooklyn, don’t miss visiting Coney Island and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Skip over to Queens where visitors experience NYC’s second largest Chinatown and browse shops selling exotic herbs and boba tea line streets flavored with the delicious smell of Asian food.
Famous for being home to Yankee Stadium, the Bronx never fails to delight visitors with its arresting cultural diversity and the beauty of its Bronx Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
Winter Field Trips in NYC Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
New York City has a lot to offer visitors of any age, but it is the ideal destination for young adults and children. Not only does NYC provide many educational opportunities, but it also gives kids the chance to experience other cultures and expand their horizons. From museums and memorials to exotic restaurants and unique shops, NYC has it all.
In the winter, New York can be quite chilly, especially in the early morning hours or late at night. Keep your students warm during this time by focusing on some of the more popular indoor attractions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, Empire State Building and United Nations Headquarters. Enjoy outdoor attractions, such as Central Park, Ground Zero or Times Square, during the warmest part of the day. In the evening, treat your students to dinner in one of New York’s finest restaurants or take them to see a Broadway play.
Of all the cities in the United States, NYC is one of the most exciting for young people, and renting a charter bus is one of the most efficient and affordable ways to see the city. Start planning your students’ next winter field trip in NYC today by calling Monsey Tours for a quote.
Explore the Village with Monsey Bus Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
As part of our  New York charter bus deal, we’ve previously highlighted some of New York’s most famous tourist destinations as well as local hangouts to check out in Brooklyn. This week, we’ll be looking at one of Manhattan’s most beloved neighborhoods: Greenwich Village.
But there’s more to the Village than just Washington Square Park. Like the East Village, which has been a destination for decades thanks to its hip, gritty aesthetics, active nightlife and enviable selection of food. Head to St. Mark’s Place to find some of that amazing cuisine, like Dumpling Man‘s traditionally made dumpling bar, or check out Sarita’s Macaroni & Cheese on East 12th.
Keep walking east to find Alphabet City and Tompkins Square Park, which has shed its seedy reputation in recent years to become a popular hangout for crust punks and the upper crust both. Or head west to Greenwich Village to visit some of New York’s most popular clubs and bars, like the alt-comedy staple The Comedy Cellar and dance club-cum-performance space Le Poisson Rouge.
Past Sixth Avenue, the West Village is the place to go to satisfy your more bourgeois desires. Visit  Left Bank Books on 8th Avenue and Bleecker Street Records, recently pushed off of Bleecker to its new home on West 4th Street. Or take to the Hudson River Park where you can walk, bike or just lie in the grass with a book beside the Hudson River.
NY Destinations For Seniors: Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Bus trips into New York City can be an outstanding way for seniors to experience this world-class city. When selecting any of these bus trips, it’s best for the group to consider the most important sights to see!
Top Sites for Senior Travel in New York City Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Check out the following must-see destinations. Seniors on their first trip to the Big Apple will enjoy any of these experiences.
• Central Park – A wide open space with plenty of charm and historic quality, this outdoor park is well-maintained throughout the year. That makes it the ideal place to visit for a stroll.
• Times Square – Another big attraction, Times Square can be very busy during some times of the year. Though it is a shopping center within the city, people watching in this area is ideal.
• Grand Central State – An incredibly beautiful train station, it is worth seeing just for its size and historic importance.
For many people, especially senior citizens, ease of getting around is incredibly important. Luckily, with Monsey Tours to take you from one area to the next, it’s easy to get around and to simplify this trip. With millions of visitors each year, it’s best to choose a tour bus to ensure all of the best sites are experienced.
New York City for Sports Fans Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
The New York City metropolitan area is the best area in the United States if you’re a professional sports fan.
There are nine, count them nine, professional sports teams in the New York City area
— three National Hockey League teams, two Major League Baseball teams, two National Football League teams, and two National Basketball Association teams.
New York City has five boroughs. Four of them have sports teams. Manhattan is the home of the New York Knicks basketball team and the New York Rangers hockey team. Both teams play at Madison Square Garden, which is a historically famous sports venue because it has been the site of innumerable famous boxing matches as well as the National Invitation Tournament for college basketball teams and many other sports events.
The Bronx is the home of the most successful professional sports franchise ever
— the New York Yankees baseball team. The Yankees have won 27 Major League Baseball titles and are playing in a completely rebuilt Yankee Stadium.
The borough of Queens is the home of the New York Mets baseball team. The Mets replaced the dear departed Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball team, as New York City’s representative in the National League. The Mets are also playing in a new stadium, Citi Field, that replaced the famous Shea Stadium.
Last year, the borough of Brooklyn became the home of a major professional sports team for the first time since 1957 when the New Jersey Nets moved into the new Barclays Center. The New York Islanders’ hockey team, which is currently on Long Island, will move into the Barclays Center in 2015.
Staten Island is the only borough without a major league professional sports team, but you can head over to New Jersey for more sports action!
Birthday by Bus! Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
If you’re planning a milestone birthday party, with lots of friends and family and multiple things to hit on the “to-do list,” you’re not going to want to parade around town in several cabs or cars. So why not leave the driving to a professional so you and your guests can really enjoy yourselves?
Monsey Tours offers charter buses big enough to accommodate any sized party to get you safely and securely around town on the big day. Aside from being able to meet any size requirement, here are some more benefits to booking a birthday charter bus:
Food and drink are allowed on board. It can also be arranged for alcohol to be allowed on board.
Charters can also be booked with restrooms on board so that no special stops have to be made when you’re traveling from one venue to the next.
Safety: All Monsey Tour drivers have 19-A certification and have been approved by the department of transportation. It’s worth noting that Monsey Tours also is under contract with the New York City Board of Education and NYC Office of Parks and Recreation, two reputable organizations.
Buses are modern and comfortable, many of the fleet is even equipped with TV screens and other entertainment features to make it more like riding in your living room.
For more information on booking a charter bus for a birthday party celebration, and to obtain a free quote for your event, contact Monsey Tours today.
A Day At The Vineyard: Long Island Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Twenty-five years ago, there was a lone winery on all Long Island. From that single pioneering winemaker a flourishing industry has developed. Today, more than 3,000 acres of vineyards and over 50 companies that compete internationally internationally.
Sadly, many New Yorkers are unaware of this thriving industry on Long Island that offers small batch wines and wineries with lovely tasting rooms. Because the industry is so low-key, New York visitors are also in the dark about a great way to spend a day outside of New York City.
Long Island wineries are in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties and on both forks – North and South. The great majority of the wineries though are at the east end of Suffolk County’s North Fork.
The wine country of Long Island makes for a great corporate event, family reunion or social group event. The best way for everyone to enjoy a wine tour is in the comfort of a luxury charter bus from 
Monsey Tours. Our luxury buses ensure your group’s comfort. Tour busses come with video screens, heating, air conditioning, and clean comfortable lavatories.
Your group spends the day in the beautiful Long Island countryside visiting wine makers who meld old world and contemporary wine making. Group members can taste and buy wine at all the stops.
Since we do the driving, our driver is your designated driver so that your tour of wine country will be fun and safe. Call 
Monsey Tours at 1-800-232-TOURS or 718-623-9000.
Explore Lower Manhattan By Bus Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
You can use the Monsey Bus to explore virtually any part of New York, and all of these destinations are special in their own way. The lower portion of Manhattan, for example, is one of the most exciting places to visit. Originally a Dutch settlement, this part of New York boasts a rich history and an array of attractions, stores and restaurants that keep tourists coming back time and time again.
When visiting Lower Manhattan, you can enjoy many different museums and educational attractions, including the Anne Frank Center, the Vietnam Veterans Plaza and the Museum of Jewish Heritage. If it’s your first trip to this part of New York, you will also want to make a trip to see the famous Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center Memorial.
If you like to immerse yourself in different cultures, be sure to spend some time in Lower Manhattan’s many cultural hotspots, including Tribeca, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. In all of these locations, you are sure to find plenty of things to see, as well as a number of unique restaurants.
These are just a few of the reasons to visit Lower Manhattan. Contact Monsey Tours to start planning your trip today and take advantage of all the excitement this historic region has to offer!
New York Deal: Museums Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Manhattan is world renowned for its art museums, natural history museum and other cultural resources. Enjoy our Manhattan tour of museums and special exhibits. Arrive at each location from the comfort of your bus, avoiding tiresome waits and inclement weather. Here’s an overview.
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest natural history museums in the world. Exhibits such as the Rose Center for Earth and Space give you a spectacular perspective on earth in relation to other celestial bodies. The African rain forest exhibit allows you to experience firsthand the importance of earth’s natural resources. You’ll also see the largest collection of dinosaur and other vertebrate fossils on display anywhere.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a museum hosting numerous and diverse exhibitions. Artists include Degas, Michelangelo and Renoir. Exhibits include historical and cultural art such as Egyptian Archaeology, Islamic Art, African Art, Asian Art and the history of textiles. Enjoy a traveling tour of history and arts of all kinds while remaining in the elegant confines of this world class museum.
The Guggenheim is a beautiful home to important and renowned works of contemporary art. The museum itself is an art piece, designed by the iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Its vessel-like structure is perfectly suited to displaying the art work distributed along its sinuous and band like extremities.
The Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibits contain well known and lesser known fine artists including painters, furniture designers and photographers. Redesigned by Yoshio Taniguchi, the museum itself is a work of art. View works by notable artists such as Henry Moore, David Hockney, Paul Cezanne and Picasso.
The Tenement Museum recollects life in NY tenements beginning over a century ago. Sweatshops, family stores, historic watering holes and city streets are depicted, providing you with an authentic taste of bygone New York.
Installation Art can be found all over NY City. This art is located in places such as row houses, restaurants, sidewalks and billboards. The New York Times featured this article about some of the more surprising installations.
You will be thrilled by your NY Museum tour. Contact Monsey Tours for more information.
Visit Beautiful Brooklyn, New York Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Last week, as part of our $499 New York charter bus promotion, we discussed a few of New York’s most famous attractions, but New York is a big city and it extends well beyond the island of Manhattan. In fact, these days Brooklyn has supplanted Manhattan as the borough of choice for the hip set who’ve come in droves, attracted by Brooklyn’s (slightly) cheaper real estate and the artist and creative communities that have sprung up because of them.
Brooklyn’s status as adopted home is nothing new, however. In fact, it has been estimated that one in four Americans can trace their ancestry back to Brooklyn. It’s no wonder it remains such a popular destination: Brooklyn’s beautiful brownstone lined streets and open, green spaces are a welcome alternative to the denser, taller, and richer neighborhoods of Manhattan.
There’s plenty to see in Brooklyn. Visit Cobble Hill to eat and shop like a local. Pick up a delicious kifta roll from Darna Falafel on Court Street and visit Blue Marble Ice Cream next door for a tasty dessert after exploring Cobble Hill’s many independent shops. Head northwest to Fort Greene to take in the park, visit the flea market, and see a show at the Brooklyn Academey of Music. Then head south to Prospect Heights to visit the Brooklyn Museum, the library, and Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch in Grand Army Plaza and gorgeous Prospect Park. That’s only the tip of the iceberg of Brooklyn, so start planning your trip today!
See The States: New York Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
We’ve written plenty about how Monsey Tours’ New York charter buses can get New Yorkers out of the city, but if you’re coming in from out of town, you can also charter one of our buses to take you and your group wherever you want within our beautiful five boroughs. In fact, from now through April 2014, you can use the coupon code “NYC499” to hire a bus to travel anywhere in New York City from 10 AM to 4 PM for only $499. It’s the perfect opportunity to come explore the Greatest City in the World and there’s plenty to see!
If it’s your first time, you’ll probably want to see all the famous sites. The Empire State Building is one of the most famous buildings in the world, a gorgeous example of New York’s Art Deco past, and offers breathtaking views of Manhattan and the surrounding area from its observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floors. Central Park offers 843 acres of open, public land in one of the most densely populated places in the world. It’s amazing that it exists at all, never mind that it features so many great activities. And Washington Square Park sits in the center of famous Greenwich Village, still one of the hippest and most beautiful neighborhoods in the city all these years later. Get a crêpe or a kati roll and enjoy the Washington Arch or walk around and take in the area’s many record stores, book stores, comedy clubs, and bars.
There’s so much more to see in New York, we’ll detail some more options in future posts. Until then, start planning your New York holiday with Monsey Tours. We’ll see you then!
See The Provinces: Quebec Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
For months, we’ve been using this blog to highlight some of the diverse and beautiful cities located in the United States with our “See the States” series, but Monsey Bus charter buses can take you to our friendly, flannel-clad, maple syrup-loving neighbors to the north as well. With that in mind, let’s explore one of Canada’s cultural and tourism centers: Montreal.
Originally founded by French fur traders (and still a largely French-speaking city), Montreal grew to become first the capital of the Province of Canada and eventually the nation of Canada’s “Cultural Capital,” a vibrant town that combines the best elements of North American and French cities.
Visitors to the city can go in many directions: There’s the family-friendly museums and science activities like the magnificent Musée des Beaux-Arts, the ecosystem exploration of Biodôme, and the breath-taking space exhibits of the Cosmodôme. Or, in the opposite direction, visit the city’s famous dives and artist and musician hangouts like L’Escogriffe, the Copacabana, and La Croissanterie Figaro. Take in the sights, including the circus arts complex Tohu, the downtown gathering place Square Dorchester, and the still majestic Windsor Hotel, originally built in 1878.
And make sure you come hungry. Au Pied de Cochon is so famous it doesn’t even bother to post a sign, the reputation of its award-winning chef and extravagant dishes is enough to draw in the crowds. Torqué is similarly respected for its locally sourced gourmet meals. And don’t forget dessert at patisserie and chocolatier Juliette et Choclat.
See the States: Austin, Texas Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Though the area originally known as Waterloo has been settled since the 1830s, the city we now know as Austin had a long way to go to become one of the epicenters for the hip and creative. It wasn’t until the 1970s that Austin began to emerge in the national music scene, thanks to local artists like Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughn. But Austin soon transformed from a sleepy college town to the self-appointed “Live Music Capital of the World,” home of uncountable bands and venues, the ever-expanding South by Southwest music festival, and the PBS live music series Austin City Limits.
If you’ve got a charter bus and are looking to check out some music yourself while in town, there’s plenty to choose from. Unfortunately, Austin’s most famous venue, Emo’s, has since closed its original location on Red River and 6th Street, but you can still visit the newly opened Emo’s East on Riverside Drive. If you like your music heavy, be sure to stop in Red 7 on Seventh Street, or if you fancy some blues and folk with a side of barbecue smoked meats, check out  Stubb’s Bar-B-Q on Red River.
Of course, there’s more to Austin than music. Namely, its patented Tex-Mex cuisine. No visit to Austin is complete without stopping in the legendary Chuy’s, the “king” of Tex-Mex. If you’re a taco fan, be sure to visit Güero’s Taco Bar. And don’t forget Magnolia Café, home of delicious migas, enchiladas and monster-sized pancakes.
See The States: Arizona Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
The quintessentially Southwest city of Phoenix, Arizona is located in the Sonoran Desert, surrounded by beautiful mountains and distinctly western vegetation and wildlife. It’s the sixth most populous city in the United States as well as the most populous state capital. If you’re interested in exploring this diverse and geographically unique city, book a charter bus service and check out some of these sights and attractions.
Camelback Mountain: Located right at the edge of the city, the Camelback Mountain is a popular attraction for hiking and rock climbing. Those who brave the trails will be rewarded with stunning views of Phoenix as well as the surrounding Paradise Valley.
Desert Botanical Gardens: At this peaceful metropolitan retreat you’ll see numerous examples of desert flora while walking trails that organize specimens by themes like desert wildflowers and Sonoran Desert.
Fry Bread House: No trip to Phoenix is complete without a trip to this culinary institution. Specializing in the Navajo taco, a Native American dish commonly known throughout the United States as the elephant ear, the Fry Bread House serves many varieties of the fried dough delicacy, including savory varieties topped with meat, beans and vegetables and sweet dessert variations dripped with honey.
Call us today to schedule your charter bus trip!
See the States: New Orleans, Louisiana Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
One of the most unique cities in the world, New Orleans mashes three seemingly disparate cultures–French, Caribbean and Southern American–into one amazing place. Originally colonized by the French (as La Nouvelle-Orléans) in the early 18th century, New Orleans became a major hub of the Atlantic slave trade. After the Civil War, emancipated former slaves established a new culture in the city, one that drew heavily on the island nations of the Caribbean and emphasized food, music and theatricality, all of which come to the forefront during the city’s annual Mardis Gras celebrations and parades.
Music has played an especially large part in New Orleans’ history through traditions like the second-line brass marching bands as well as the establishment of a unique style of funk, as demonstrated by New Orleans funk masters the Meters. If you’re taking a New York charter bus to visit the city, you’ll find plenty of venues with jazz, funk and soul music spilling into the streets. Check out the Spotted Cat, Howlin’ Wolf and the legendary Tipitina’s.
If you’re looking for a relaxing day in the city, take a walk through Vieux Carré, the historic French Quarter. This picturesque neighborhood is home to restaurants, cafés and galleries, aside from the gorgeous landmark buildings. Skip the t-shirt shops on Bourbon Street and instead head to Jackson Square, where you’ll find the St Louis Cathedral, the Andrew Jackson monument and, if you’re lucky, possibly some free music as well.
See the States: Nashville, Tennessee Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Located on the Cumberland River in northern Tennessee, Nashville is “the Athens of the South,” known primarily for being one of the major music hubs of the country. The city became the de facto home of country music in the 20th century, although today you can find music of all kinds within the city limits. If you’re interested in discovering “Music City,” reserve a charter bus and check out these distinctly Nashville activities.
Third Man Records: Jack White has called almost of all of the U.S.’ music centers his home. He was born in Detroit, broke out in Austin, and now he’s set up a new base in Nashville with his independent label Third Man Records. If you’re in the city, make sure to check out the Third Man store where you can pick up some musical rarities, record yourself onto a vinyl record and, possibly, even see a great show while you’re there.
The Basement: Catch a glimpse of modern Nashville’s music scene in the Basement. Located beneath Grimey’s Records, you can see folk and alt-rock acts for cheap in this intimate music institution.
Prince’s Hot Chicken/Elliston Place Soda Shop: You would be remiss to visit Nashville and not make a quick stop at Prince’s Hot Chicken, the (literally) world famous, mouth-scorchingly hot cayenne-rubbed fried chicken eatery. Then cool down by hitting Elliston Place Soda Shop, a 1930
's pharmacy that remains wonderfully unchanged by subsequent decades.
Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Pitchfork isn’t the only music festival taking over Chicago this summer. The city will also once again host Lollapalooza in Grant Park. Originally conceived as a single farewell tour for the alt rock outfit Jane’s Addiction, Lollapalooza grew in scope to become a nearly annual festival that has expanded to include not only the United States but Santiago, Chile and São Paulo, Brazil as well.
Today, 22 years after the festival’s first appearance, Lollapalooza is bigger than ever, including multiple stages, activities and shops, plenty of food vendors and even a farmers market. There’s also a huge lineup of some of rock, dance and hip-hop’s most popular acts, so reserve a charter bus now before it’s too late.
The Cure: Nearly 40 years on, the Cure is still bringing miserablist mope anthems wrapped in poppy post-punk packages to the masses. From the straight punk rock of their ’79 debut Three Imaginary Boys to the goth rock of 1982
'Pornography and the pop bombast of 1987'Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, the Cure have something for every musical taste.
The Postal Service: Ever since their lone 2003 album became an unexpected pop sensation, the Postal Service have only seen their legend grow even as the group never reconvened for more material or performances. That changes this summer as the Postal Service hit the festival circuit hard, playing their first shows in 10 years.
Phoenix: Versailles-based rock group Phoenix found some unexpected success of their own when 2009
'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix became an international hit. Now they’re back with a new album of playful, bouncy rock songs to bring to a string of high profile appearances.
Regional Food Specialties Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
There’s a lot of benefits to traveling around this large country of ours in charter buses. Geographical diversity leads to many different climates and terrains. Many of our cities are among the largest and most visited in the world. And regional cooking means you can change cuisines every time you cross a state border. If you’re planning to use a charter bus service to travel the States this summer, consider picking up some of these regional specialties.
Pasties (Michigan): Michigan is home to the Great Lakes, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, the Pictured Rocks, Mackinac Island and the delicious savory pasty. Made by filling pastry dough with meat and vegetables, the traditional Cornish Pasty includes beef, sliced potato, turnips and onions.
Sopapilla (New Mexico): This adopted Mexican delicacy is made of pressed dough fried until golden brown. Typically, the pocket formed by frying the dough is filled with honey, but savory sopapillas are not uncommon either.
Derby Pie (Kentucky): Kentucky is known for its bourbon and Mint Juleps, but while you’re there, make sure to pick up a slice of its signature Derby Pie as well. You won’t want to miss this chocolate and walnut tart made with a flaky pastry dough crust.
California Pizza (California): Plenty of California’s specialties have become part of the national menu, including California’s signature westernized sushi, fish tacos, Mission-style burritos and French Dips. But if you’re there, make sure you try a California Pizza, a single serving thin crust pie with typical California toppings.
Roadside Attractions Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Sometimes the journey is more fun than the destination. That’s often the case with road trips, especially in the United States, where seemingly every highway has something strange and enticing waiting just off the beaten path. If you’re planning on traveling with a charter bus this summer, don’t forget to stop by some of these popular roadside attractions to see the strange and silly side of the United States that only a car or charter bus can provide.
The Cabazon Dinosaurs (Cabazon, California): If you’re headed toward Southern California, plan to make a stop at Carbazon to see the famous Carbazon Dinosaurs, a California landmark since the ’60s. Sculptor Claude Bell created the concrete (and, in one case, life-size) dinosaurs himself, ostensibly to promote his nearby Wheel Inn restaurant. Today the dinosaurs are (ironically) a part of a creationist museum, but stop by to admire Bell’s handiwork even if you pass on the exhibits inside them.
Lucy the Elephant (Margate City, New Jersey): In the 19th century, James V. Lafferty thought he hit on a brilliant idea to sell beachfront properties: build animal-shaped summer homes on them. It didn’t really take off, but it led to the creation of Lucy the Elephant, a beach home shaped like a giant Indian elephant that later became a New Jersey tourist destination and National Historic Landmark. The same can’t be said of Lafferty’s other elephantine buildings in Coney Island and Cape May, which have unfortunately since been torn down.
Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Summer’s here and you know what that means: music festival season is upon us once again. Having already kicked off in Austin with spring’s South By Southwest, music festivals are about to be kicked into high gear in June, July and August. Though it’s a relatively new festival, Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival has already become a major contender. Taking place in Union Park the weekend of July 19th to the 21st, Pitchfork Fest includes not just big names of the indie music world but also a record fair for vinyl hunters, a gig poster market, an indie publishing showcase and even a craft fair.
But it’s the shows themselves people come from all around the country and the world to see, and this year’s lineup won’t disappoint music fans.  Here’s a few of the acts you can expect to see:
Björk: This Icelandic artist has been a career musician since 1977, and she can still bring it with gorgeous vocals and unconventional song structures.
R. Kelly: Truly a man who needs no introduction, R. Kelly’s track record as consummate R&B crooner is unmatchable.
Belle & Sebastian: Carrying on the tradition of bands like the Smiths and Fleetwood Mac, this Irish band seamlessly matches melancholy lyrics with upbeat pop music and intricate orchestration.
Yo La Tengo: This New Jersey-based band has been a lynchpin in the indie music scene for close to 30 years and hasn’t slowed down a bit.
Don’t miss out: reserve a New York charter bus today!
Natural Landmarks of the United States Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
One of the many advantages to living in the United States is the incredible amount of diversity that can be found without ever leaving your own country. There’s cultural diversity, culinary diversity, meteorological diversity and, perhaps most impressive of all, geological diversity. From the dense forests and waterfalls of the Northeast to the expansive deserts, canyons and valleys of the Southwest, the United States is quite possibly the most geologically diverse nation in the world, and you can see the vast majority of it with nothing more than a New York charter bus. Here’s a couple incredible natural landmarks to check out on your own charter bus road trip.
Beaver Chief Falls: Located in Glacier National Park, in the northwest of Montana, the Beaver Chief Falls are formed by a lake that rests in a mountain that empties out into another lake in the valley below, all surrounded by awe-inspiring sheer cliff faces.
Monument Valley: If you ever wanted to know what it’s like to walk through a Sergio Leone film, Monument Valley, found near the border of Arizona and Utah, is the place for you. The expansive flatness of the valley is broken at regular intervals by awesome rock formations that jut up into the sky, all painted in the bright oranges and reds of those old technicolor masterpieces.
Charter Bus vs. Air Travel: Sequester Edition Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Over the last few months air travel in the United States has been greatly compromised by mandatory budget cuts created by the Congressional legislation widely referred to as the “sequester.” The results were longer waiting times at airports nationwide. The pinch of these extended waiting times were felt by the upper crust of the United States and, addressing one of the few demographics who seem to be attended to by the government, those rich travelers got what they wanted last week when Congress passed measures that allowed for new budget allocation to nix these cuts. Then again, did these elites get what they wanted?
For the last few years traveling via airplane has become more expensive and increasingly exhausting. The wide array of security measures have been enough to drive travelers away from air travel and into alternatives like 
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If you are looking to take the family on summer trips this year, you can spend thousands and march through security check after security check, or you can get a 
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See Montreal with a NY Charter Bus Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Getting the whole family together to experience something new can be huge. The bonds built on a long trip and the experiences had will affect you and your family’s lives for years to come. Of course cost always gets in the way, so far too often our families settle on a quick jaunt to the amusement park or a nearby beach. We have another idea.
How about you load up a NY charter bus with your whole family and head to beautiful Montreal, Canada. Montreal is a unique experience for kids and grownups alike: enough English to keep everyone safe and cozy with enough French speakers to feel exotic to many young travelers.
While trips to amusement parks and beaches are great for unwinding, the history and unique culture of Montreal can make it an eye-opening experience for young vacationers. It is also not without its own healthy share of fun on its cobblestone streets. There is a wide array of creperies, an insectarium, and Biodome!
Monsey Buses are available to take trips to Canada. Our charter bus service will be an inexpensive alternative to a pricey and stressful flight to Canada. Load up the whole family and see something different this summer!
America’s Weirdest Museums Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Road trip warriors, take heed: You can see great works of art and priceless artifacts from history in just about any of this country’s major metropolitan areas, but how many places can offer you the chance to see a collection of  nearly a thousand Pez dispensers, including the world’s largest at seven feet, 20 inches? Only one: the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia in Burlingame, California. The United States is home to plenty of unusual museums, specializing in less than earth-shaking works. Here’s a few to check out on your charter bus travels.
International UFO Museum and Research Center: If your city was only known for one thing, you’d milk it too, and Roswell, New Mexico is still UFO crazy even some 60 years later. This museum posits it was indeed extra terrestrial spacecraft people saw over Roswell that stormy night in 1947, and it has the displays, memorabilia and gift shop to back it up.
Washington Banana Museum: Did you know there are thousands of species of banana, even though Americans typically only eat only one, very specifically cultivated strain? If that whet your appetite for more banana-related facts, antiques and other memorabilia, visit the Banana Museum in Auburn, Washington. You’ll find more vintage adverts, art and other curiosities than you can shake a banana at. Probably more bad puns too.
See the States: San Francisco, California Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Founded by Spanish colonists in the same year the United States established its independence, San Francisco grew rapidly during the California Gold Rush to eventually become the second most densely populated city in the country after New York City. San Francisco survived an earthquake and fire that destroyed three-quarters of the city in 1906, became ground zero for the Summer of Love and the gay rights movement and is now one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world.
But there’s more to San Francisco than trolley cars and the Golden Gate Bridge. Explore San Fran’s famous Chinatown by walking under Dragon’s Gate to visit Tien Hou Temple and the other family friendly attractions that have replaced this once notorious red-light district. Enjoy the innovative and unconventional pieces in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Visit one of the most eccentric science museums in the world, The Exploratorium, to learn things they never taught in science class and brave the famous “Tactile Dome.” Or take a trip to the 25,000 square foot climbing center Planet Granite, which lets you ascend walls as high as 45 feet while giving you incredible views of the bay from the glass walls.
And that’s not even mentioning San Francisco’s many parks, beaches, restaurants and night life. No matter how long you stay, you’ll still find things to surprise you, so clear some time and book a NYC charter bus to get to know the famed City by the Bay.
The Best Haunted Houses in the U.S. Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Every year, Americans line up and pay money to be corralled into dark rooms and narrow hallways, screamed at and chased with weapons, all for the purpose of entertainment. It doesn’t really make sense on paper, but there’s something exhilarating about a good haunted house, especially one artfully designed with innovative gimmicks and talented actors. If you’re a scare junkie, branch out this year and take a charter bus to some of the best haunted houses in the country.
Erebus (Pontiac, Michigan): Until 2009, this four story haunted house that fills an old warehouse in the Rust Belt city of Pontiac, Michigan was the largest in the world. Though it lost the world record, Erebus is still one of the best haunted houses around, featuring giant animatronic monstrosities and top-notch special effects and make-up
Headless Horseman  (Ulster Park, New York): Located in Ulster Park, New York, only about an hour and a half north of Manhattan, Headless Horseman incorporates six different haunted houses, including a Victorian estate, a giant corn maze and a hayride. There’s over 45 acres of haunted attractions to explore in all, so plan to stay a while.
Pennhurst Asylum (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania): No other haunted house in the world can beat Pennhurst Asylum’s location, which repurposes the administrative building of an actual mental asylum closed following decades of controversial treatment. Now the already creepy remains of this decaying institution have become the setting for one of the best haunted attractions in the world.
Apple Picking Across New York Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
You may not be able to tell by the weather yet, but we’re officially in autumn. Pumpkin ales, pumpkin lattes and even, inexplicably, pumpkin M&M’s are now on store shelves. And America’s favorite fruit, the apple, is now in season. One of the great autumn activities is visiting the local apple orchard to pick some Red Delicious, Pink Lady and Braeburn while enjoying a hot cider and donuts. If you live in the city, however, you can’t exactly get to the nearest orchard via subway. Instead, hop on a New York charter bus and make a visit to one of these local orchards.
Masker Orchards: Located in Warwick, just 55 miles northwest of Manhattan, Masker Orchards has 200 acres of trees to wander through, featuring all kinds of apple varieties for you to pick yourself. The kids will love the pony rides and haystack maze and, like any good orchard, there’ll be fresh donuts and apple pie waiting for you.
Stuart’s Farm: Head north to Granite Springs to find this historic Westchester farm, family owned since 1828. Aside from all the apples, you’ll also find pumpkins on the vine and delicious fresh corn.
Silverman’s Farm: Located in Easton, Connecticut, just outside of Bridgeport, Silverman’s Farm has been an orchard and cider mill since the 1920s. Today, it’s also popular for the petting zoo filled with buffalo, llamas, alpacas and exotic birds, and a gourmet market with pies of all kinds as well as local jams, honeys and other sweets. On the right day, you can even catch some live folk music among the corn stalks.
See the States: Boulder, Colorado Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Sitting right on the edge of the Rocky Mountains and the High Plains, Boulder, Colorado became a destination after the University of Colorado was built there in 1876. The rural college town aesthetic captured the imagination of the hippie movement in the 1960s, securing Boulder’s reputation as a bohemian hot spot. Today, Boulder is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country with trails weaving throughout the entire city and into the mountains themselves, including the Boulder Creek Bike Path, which follows its namesake from Four Mile Canyon Drive into and across the city.
Cycling isn’t the only outdoor sport to enjoy in Boulder: Hiking trails abound, including the Wonderland Lake TrailheadBoulder Falls Trail and Royal Arch Trail. Or you could head to Eben G. Fine Park, pick up an inner tube and float down Boulder Creek all the way to 30th Street.
When you’re ready to check out the city proper, head to the pedestrian-only Pearl Street Mall, where you’ll find everything from dive bars to microbreweries, cafés and classy restaurants. Look for Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery for beers of just about every imaginable variety, Cup for some great coffee and tea and Dushanbe Teahouse for the finest Amazonian, Mediterranean and Tajik food.
Of course, if you’re visiting in the winter, you’ll want to take the charter bus to all the ski resorts on I-70 and the Rocky Mountain National Park. But no matter when you go, you won’t want for things to do in this enchantingly rustic city.
See the States: Asheville, North Carolina Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Sitting in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the small but singular city of Asheville, North Carolina has long been a popular place to holiday. Like Miami, Asheville came into its own during the 1910s and ’20s, giving it a wealth of Art Deco architecture. Since then, however, it’s become a popular enclave of bohemian ideals amid a small town setting.
Tourists flock to Biltmore Estate, the largest private residence in the country complete with 250 acres of manicured grounds, a vineyard and a private bowling alley. If you’re looking for the locals, however, you can find them at any of Asheville’s famous pubs and music venues. Visit the Orange Peel theatre for indie rock or the Grey Eagle for a sampling of the local bluegrass and jazz scenes. If you’re just looking for a good drink, you could do worse than Westville Pub, which has live music and dozens of craft beers on tap. Or visit Southern Bar, a speakeasy-style lounge that serves retro cocktails and artisinal food.
And if you want to explore outside the city, consider taking your charter bus southeast to Chimney Rock Park, the home of the eponymous 315 foot tall slab of granite. You can take an elevator to the top or hike the surrounding cliffs to find the nearby 404 foot waterfall.
The Best Wine Holidays Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
If you’re a wine lover but can’t get to Tuscany or the Loire Valley at the moment, fear not. There’s plenty of great wine getaways to experience right here in the U.S. Assemble a group of friends and hop on a New York charter bus to enjoy some of these beautiful vineyards.
Napa Valley, California: America’s most famous and visited viticultural area is considered one of the premier wine regions in the entire world. Napa Valley, located in Norther California outside Sacramento, features the Mediterranean climate and hilly geography perfect for growing wine grapes. You could spend months exploring the many wineries found here, but start with Frog’s Leap, Schramsberg Vineyards or O’Brien Estate Winery.
Portland, Oregon: This Pacific Northwest paradise knows how to appreciate the finer things in life, from coffee to food, beer and, yes, even wine. While there’s plenty of great wine bars in the city proper, just a short drive southwest will take you to any number of wineries, including the Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Amity Vineyards and Argyle Winery.
Charlottesville, Virgina: About six hours southwest of New York, Charlottesville is decidedly a small town, but one that is nonetheless steeped in history and full of attractions, including more than its fair share of wineries. Check out Blenheim Vineyards, Pippin Hill Farm and Keswick Vineyards, among many others in the area.
Festival Supreme in Santa Monica, CA Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Comedy fans in New York have it pretty good. Just about every day there are great shows–many of them free–and some of the world’s greatest comedic voices reside within the five boroughs. The only place that can lay claim to more comedy per capita is Los Angeles. And if you’ve been looking for an excuse to scope out the comedy scene on the West Coast, the recently announced Festival Supreme should be just the thing. Taking place October 19th on the Santa Monica Pier, Festival Supreme is a whole day packed with some of the best comedians in the world. Schedule your charter buses accordingly to see these famous acts:
The Mr. Show Experience: HBO’s Mr. Show was ground zero for modern alternative comedy, but now Festival Supreme is offering a rare opportunity to see Bob Odenkirk and David Cross reunite to return to their sketch comedy roots.
Tim & Eric: Surreal sketch comedy’s other power-duo, Tim & Eric, created a unique and oft-imitated voice with their shows Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim & Eric Awesome Show: Great Job! Now you can see their deeply strange comedy stylings for yourself.
Zach Galifianakis: Before he unexpectedly became box-office gold, Galifianakis toiled in stand-up semi-obscurity for years, honing one of the most distinctive (and hilarious) voices in the country.
Tenacious D: Self-described “Greatest Band in History” Tenacious D have been using their pop-metal to melt brains and annihilate ears for nearly 20 years. Festival Supreme offers the chance to see them bring the rock in person.
See the States: Miami, Florida Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
With the expansion of the railway system, the Great Freeze of the late 19th Century and the population growth of the United States in general at the time, the city of Miami exploded in popularity during the early 20th century and found itself especially prosperous during the 1920s. Subsequently, thanks to its prime location and some incredible timing, Miami became an Art Deco paradise and world class cultural destination, both of which are facets of this complex and beautiful city that remain true even today.
Hire a New York charter bus to take you Miami and you’ll find plenty to do and see in this internationally famous tourist hotspot. Check out Downtown Miami with its steel and glass skyscrapers perched on the edge of Biscayne Bay and visit Bayfront Park, where you can relax and enjoy the view, see the park’s famous sculptures or catch a show at either the Klipsch Amphitheater or the Tina Hills Pavilion.
Then go across the Bay to beautiful Miami Beach, where you can see literally hundreds of examples of gorgeous Art Deco architecture, spend the day on the picturesque beach itself and then enjoy the world class food and nightlife of Ocean Drive.
But Miami has more to offer than the tourist sights. Be sure to visit (and eat in) Little Haiti, see the murals near Little Havana and walk around the former horse racing track at Hialeah Park.
Best Museums (Outside New York): Part I Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
In New York, we’re spoiled with the extraordinary quantity, variety and quality of our museums. There are hundreds of museums in the city, covering everything from art to history, science and even New York itself. There’s even a section of Fifth Avenue that has so many museums, it’s called Museum Mile!
But despite our wealth of museums, there are a number of great museums to be found outside the five boroughs. Here’s just a couple you can check out with a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20131019135726/http:/www.monseybus.com/About.html" charter bus museum tour.
Art Institute of Chicago: Located in Chicago’s Grant Park, this art museum includes works from ancient civilizations, the European renaissance and contemporary architecture in design. It’s most well known, however, for its collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, including pieces by Claude Monet, Pierre-August Renoir, Paul Cézanne and Henri Matisse.
Detroit Institute of Art: One of the best and largest collections of art in the country can be found at this museum, which features art from all over the world and all eras of recorded history. Everything from ancient Egyptian sculpture to Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and other Modernist masters can be found here. Also make sure to check out the epic, beautiful courtyard mural by Diego Rivera, which takes a critical, communist eye to the unchecked capitalism of Detroit’s auto industry.
Charter Bus Safety: What Is 19-A Certification? Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
When we say that all of our  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20121103091319/http:/monseybus.com/Our%20Buses.html"charter bus drivers are 19-A approved, you should know of course that everyone behind the wheel is irrefutably qualified, but not everyone realizes what work exactly goes into meeting 19-A requirements. What are the examinations and tests that New York bus drivers must complete before they receive 19-A certification? This week, we thought we would cover the precise tests you would have to take before driving a Monsey Bus.
§ Every other year, a physician performs a thorough health exam, including a comprehensive vision test.
§ In that same time, a supervisor conducts a behind-the-wheel test and looks at the following:
- Defensive driving habits
- Pre-trip inspection
- Use of the bus’ emergency tools
- General traffic use, including passing and turning
- Slowing the bus without braking
- Reversing and parking
§ The driver’s past driving record is checked annually, along with a personal interview.
§ In addition to the other biennial examinations, every driver must finish either an oral or written test of rules and safe driving practices.
More than other 
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Tips For Car (or Bus) Sickness Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Too many people decline trip after trip because of the fear of motion sickness. If you’ve experienced this condition even once, you likely have vowed never to experience it again. When forced to take a trip, you dread the entire experience. Stop letting motion sickness dictate where you travel. Next time your friends or family suggest a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20140529133946/http:/www.monseybus.com/Satisfied%20Customers.html" charter bus trip to an exciting locale, utilize these tips and join them!
Motion Sickness Tips:
Understand The WHY? – Knowledge is half the battle. The reason for motion sickness is the fact that your body is experiencing a discrepancy between what you see (the inside of a car) and what you feel (your body’s vestibular system telling your brain that you’re moving). This results in the dizziness, nausea and headaches that can ensue.
Gaze Ahead –  Looking out the front window will confirm your balance system’s detection of motion and help resolve the sensory mismatch that causes car sickness. Focus on a non-moving object in the distance. Avoid reading, writing or playing games.
Sit In The Front – Call your 
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Close Your Eyes – Closing your eyes (and even sleeping) is the best thing you can do for motion sickness. You won’t win most exciting passenger, but you will stay free of sickness.
Traveling Tips For Thanksgiving Holidays Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Are you planning on calling on a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20140529133946/http:/www.monseybus.com/About.html" charter bus to help you celebrate a destination Thanksgiving?  The East coast offers a nearly endless array of Autumn wonderland options for you and your family. There are a few things to consider before you book the charter bus and pile everyone on. Take these Thanksgiving travel tips into consideration. You’ll likely experience far less travel stress!
Traveling Tips For Thanksgiving: 
Plan – It’s never too early to start prepping. The earlier you begin the planning, the less stressful the entire trip is. By planning in advance you save money on travel costs, hotel rates and other seasonal goodies. Follow your favorite 
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Pack What You Need – The reason packing can be so stressful is the fact that many have trouble deciding what to bring. The urge to bring everything you might possibly want is strong. Fight this. Traveling by bus means storing your luggage above your head or under the bus. The less you have, the easier this is. If you truly need to bring a heavy load, consider advance shipping.
Chose Your Travel Days Carefully – The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year. Avoid traveling this day at all costs, if possible. Go a day or two ahead of time and stay a day or so later than usual. You’ll avoid the masses and save some money.
Thanksgiving Destinations For Families Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Thanksgiving is the time for good food and catching up with far flung family and friends. For many, hosting distant friends and family is a privilege. Others dread the responsibility and stress that comes from playing hostess. Does this sound like you? Do something different this year and hire a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20140529133946/http:/www.monseybus.com/Services.html" charter bus for a destination Thanksgiving!
Top Three Thanksgiving Destinations For Families: 
Plymouth Rock: Plymouth, Massachusetts -  Plymouth Rock is a chance to experience history first hand and make memories. The county excels in the art of bed and breakfasts. We suggest Bradford Cottage Bed and Breakfast. The cottage maintains the typical “Cape Cod” look while adding a contemporary architectural flair. Get a good night’s rest here and then head out to learn experience life as a pilgrim.
Mystic, Connecticut - Mystic is an easy three hour 
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Asheville, North Carolina - Asheville isn’t on most people’s radar but is a destination you don’t want to overlook. Visit the county’s famed Biltmore Estate. This 250 room chateau starts decorating for Christmas in November and keeps the festivities going straight through January. It’s truly a sight to see.

The Quick and the Undead Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Ever since George Romero introduced the idea of the zombie apocalypse with his 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, the United States has been increasingly zombie-crazy. What is it about these brain-dead flesh eaters that continues to enchant us through uncountable films, video games, comic books and live events? Maybe it’s the way Romero imbued them with timely satire, no matter what time period he dropped them in. Or maybe we just like seeing people mow down the shambling undead masses. Either way, if you’re into zombies, there’s plenty of places to catch a glimpse of one. Use our  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20140529133946/http:/www.monseybus.com/Services.html" charter bus services to visit these zombie attractions.
HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20140529133946/http:/www.madworldhaunt.com/" Madworld Zombie Shoot (Piedmont, South Carolina): Tired of seeing someone else get the glory for taking out a horde of night walkers? Visit Madworld to get in on the action yourself with their Zombie Shoot attraction. Take down all the zombies you can and find the antidote before becoming zombified yourself. The fastest group even gets a $300 prize. Not bad for a day of undead exterminating.
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NY College Sports Teams To See This Spring Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
There is nothing more thrilling than having your teenager involved in college sports. Cheering them on as their team wins games again and again is one of the greatest and happiest experiences for parents. It is also a great opportunity for your kids to be spotted by sports agents that may further their careers.
When you are traveling to see the different sports teams in New York, you don’t want to leave any of the family behind. Charter a bus and go to the college stadiums to root for your favorite college team. Some teams you may want to see include:
Fordham Rams: Watch the Fordham University Rams baseball team play at Houlihan Park. The 2014 season started on February 14 as you can listen to the crack of the bat and cheer for the players rounding the bases at Coffey Field in the Bronx.
Syracuse Orange: College basketball never flies under the radar of the true fans, and there are dozens of games left to be played on the court. Watch the Syracuse Orange try to make the Final Four to win at the top for the season as they play at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.
Union Dutchmen: While the National Hockey League is being played across the country, so too are the college hockey teams taking to the ice to finish out their season in the spring. The Union Dutchmen ice hockey team is at the top of the standings for the ECAC as you can watch them play at the Frank L. Messa Rink in the Achilles Center in Schenectady, NY.
Whatever type of college sports you enjoy, you can charter a bus to the stadium to catch every game as you cheer your all-star to the championships. Or merely get out this spring and do something fun with friends and family for a special occasion as the 
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Visit Lake George With Monsey Tours Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Whether this is your first time to New York, or you have lived here your entire life, there are tons of fun attractions and activities to make any occasion grand. So grab up your family and friends, charter a tour bus, and head out to Lake George as you will find plenty of things to do along the blue waters.Nicknamed “The Queen of American Lakes,” Lake George offers over 16 beaches to relax your feet in the warm sand or rent a boat to go out on the beautiful water. Go fishing, rafting, tubing or kayaking along the waters. If you want a more relaxing experience, book a trip on a cruise to enjoy a fine dinner, listen to jazz or to just watch the rolling water pass around the boat.
Looking for something to do with the kids? There are a number of attractions and amusement parks to tire the kids out for the day. Great Escape – A Six Flags Theme Park has over 135 rides to choose from for kids of all ages. Kids will also love The Fun Spot where they can enjoy roller skating, an interactive playground, go-kart racing and golf.
Outdoor adventurers flock to Lake George. Top activities include rock climbing, parasailing, horseback riding, water skiing, wakeboarding, hot air ballooning, biking and skydiving. Lake George will satisfy all types of people.
Don’t pass up the opportunity in seeing one of the best lakes along the Adirondack Mountains. Take a 
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Secret Gardens Nestles Away In NYC Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
While the most resonant images of New York City are those that feature the city’s breathtaking skyline, boasting feats of engineering and phenomenal lighting that give the city its signature stature and twinkle. With all that well-known concrete, the city is also teeming with parks, gardens and any types of green space visitors coming in with a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20140518002304/http:/www.monseybus.com/" bus tour group or on their own will love seeing.
Five of the top gardens that trip planners might consider are below.
1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Tucked away near Flatbush, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and Park Slope, botanic garden fans will find this borough’s green space pride. Featuring the Steinhardt Conservatory and man plant collections, this garden is worth a visit.
2. The Cloisters. A trip to the Bronx takes you to The Cloisters, which is a museum and part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Situated overlooking the Hudson River, the grounds and buildings all around The Cloisters feature beautiful plant life all around.
3. British Garden at Hanover Square. Also known as the Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden, this garden is a peaceful way for a tour to pay respects to the lives lost and altered during the tragedy of September 11, 2001.
4. Central Park Conservatory Garden. The city’s only formal garden, this conservatory features three sections on its sprawling grounds.
5. Queens Botanical Garden. Step out into another borough in Queens to see this botanical garden, which started as part of the 1939 New York World’s Fair in Queens. Set atop the stream bed of Kissena Creek and hosting an expansive Bee Garden, this garden is a delight to all the senses.
Apps to Keep You Busy During a Bus Trip Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Sometimes bus trips take hours, and sometimes bus trips just feel like they take hours. With today’s easily portable technology, there’s no reason to get bored on a bus (unless you’re the driver, of course)! Whether you have a smartphone or tablet, entertainment is just a touch away.
Need some ideas? Here are a few things you can do on your mobile device.
Watch a movie or TV show. Now is the perfect time to watch that must-see movie that you haven’t had time to see. A longer bus trip is the perfect opportunity.
If you’re more of a book fan and you can read on the bus without getting, get an eBook to read. Before you know it, you’ll be in another world.
Catch up on current events with one of the many news app. What a productive use of time!
Games are addicting and time flies while you’re focusing on beating that highest score. But if you start yelling at the screen, it’s probably time to stop.
You can pretty much do anything on your phone or tablet from shopping to taking selfies with your bus buddies to watching dumb videos on YouTube. The possibilities are endless!
Destinations In Canada Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Going on a bus tour with  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20140518002304/http:/www.monseybus.com/" Monsey Tours can provide the opportunity to explore new locations. A visit to Canada can result in memories that last a lifetime, particularly with a variety of destinations available for visitors.
Toronto
Toronto is the big city destination in Canada. It offers the opportunity to enjoy a great night-life during a vacation and has some great sights for visitors and tourists. Furthermore, the theater offers an opportunity to enjoy the latest live shows.
Vancouver
Individuals who enjoy fitness activities are sure to enjoy visiting Vancouver. The city offers skiing during the winter months, surfing during the summer and walks through the park at any time of the year.
Montreal
Looking for a bus tour that includes some history? Montreal is a great destination in Canada for a mixture of historical and brand-new buildings. The city has a rich history and it can be seen throughout the architecture.
Niagara Falls
The go-to destination in Canada for an amazing view is Niagara Falls. It has something to offer any visitor, regardless of personal preferences.
Canada has a variety of places and destinations that are perfect for a visit. Depending on personal preferences, the best place for a chartered bus tour will vary. The cities and the surrounding areas have a variety of activities available for individuals, couples or the entire family.
Monsey Bus Tours Offers Luxury Charter Buses to Long Island Museums Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
For the average museum and history buff, Long Island is the ultimate destination. With more than 100 museums, tourists and locals can peruse history and science for weeks on end. Going alone is fun, but nothing is more exciting than a group trip to explore vaults of artifacts and treasure troves of unforgettable exhibits. Don’t waste time with vans or taxis — consult with  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20140518002304/http:/www.monseybus.com/" Monsey Tours for luxury charter bus service to Long Island museums. You can arrive altogether and in style to some of the top museums on the island, including:
The New York Hall of Science – an interactive museum with more than 450 exhibits, including award-winning educational playgrounds and mini-golf.
The Long Island Museum – A historical tour through Long Island’s heritage, as well as that of early America; emphasis on American diversity, history, art, and carriages.
The Long Island Children’s Museum – Stories, hands-on play, performances, craft activities, and competitions all in the name of childhood learning.
The Cradle of Aviation Museum – A must-see for any aerospace fan, this museum includes attractions and exhibits for visitors of all ages. Groups are welcome and can explore the museum’s planetarium, simulator theater, and more. Don’t forget to buy a ticket for Nunley’s carousel — a historic carousel that first operated on Brooklyn’s waterfront over 100 years ago.
Long Island Maritime Museum – A tribute to the many ships that came ashore on Long Island with immigrants in search of the American Dream. This museum educates visitors on the perils of sea travel in an age where some ships were at sea for more than a year before hitting land.
For more information about chartering a luxury motor coach in New York for your group, contact Monsey Tours today.
College Week Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
College Week is that fabulous time between the end of classes and commencement, and many will take that time to celebrate before starting their post-education career. While some will take College Week to celebrate on their own or with a small group, many have found the value of organizing a larger group and sharing expenses. Creating and participating in a College Week tour group can help lower the costs of travel, admissions, and even overnight accommodations.
Your College Week Trip can include a trip to an amusement park, Casino, New York City tours, or even trips to destinations like Boston or Philadelphia. Some may even decide to travel farther, either down the East Coast to Virginia Beach or up to Cape Cod. Working with an experienced tour operator like 
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To have Monsey Tours help you create a College Week trip that you and your senior classmates will remember for a lifetime, Contact Monsey Tours to discuss options and pricing. Discover the comfort, safety and savings of an organized College Week trip with Monsey Tours. Visit their website or call 1-800-232-TOURS to get your College Week trip rolling!
Attend The Best Musical Festivals In The Nation With A Monsey Bus Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Rather than worrying about transportation, you and your friends can travel in style to all of the best events in the nation with a Monsey Bus. Charter buses are the best way to get to where you need to go in comfort. There are many music festivals held every year in remote locations that would otherwise be inaccessible or difficult to travel to.
Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Newport Folk, Bonnaroo and Rock the Bells are all incredibly successful music features and venues that regularly attract thousands if not hundreds of thousands of guests. Rather than attempt to take a road trip, you can get together a large amount of friends and ramp your enjoyment up to the next level. New events are also springing up every year.
With so many wonderful venues across the nation, it can be difficult to decide which one to go to and how to get there. We have an incredible selection of modern and luxurious buses that can be used throughout the nation. Our buses will ensure that you never miss your transportation and that you can go anywhere in the nation in luxury; Monsey Buses include entertainment systems, lavatory systems and much more.
Spring Break Ideas by Bus Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Spring break is an exciting time for students. During the break, students have time to enjoy comfortable weather conditions and time off of school. Monsey Tours provides the opportunity to enjoy a destination vacation in style and comfort with a large group of friends or family.Visit Miami
Go to the beach, enjoy parties and get out on the town in Miami. The charter bus is a comfortable way to travel with a group of friends to a favorite Spring Break destination.
Go to a Theme Park
Charter buses are not limited to just going to the beach or visiting a specific city. Visit a variety of theme parks throughout the break, such as Universal Studios in Orlando or Six Flags in New Jersey.
The Big City
Visit New York City and enjoy a bus tour of the Big Apple. Learn about famous landmarks, great restaurants and fun places to visit throughout the city. Complete the visit with a Broadway show.
Visit a National Park
For an educational or environmental Spring Break trip, go to a national park. A charter bus makes it a comfortable trip for a large group of friends and family while the destination provides breathtaking views.
Niagara Falls
See the waterfall up close with a group of friends and enjoy Ontario during the evening.
Spring Break is an opportunity to get out and enjoy a variety of activities. Depending on personal interests, the best plans may vary. Regardless, going by a charter bus with a group of friends can make the visit interesting for everyone.

Stay Safe On The Roads This Winter Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
While senior citizens may grow less sure of themselves on the road as they grow older, they don’t lose their zest for adventurous living. Hundreds of senior groups exist in New York and the surrounding areas, and most of them have dedicated trip days at least once a month. They may offer organized tours to local casinos, weekend vacations in our nation’s capitol, or simply a weekly trip to a major bingo venue. Whatever the destination, it’s safer and more fun for the group to take one single bus than to transport themselves in dozens of cars with drivers of varying talents.
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Spend More Time with Your Family on a Charter Bus Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
As autumn finally takes hold and children return to school, it can be difficult to plan an upcoming family reunion or holiday gathering. The last thing any event planner wants to do is coordinate transportation, especially when families continually expand with new cousins, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. Keeping track of children spread out over multiple minivans can be a daunting task, to say the least, especially with a week’s worth of luggage in the trunk. Trust us, we have definitely been there and shudder to remember it.
With a Monsey  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20121020100240/http:/www.monseybus.com/Our%20Buses.html"charter bus, you can safely eliminate the hassle of getting to your family event and simply enjoy being there. And since most of our buses are equipped with on-board restrooms, you never have to worry about excessive stops in foreign gas stations or rest stops. Our first-rate  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20121020100240/http:/www.monseybus.com/Our%20Buses.html"charter bus service also does away with that oh-so-irritating side effect of family vacations: the post-trip vacuuming. Every Monsey bus is spotless, and our drivers are 19-A certified and have been approved for travel with the Department of Transportation. At long last, no more scrambling with the old fold-out road map or messing with the uncooperative GPS! Just sit back and enjoy time spent with your family.
Plan Your Next Casino Bus Trip to Connecticut Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Everybody recognizes Atlantic City as one of the go-to hot spots on the East Coast, but have you ever considered traveling a bit farther north for your next casino visit? Perhaps 140 miles north on I-95? Where is this mystery casino you ask? We are, of course, talking about the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, one of the premier gambling destinations in the New York City area. Throughout our existence, we have maintained great working relationships with the staff of Foxwoods and numerous other casinos in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.
Just hop on our  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20121020100240/http:/www.monseybus.com/"New York charter bus and let us whisk you off your feet for a few hours. Enjoy the various towns along the Long Island Sound waterfront while we take you to the home of the MGM Grand Theater. Check out the great acts performing this October, including classic sister rockers Heart (“Crazy on You,” “Barracuda”), Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson, and all-around television personality Howie Mandel.
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Visit our  website and plan your trip today. Lady Luck can come along too!

Scare Yourself at Six Flags Fright Fest Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Halloween is fast approaching, so why not skip the trick-or-treating and house parties for something scarier? Our New York  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20121020100240/http:/www.monseybus.com/Amusement%20Park%20-%20Charter%20Bus.html" charter buses can take you to Six Flags Great Adventure, where every October weekend is host to the famous Fright Fest.
A staple of the New Jersey theme park, Fright Fest transforms Six Flags into a ghost town. If the standard rides, such as the “Skyscreamer of Doom,” “Dark Knight Coaster,” and “El Toro” are not scary enough, there are a variety of Halloween-themed attractions for horror fans to enjoy. “The Haunted Swashbuckler” puts a ghastly twist on the classic “Tornado” ride, while “The Awakening” is the most frightening party you will attend all year. Those feeling brave can traverse “The Manor,” a horrifying haunted house ripe with the undead. Even zombies need to rock out, so there will be no shortage of musical entertainment from acts both big and local, dead and alive. Finally, fans of the horror video game Resident Evil should pay special attention to the date of October 6th, when Fright Fest will host special attractions to celebrate the release of Resident Evil 6.
Are you ready to be scared yet? Book yourself a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20121020100240/http:/www.monseybus.com/Amusement%20Park%20-%20Charter%20Bus.html" charter bus to Six Flags and experience the terror!
Check Out Barclays Center Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Monsey Tours is happy to take its customers on  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20121020100240/http:/www.monseybus.com/Contact.html" charter buses to all the major stadiums in the New York/Tri-state area. After this upcoming weekend, we will have to add another stadium to our extensive list. The new Barclays Center is located in Prospect Heights, just across the street from Atlantic Terminal. Besides enjoying the Brooklyn Nets, the borough’s first pro sports team since the Dodgers left in 1957, Barclays will also be a hotspot for concerts and other events.
Before basketball season gets underway, Jay-Z–the team minority owner–will take to the stage for a series of concerts to christen his brainchild. Barclays Center plans to have over 220 events at the venue in its first year alone. Lady Gaga has even announced a concert at the center in March. Other performances include Barbara Streisand, Rush, the Smashing Pumpkins, and Justin Bieber. And the stadium just would not be official unless Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus stopped by, so keep a look out.
This is just the beginning of what is sure to be a destination stop in the New York metro area. And when you need a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20121020100240/http:/www.monseybus.com/Contact.html" NYC charter bus, you should know who to call by now!
Monsey Drivers Attend a Homeland Security Class Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
At Monsey Tours we take safety very seriously. Actually, we, in general, take our jobs very seriously. We are proud to offer superb customer service and always go above and beyond to achieve a higher standard. Recently, many of our  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20121020100240/http:/www.monseybus.com/Services.html" charter bus drivers took a two day Homeland Security class. The class was only for our Monsey Tours drivers and was taught by an outside instructor hired by Homeland Security to give us the best advice and tips to keep our passengers safe.
The two day Homeland Security course was only the first in a series of classes we have scheduled for October and November. Some of the other classes our drivers will attend include safety and defensive driving. Becoming a skilled driver is not something you learn overnight. Not only does it take years of practice and experience, it takes training and knowledge. Without the right training, drivers will not know how to react in certain situations. This is why we require our drivers to take classes such as the Homeland Security class. They can take this information and apply it every day when they pick up our customers and drive them around the country.
Our customers place their lives in our hands, and we will do all we can to provide the safest possible trip, every time.
Charter Buses and Wheelchair Accessibility Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
It is important if taking a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20121020100240/http:/www.monseybus.com/" charter bus anywhere, that you consider those in your party that may be disabled or elderly and in need of wheelchairs, scooters, or other vehicles to get around in their day to day lives. Charter buses from Monsey  can accommodate these needs.
It all depends on what exactly is needed. All Monsey buses have a kneeling feature, making it easy to get on and off for those who can’t take a big step up or need assistance in getting to their seat. But if they must be seated in their wheelchair, then it is important you request a wheelchair bus. Monsey can provide one as long as it is available. This will make for a comfortable, safe trip for those in your family who need a bit of extra help and room.
It is best to book your  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20121020100240/http:/monseybus.com/Our%20Buses.html" charter bus well enough in advance to ensure you get a wheelchair bus for your trip, so everyone will be comfortable. It’ll put your mind at ease to know you have exactly what you need. And remember, if a trip ever needs to be cancelled, doing so 2 weeks ahead of time will get you your deposit back in full.
Tis the Season for Fall Fun Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Fall is technically in another two weeks, but today in New York fall is in the air. It is crisp, breezy, and most importantly, comfortable! Jeans are back on the wardrobe table. Now that people are officially in the mood for pumpkin spice lattes and apple pies, it is time to book a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20121020100240/http:/www.monseybus.com/Services.html" New York charter bus for all the fall activities this season. Apple and pumpkin picking should be at the top of everyone’s list. There are plenty of farms on Long Island, in upstate New York, and around the corner in New Jersey to visit—and of course Monsey can take you to any of those locations.
A trip to the farm is not only good for family and friends on the weekend, it is also the perfect school trip, for kids of all ages. You are never too old to enjoy the fresh taste of apples, the excitement of carving a pumpkin, or the rural appeal of life on a farm. But do not let that pound of apples you purchase go to waste. There are apples pies, stuffing, and a host of other dishes to make. The same goes for the pumpkins!
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We are barely into September and every football fan in America is pumped for the start of the season –and that is putting it lightly! Although I’m sure fans are sad to see the end of summer, they are far more excited for tailgating, games in the snow, and devoting every minute of Sunday to watching football. When watching at home is not satisfying enough, head over to the MetLife Stadium for a Giants or Jets game. The MetLife Stadium is the only NFL stadium shared by two teams and in 2014, it will have the honor of hosting the 48th Super Bowl –making it the first Super Bowl to be played outdoors in cold weather.
Not looking forward to the drive? Monsey Tours 
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Monsey Tours travels to all the major stadiums in the New York area. So after football season sadly ends, you can begin heading to Madison Square Garden for the Knicks or Nassau Coliseum for the Islanders. Enjoy sporting events all year long with Monsey!
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With the school year about to begin, parents and teachers are bound to be searching for a great new spot to take the children. Or perhaps you’re looking to squeeze in one more family adventure in these last remaining days of summer. The Howe Caverns is an adventure park unlike any other. There may be no scary roller coasters to speak of, but there is an entire world nearly 200 feet below the surface of the Earth. The caverns are located in upstate New York, not far from Schenectady.
The prehistoric underground is over 6 million years old and began taking shape in the Cretaceous period. At the time, the eastern part of New York was covered by the Atlantic Ocean. The ocean teemed with sea creatures, many of which built their shells from nearby calcium carbonate. Over hundreds of years the bottom of the ocean became filled with the shells. The layers turned into limestone and the North American continent slowly rose out of the sea, eventually forming the caverns.
There is much more to explore and to learn about this beautiful series of caverns, of which there are very few left in the world. Several tours are given each day. Remember to bring a light jacket, comfortable clothing, and sneakers with good traction. Unleash your inner explorer with a trip to the caverns. Call Monsey Tours to book a 
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Manhattan has numerous points of attraction and there is always something exciting happening–no matter what time of day. It’s the reason why so many people flock to this city and set up residence. One area that is sure to keep you busy, especially while we enjoy the last few weeks of warmth and sunshine, is the South Street Seaport. Not only can you enjoy a fantastic view of the river, there are plenty of other things to do there. Just down the block is the famous Bodies Exhibit as well as the Seaport Museum.
Explore a variety of restaurants and a beer garden located at Pier 17 if you care to enjoy a few drinks. The mall offers ample shopping selections, as well as various storefronts in the surrounding streets. Concerts, usually free, and festivals are happening just about every weekend. Check out the Fulton Stall Market each Saturday and Sunday for a great selection of fresh food.
And let’s not forget the magnificent ships to explore. If you prefer land, however, there are bike rentals available. A 
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Have a Movie Marathon in Your Charter Bus NYC Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
If you’re planning a school, corporate or college bus trip, don’t forget your on-board entertainment. Hire a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20120515101635/http:/www.monseybus.com/" charter bus NYC equipped with a TV and DVD player and rent our favorite bus movies:
1.    “Bus Stop” – In this 1956 romantic comedy, a rodeo cowboy forces saloon singer Cherie, played by Marilyn Monroe, onto a bus to Montana where he wants them to get married.
2.    “Speed” – In this 1994 action film set in Los Angeles, Keanu Reeves plays a police officer who has to save passengers on a bus which will explode if it goes slower than 50 miles per hour (Dennis Hopper plays the revengeful ex-sergeant who planted the bomb).
3.    “Get On The Bus” – This 1996 historical film exploring race, religion, class and politics follows a group of black men who go on a cross-country bus trip to Million Man March.
4.    “Little Miss Sunshine” – This touching 1996 comedy is about a dysfunctional family that travels cross-country in an ailing Volkswagen bus to get their daughter, Olive, to the finals of a beauty pageant in California.
5.    “The Big Bus” – This 1976 comedy action film tells the story of a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20120515101635/http:/www.monseybusblog.com/" New York charter bus traveling nonstop to Denver. Stockard Channing, Joseph Bologna, and Ned Beatty star in this bus movie that’s full of mishaps and disasters.
New York Charter Bus Day Trips Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of New York City this Spring? Enter a refreshing new world with some of these day trip destinations that a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20100522023715/http:/www.monseybus.com/" charter bus Brooklyn can get you to in no time.
Bear Mountain State Park – Situated to the west of the Hudson River, the park offers spectacular forest and views and plenty of activities, including a large playing field, picnicking facilities, a lake for fishing, swimming pool, zoo, merry-go-round, and plenty of hiking and biking trails.
Brotherhood Winery – If wine is your thing, head to Brotherhood, America’s oldest winery nestled in the Hudson Valley (it produced its first vintage in 1839). The winery features a tours, wine tastings, a café and special events.
Catskill Mountains – Located north west of New York City, the Catskills are great for hiking, biking or walking. You can get a spectacular view of the mountains from the path around the Ashokan reservoir dam.
Cape May – Cape May, New Jersey, is a seaside resort that features award-winning beaches, beautiful restored Victorian sea captain residences, and plenty of marine mammal and bird-watching opportunities.
Montauk Point Lighthouse – Located at the easternmost point of Long Island and completed in 1796, Montauk Point Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in New York State. A  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20100522023715/http:/www.monseybusblog.com/" New York charter bus can get you there in as little as two hours.
How to Plan a Charter Bus Brooklyn Trip Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
So, you’ve been tasked with organizing a bus trip. Don’t panic! With a little planning, you can pull off a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20100527090555/http:/www.monseybus.com/" charter bus Brooklyn trip that will go smoothly.
Once you’ve decided on your travel date and destination, call your destination and secure group entrance rates for any museums or attractions you might be visiting and create an itinerary.
Send invitations to your group, providing information about dates, departure and return times, the cost per person, and when the fee is due. Manage reservations using a spreadsheet so you can keep track of who has RSVPed and paid.
You’ll need to book a charter bus service. Ring around to secure a rate and service that you’re happy with. Be sure to find out how many people the buses hold, whether there’s a TV and DVD player on board, and be aware of deposit and cancellation policies. Be sure to confirm your charter bus service before your travel date.
Finally, make sure you have everything you’ll need on the day, like a first aid kit, and DVDs for on-board entertainment. On the day of the trip, get there early to meet your  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20100527090555/http:/www.monseybusblog.com/" charter bus service and your group.
Travelling: 3 Reasons Why It’s Better in a New York Charter Bus Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Ah, the open road.
There’s nothing better than getting up bright and early, loading up the car, and heading out on your destination. Unless of course, you’re responsible for 10 other people getting to there too. In those situations, the only thing better than embarking on the journey on your own is to just hire someone to get you and your group there–specifically a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20100725091937/http:/www.monseybus.com/" New York charter bus. Here are the 3 main reasons why it’s better to hire a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20100725091937/http:/www.monseybusblog.com/" New York Charter Bus:
-Your trip will be more organized. Getting to your destination is the hardest part of the journey, especially if you’re caravaning with other vehicles. Someone almost always gets off at the wrong exit, or lags behind because they refuse to go over 55. So why not just nip all that in the bud and hire a charter bus?
-Everyone will be less stressed. As stated earlier, getting to your destination is the hardest part, and it really does put a strain on your nerves and most likely, everyone else’s. When you’re on a charter bus, you’re too busy kicking back and relaxing to be stressed!
-YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRIVE!!! Chances are, that your destination is a pretty long distance from where you live, or it really wouldn’t be called a trip. There’s nothing worse than tired eyes, achy backs, and bad radio tunes during a road trip. Well imagine being able to take a nap while you’re safely being transported to your destination! It sounds like a dream, but it’s not. It’s a New York charter bus.
You’d Be Lost Without This Charter Bus Service Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
We all know the story of Ernest Hemingway’s wife Hadley losing a suitcase full of his work on a train ride. What priceless literary treasures are we missing because of that lost suitcase? We can only imagine, and not half as well, or with such sharp, dry clarity as Papa Hemingway could have.
If you happen to be carrying your own–or your beloved’s–priceless manuscript or piece of art or heirloom diamond–or even just your regular luggage–on our  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20100725091554/http:/monseybus.com/index.htm"charter bus service HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20100725091554/http:/monseybus.com/index.htm", rest assured that we will never lose it. If you leave it on the bus, our driver will find it and keep it in our safe Lost and Found services until we hear from you.
Of course, it’s a good idea to put some identifying information on your luggage when you ride  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20100725091554/http:/www.monseybusblog.com/2010/06/travelling-3-reasons-why-its-better-in-a-new-york-charter-bus/"charter bus service. In that case, we’ll be able to let you know we’ve found what you’re missing even before you realize you’re missing it.
We understand the importance of feeling secure when you ride public transportation or charter bus services. It’s not your own car, but we want you to feel just that comfortable and safe. So we place extra importance on our lost and found. We’ve had many grateful letters from customers we’ve reunited with precious belongings. We’re proud of that!
Great Groups Use Charter Bus Service Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
At Monsey Tours, we’ve had the opportunity to provide  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20100725091534/http:/monseybus.com/index.htm"charter bus service to a wide variety of customers. One reason we like our job is that we get to meet such an array of interesting people–and not just a quick handshake, either. You drive a group of middle school children and their teachers from New York City to Yellowstone Park, you get to know them pretty well. Some of them still send holiday greeting cards!
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One group named above that we were particularly honored to serve with charter bus service was the New Jersey Special Olympics. We were able to touch the lives of over 700 athletes, coaches and volunteers by providing first-class transportation to their Winter Games venues, accommodating special needs and contributing to one of the worthiest causes and most fun events in the Northeast.
We’d love to chauffeur your group somewhere this summer!
New York Charter Bus Etiquette Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Emily Post never rode a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20100708212008/http:/www.monseybusblog.com/2010/06/travelling-3-reasons-why-its-better-in-a-new-york-charter-bus/"New York charter bus, but if she had, she would have written something about bus etiquette. Now, I’m no Emily–I’ll admit to a seemingly unbreakable habit of elbows on the table, but I’ve spent a lot of time on buses, and the way I see it, there are a few simple rules that ought to be carved in stone. Or at least engraved on really elegant card stock and thoughtfully mailed to you within a week of your most recent bus ride.
As we are in the age of blogs, and I don’t have your home address handy, and since I’ve got your attention…
1. If there are people getting off the bus while you are waiting to get on, let those people get off the bus.
2. If there are elderly, disabled or pregnant people waiting in line with you, let them get on before you.
3. Before your New York Charter Bus hits the road, you will probably hear the driver mention cell phones. He will request that you keep cell phone ringers turned to vibrate, and that you keep any cell phone conversations quiet and brief. Know this now: there is no more annoying human on the planet than the person who disregards this request.
4. If your earphones are actually just mini-speakers, know that your neighbor is suffering. Be nice and noise cancel.
5. What a relief that there’s a bathroom on the bus! KEEP IT CLEAN.
6. Don’t leave trash anywhere but in a trash receptacle, even if that’s just a provided plastic bag. Why would you do that?
7. Thank your driver. After all, she did all the work while you sat back and enjoyed the ride.
Thank you ever so much for dropping by, and please do come back soon!
More Foods Not For Charter Bus Service Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
There are few things worse than traveling, whether it be by train, bus, or plane, and having the misfortune to be sitting next to a total stranger who is eating something that smells absolutely terrible.
We’ve been over this before on this blog, discussing what items people shouldn’t be eating during  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20101112065640/http:/monseybus.com/" charter bus service. Due to the positive response we’ve received form that previous post, we’ll examine three more food items we wouldn’t recommend you eat… for the sake of your neighbors…. While on a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20101112065640/http:/monseybus.com/" New York charter bus:
Popcorn
It doesn’t sound like the most stinky of foods, but there’s no denying the smell can stretch! Even the smallest of bags will undoubtedly fill the entire ride with its stench. And while you may enjoy it, keep in mind that others might not.
Tuna Fish
Whether a casserole or just straight out of the can, tuna always gives off a powerful stench, no matter how you serve it.
Sloppy Joe’s
While many of our previous listings and suggestions have been about food’s that just don’t smell right, a sloppy joe isn’t recommended because, well…. its sloppy. Napkin supply is sure to be limited, the bathroom’s on the busses aren’t going to provide you with nearly the amount of cleanliness you’ll require, and it is physically impossible to eat a proper sloppy joe without getting a majority of it on yourself. In fact, elt’s just make it a rule to stay away from anything that has the word “sloppy” in it.
Public Bus Service Going Private Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Unnoticed by a high majority of citizens in New York City was the MTA shutting down Brooklyn’s B23 bus route that chartered the Kensington and Ditmas Park neighborhoods for several decades.
What many don’t notice is that the fate of the B23  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20101016080847/http:/www.monseybus.com/" charter bus service line is just another example of local governments replacing public services they had previously offered with private companies presenting the same things.
In this case, the charter bus service is being replaced by “dollar vans,” which will be city-sanctioned full-sized vans operated and run by the  private company Sunset Transportation Service Inc.
In the case of B23, the transition appears to be a wise one. After all, these vans will be easy to garage and fuel, and are more environmentally friendly (and practical) than big empty buses being driven on low-demand routes.
But it’s undoubtedly worrisome to those who fear privatization of essential services. With the increase of public transportation costs only being restricted by public officials need to be re-elected, a lot of people get worried (or at least, they should) when public transit starts getting taken over by  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20101016080847/http:/www.monseybus.com/" charter bus service companies.
That’s not to say that Sunset Transportation Service, Inc. is set to do nothing but increase prices. But anytime a private company takes over for a public service, it is something to certainly look out for.
Another Guy That Gives New York Charter Bus Companies Nightmares Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Last week we discussed  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20101016080549/http:/www.monseybus.com/" bus charter companies public enemy numero uno, Mr. Darrius McCollum, the New York native who had been arrested nearly 30 times for stealing subway trains and  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20101016080549/http:/www.monseybus.com/" New York charter busvehicles.
Apparently, he’s not the only one.
A recent article in the NY Daily News discussed Willie Perez, a janitor who was arrested earlier this month for impersonating an NYC transit supervisor. According to the article, Perez “has a long history of vehicle swiping that nearly rivals train-stealing fanatic” McCollum.
Perez, however, has previously held jobs through MTA. Since 1988, he has been arrested for swiping nearly a half-dozen busses, impersonating law enforcement officers, and “borrowing” several agency cars.
His most recent offense occurred when he told an L train conductor that he was a superintendent. He’s currently being held on Rikers Island (just like McCollum) because he was unable to post bail.
There is another, more worrisome difference between McCollum and Perez. Although McCollum has been arrested over twenty-five times, his list of crimes seems almost petty. In 1998, Perez pleaded guilty to sodmizing a 15-year-old boy, according to prosecutors.
Perez has been hired by the MTA twice, as recently as last October to be a car cleaner. Why McCollum cannot get a job with the MTA, but Perez can is beyond us.
Arne Duncan Uses Charter Bus To Boost Teacher Morale Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
There was an interesting story out of The Washington Post this week, about New York Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who is taking a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20100912051722/http:/www.monseybus.com/" New York Charter Bus around the state in an effort to raise teacher morale.
That’s right. It’s not a campaign move or a fundraising effort. Duncan is simply attempting to “cheer on America’s teachers at a time when a sizable number are skeptical of President Obama’s education agenda.”
It’s a great article, and an ever greater cause. Not to mention one of the most positive uses of  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20100912051722/http:/www.monseybus.com/" charter bus service we’ve ever heard of. Usually when a politician needs a bus it’s strictly for campaigning purposes… and we know how “prestigious” those typically are.
But here’s Arne Duncan, a man who has dispensed tens of billions of dollars to assist struggling schools over the past eighteen months. A man who gave $3 billion to nine different states, as well as the District of Columbia, for “educational innovation.” A man who will give an additional $10 billion for education jobs before the school year starts.
The reason for the morale-boost bus trip? “Teachers have been disrespected, beaten down for a long time,” Dunca says. “We have to elevate the profession. We have to bring teaching back to a revered status.”
Watch Classic British Comedy on Your Charter Bus NYC Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
When you’re on a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20101031001558/http:/www.monseybus.com/" charter bus nyc and need some entertainment, classic British comedy is a surefire way to get everyone in high spirits.
1. Fawlty Towers – Fawlty Towers, first broadcast in 1975, stars John Cleese as a rude hotel owner, Basil Fawlty, who has little patience for his wife, Sybil (Prunella Scales), and staff Polly and Manuel. Famous episodes include The Germans, in which a concussed Basil tries desperately not to mention the war, and Basil The Rat, where Manuel’s pet rat is on the loose in the hotel at the same time as the health inspector.
2.    Yes, Minister:  This 1980s political comedy is set in the fictional Department for Administrative Affairs in Whitehall and follows the struggles between Minister Jim Hacker, played by Paul Eddington, and his conniving Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, played by Nigel Hawthorne, with the affable and verbose Bernard Woolley caught between the two.
3.    Mr Bean – This 1990s series, perfect for  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20101031001558/http:/www.monseybus.com/" charter bus service entertainment, stars Rowan Atkinson as the socially inept Mr Bean. With his best friend Teddy and his beloved Mini, Mr Bean gets up to all sorts of mischief: he meets the Queen, who he accidentally knocks over, gets a turkey stuck on his head, and manages to turn out all the Christmas lights at Harrods.
Get a New York Charter Bus to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
If you’re a New Yorker, you’ll be happy to know that Philadelphia is only two hours away, thanks to your  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20101016080614/http:/www.monseybus.com/" charter bus nyc.
Philadelphia is positively bursting with arts and culture, great restaurants, theater, music (the Philadelphia Orchestra is one of America’s “Big Five” preeminent orchestras), and, of course, historical attractions. American history all converges in Philadelphia and its countryside.
If you’re into the arts, you can’t go past the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the largest art museums in the United States. The museum’s Main Building, located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, has become an icon in American culture, and provides the backdrop for many public concerts and events. Its front steps have become known as the “Rocky steps,” thanks to their appearance in the Oscar-winning Rocky films. In 2005, when the museum hosted a Salvador Dali exhibition, the steps were covered in a surreal image of the quirky artist.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art houses over 225,000 objects, with Western art dating back to the first century AD and Asian art dating back to the third millennium BC. The museum’s collection of American art is one of the finest in the United States, as is its collections of textiles and costumes. Board your  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20101016080614/http:/www.monseybus.com/" New York Charter Bus to Philadelphia today!
Packing for Your Charter Bus Service Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Getting ready to pack for that  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20101108030646/http:/www.monseybus.com/index.htm" New York charter bus trip, but unsure of how much to take? Here are some helpful tips so you don’t end up lugging around 50 pounds of clothing.
Don’t over-pack. Fold all clothes and accessories neatly into your suitcase. It’s best to only take one if you can. Be reasonable about the amount of clothing you need. Always leave some room for any souvenirs you might pick up along the way. Anything that doesn’t fit can go in your carry-on bag.
Properly pack your carry-on. No one wants to get stuck sitting next to the guy with the giant carry-on. Only take what you will need during the trip, such as snacks, books, any electronic devices, and medicines. (Don’t forget to check out our blog posts on what  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20101108030646/http:/www.monseybusblog.com/2010/08/more-foods-not-for-charter-bus-service/" food not to bring on board.)
Keep documents handy. Make sure your I.D., tickets, and any other important documents are easily located in a purse, wallet, or coat pockets.
Stay comfortable. If you’re headed out on a long  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20101108030646/http:/www.monseybus.com/index.htm" charter bus service, pack a blanket and a small neck pillow if you need to catch some shut eye. You might want to bring along some headache medicine or sleeping aids if you’re in the unfortunate situation of being on a charter bus full of kids.
Remember hygiene. Some important items for your carry-on include a toothbrush, mouthwash, wipes, deodorant, and any other items you think are necessary. Cleanliness equals happiness for everyone.
Take a Charter Bus to the Craft Beer and Food Festival Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Love excellent craft beer? Love to eat? Then book a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20110618074714/http:/www.monseybus.com/" charter bus now to go to the Craft Beer and Food Festival in New York City sponsored by  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20110618074714/http:/www.getrealny.com/" Get RealNY. The festival will be held on  March 19 and March 20th. Each day there are three sessions –from 12-3pm, 5-8pm, and a VIP session from 4-8pm. The VIP session costs $80, but you will get to taste rare and limited beers and food. Normal tickets are $65. The ticket gives you unlimited beer tasting, a souvenir glass, unlimited food samplings from over 20 restaurants and food trucks, and admission to brewery discussion panels.
There will be over 80 cask beers on tap, so beer lovers can truly rejoice. Some of the breweries that will be there include Stone Brewing Company, Flying Dog, Riverhorse Brewing, Smuttynose Brewing Company, and Blue Point. The festival will be held at the Altman Building in the Flatiron District. This will be the event of season for anyone who is serious about their beer, and their food. Get RealNY frequently holds beer events and the next one comes at the end of May –the Belgian Beer Festival.
Take a Charter Bus Service for a Foods of NY Tour Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
There are a lot of amazing things to do in New York and we all know New York is a melting pot of delicious foods from cultures all around the world. After you take your  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20110227005548/http:/www.monseybus.com/" charter bus service to the city, make going on a food tour your top priority. Everyone needs to eat and you might as well sample all the scrumptious food that New York has to offer. The  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20110227005548/http:/www.foodsofny.com/index.php" Foods of New York Tour is one of the best in the city. They offer several different regions of the city to explore.
They have four separate tours. The first is Chinatown. Not only will you taste the cuisine of the East, you will also explore historical landmarks. The tour lasts three hours and you will visit three different restaurants. The next is the Greenwich Village tour. You’ll visit specialty food shops, ethnic eateries, and unique restaurants in the West Village. There are six tastings on the street and one restaurant visit.
The third is a combination of Chelsea Market and the Meatpacking District. This will also feature six tastings on the street and one sit-down restaurant. Lastly is the Central Greenwich Village and SoHo tour. Enjoy five tastings on the go and two in a restaurant as you explore a quiet Italian neighborhood. So keep an empty stomach and hop on that  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20110227005548/http:/www.monseybus.com/" New York charter bus today!
Bring Out the Electronics Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
One of the best group of items to bring on a  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20110227005132/http:/www.monseybus.com/" charter bus service is electronics. Electronics can keep you entertained for hours and hours, whether you’re typing up a report on your laptop or watching a movie on a portable DVD player. However, you may be worried about running out of juice or perhaps you want to surf the web but don’t have any way to connect to the Internet. Well there is great news from Monsey Tours!Several of the buses now have both electrical outlets and Wi-Fi. Feel free to tote along your laptop or iPad or any other device that can utilize the Wi-Fi. Now you won’t have to go five hours without checking your Facebook or updating your Twitter. Tweet about how awesome your  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20110227005132/http:/www.monseybus.com/" New York charter bus trip is going. Electrical outlets will certainly come in handy on extra long rides when your battery is dying.
So pack extra room in your carry-on bag so you can fit all your electronic devices. Feel free to bring along computers, tablets, e-readers, handheld video games, portable DVD players, and anything else you can imagine. Trips can become boring, but now you can be entertained when you ride with Monsey Tours.

Best iPhone Games for Your Charter Bus Trip Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
You’re stuck on a long  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20110618074428/http:/www.monseybus.com/" charter bus trip, with not much to do. You have your iPhone, or iPod Touch, on you and a pair of headphones. Honestly, you don’t need much else. You can listen to music, browse the web, read a book, or play one of thousands of games downloaded from the app store. But with so many games, which ones will keep you the most entertained on  HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20110618074428/http:/www.monseybus.com/" charter bus services?
Angry Birds – This game has been #1 in the games category for quite some time. There are evil green pigs trying to steal your eggs and only you can stop them! Use your puzzle solving skills to fling birds at their castles and destroy them.
Doodle Jump – It’s the simplest games that are the most addicting. Jump your little creature from platform to platform and see how high you can go.
Words with Friends – Like Scrabble? Want to play with friends or people around the country? Then download this app.
Cut the Rope – Like to use that brain of yours? In this game of physics, you must be quick to see the pattern to feed your little monster his candy.
Tetris – Is there really any explanation necessary for this one? I think not.
Warm Weather Approaching, Time to Hop on a Charter Bus Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Okay it may not be warm just yet, but I’m getting too excited thinking about spring. The temperatures may still be in the 30's in New York, but you can feel that hint of spring in the air. It’s no longer frigid out. It’s a warm 38 degrees with the sun brightly shining. As the temperatures begin to rise, I can’t help but think of all the great activities I’m going to be planning this spring and summer. Beaches, walks in the park, and frolicking out in the sunshine are the only things on my mind right now.
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Travel Route 66 with a Charter Bus Service Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017
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Originally 2,448 miles long, Route 66 was the subject of the hit song that’s been performed by artists including Nat King Cole and the Rolling Stones. Life-altering cross-country road trips have been portrayed in a host of movies, including “Route 66,” “Easy Rider” and “The Grapes of Wrath” (from the book by John Steinbeck).
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The gorgeous sea of pale pink and white cherry blossoms that line the Thomas Jefferson Tidal Basin each April signal the end of a long winter and the start of spring and warmer times. The famous flowering trees were a gift from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo in 1912, a token of friendship and close relations between Japan and the United States.
Spectacular displays of over 350,000 yellow tulips, imported from the Netherlands, can also be seen in Washington DC parks in April.  The “Tulip Library,” on the north side of the Tidal Basin between the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial, showcases over 100 varieties of tulips.
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The Family Reunion of Your Dreams with monseybus.com! Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Plan a family reunion and all group travel can be worry free. If you take the right steps, planning can be a breeze. Here are a few ideas when it comes to planning your picture-perfect family reunion.

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Divide the responsibilities among the relatives. Delegate a person to handle finances, one for lodging, one to make decisions about food, entertainment, reservations, and more. It helps to make a list of everything to be done, break it into sections, and find volunteers for each section.

Decide on a proper budget. This may be a bit uncomfortable, but talking finances early in the planning process can eliminate and confusion further down the road. Budgets are best calculated all expenses included, then broken down into amounts per family member.

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And mainly, the children will remember the ride together with their grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins and siblings. Make sure to charter a coach bus from monseybus.com to complete the perfect family reunion experience. Many bus companies have charter buses, but monseybus.com will guarantee and unforgettable experience which will be remembered fondly by all!
The Family Reunion of Your Dreams with monseybus.com! Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Plan a family reunion and all group travel can be worry free. If you take the right steps, planning can be a breeze. Here are a few ideas when it comes to planning your picture-perfect family reunion.

First, deciding on a date and location should be one of the first steps you complete. Because there will most likely be many people involved, you can expect that no one date will work for everyone. Go ahead with the plans anyway.

Divide the responsibilities among the relatives. Delegate a person to handle finances, one for lodging, one to make decisions about food, entertainment, reservations, and more. It helps to make a list of everything to be done, break it into sections, and find volunteers for each section.

Decide on a proper budget. This may be a bit uncomfortable, but talking finances early in the planning process can eliminate and confusion further down the road. Budgets are best calculated all expenses included, then broken down into amounts per family member.

Figuring out travel plans early in the process can also eliminate any stress or confusion as the date approaches. If enough people are coming from the same area, consider monseybus.com or charter rental. Coach bus transportation is cheap, easy, reliable, and fun, and traveling with your family will surely make for some priceless memories.

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And mainly, the children will remember the ride together with their grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins and siblings. Make sure to charter a coach bus from monseybus.com to complete the perfect family reunion experience. Many bus companies have charter buses, but monseybus.com will guarantee and unforgettable experience which will be remembered fondly by all!
Events for which chartering a bus from monseybus.com is a good idea! Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017
Graduation- Is a loved one graduating high school or college? Wouldn’t you like to surprise the grad with tons of relatives and friends? Well, go charter a bus! Add extra excitement to the surprise by traveling in class!

Family Reunion- Meeting your long-lost relatives? Planning a cousin’s get together? When you use a bus charter, you will be able to have everyone from your city stay together, arrive together, and leave together. Imagine the thrill when you talk to the kids over the Charter Bus PA system and tell them that famous story or joke you always share! And, Grandpa and Grandma will also be able to join with our monseybus.com kneeling and wheelchair accessible busses.

Business Team Unity- Planning one of those expensive night outs for the office team? Save your money and try a charter bus. Go on a scenic drive or to a park and have interactive activities! Now that is team-building at a lower price!

Social Events- Planning a hike or game with your friends? Charter a bus so you do not have to worry about who is driving, where to park, and waking up early. Plus, if you are worn out after the game, you can fall asleep on the way home!

Air Travel- Navigating through an airport can be a struggle in and of itself not to mention daily parking fees and then once you get outside, you must figure out a way to get to your destination. Start your family vacation off right by traveling to the airport in class with onboard restrooms, free wifi, and plenty of room for luggage! Chartering a bus takes the hassle off your hands, and will bring you to your destination with ease.

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