During a time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders in place for most of the country, customers have generated unprecedented demand for grocery delivery. GotoBus purpose is to “provide a better online shopping experience and make travel easy.” Throughout the pandemic, there’s a shortage of delivery services for groceries and essential goods. We believe that a trip to the supermarket could now be a challenging and concerning endeavor for our customers.
Hence, we have chosen to support our local community by connecting bus drivers, local markets, and our valued customers. Our top priority has always been the safety and comforts of customers and employees, while also working around the clock to expand services.
GotoBus is collaborating with local supermarket chain “Kam Man Food” in the Boston area. We launched the service on May 4th, 2020, and have already provided hundreds of essential fresh grocery options to online shoppers.
We offer a 48-hour delivery service during this challenging period so that our customers can get access to essential goods in a fast and efficient manner. This also provides our local drivers with secure job opportunities and income, to get through this unprecedented crisis.
Stay well. Stay safe. Thank you for being a part of the GotoBus family. We will see you riding soon.
Playtime for the whole family. One more trip before the summer ends, please!
Alas! Summer is coming to an end, and, as always, it was too short. Kids are dreading the approach of the school year, and their parents are wishing they had one last opportunity to escape the stresses of work and enjoy the beautiful weather. Fortunately, there is still time to book a perfect family getaway and end the summer with a bit of playtime for the whole family. Below, we have listed some of our favorite cities, each with one amazing playground for the kids and a nightlife event for the adults.
A section of the larger Tribeca, Manhattan, this is not a traditional playground, with swings and jungle-gyms, although there is a large slide that is sure to leave your kids laughing. Teardrop Park is marked by heaving rock formations that help to hide the surrounding city, giving this place an atmosphere of calm seclusion amid the hustle-and-bustle of the country’s busiest city. Along with the slide, the park features a large sandbox area, a tunnel under one of the rock formations, a reading circle, multiple sitting greens, and the “water rocks,” a fountain built into one of the rocks.
Founded in the Alphabet City neighborhood of Manhattan in 1973 to give the city’s large population of Puerto Rican writers a venue to showcase their talents (“Nuyorican” is a term for a New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent), this is one of New York’s best performing arts venues. Striving to give voice to artists who would otherwise be underrepresented in mainstream culture, the Nuyorican hosts a diverse array of events, from theater and music pieces to slam poetry every Friday night.
Wow! This is a one-of-a-kind playground, located in Berkeley across the bay from San Francisco, and is sure to make parents envy their children. It features forts, boats, and towers, all designed by children, for children. Kids can go wild on the zipline, or get in touch with their creative sides by painting. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes (no sandals or flip-flops!) and clothes that can get wet and dirty. See the park’s website for a full list of rules and other information.
Held at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, a facility showcasing “how the world works” through engaging, interactive scientific exhibits After Dark is a nighttime series for adults only that mixes science, art, cocktails – a winning trio. Each night focuses on a different topic, with names like “Tricks Are Treats” and “Decay.” This show offers it all: live performance, film, music, technology, alcohol, stimulating conversation – there is something for everyone. Visit the Exploratorium website for a full event schedule and a list of After Dark themes.
A newly redesigned playground that still retains the look of an older, wooden playground, Kemp Playground, north of Harvard Square, has structures built on small hills and sand that facilitate climbing, swinging, and sliding, with areas suitable for all young ages from toddlers up. The mission of its designers was to create a space that incorporated both playing and learning about the surrounding world.
The second stage of Cambridge’s American Repertory Theater (ART), Oberon mixes theatrical performance into a nightclub setting, featuring many shows, both temporary and regular, that usually would not get the same attendance on the ART’s mainstage. Many of these shows are interactive, such as the highly popular “Donkey Show,” a disco-reimagining of William Shakespeare’s beloved play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, complete with divas, roller skates, and glitter, held every Saturday Night. Visit the ART’s website for a full event schedule and other information.
Don’t miss out on your chance to be the “cool parent” and book an awesome trip to one of these cities, or any of the other destinations you can find on GotoBus.com, where you can easily book both your bus tickets and hotel stay together to save even more!
Making your way back to school without hurting your wallet – Here are 3 cheap ways to get you there
I know. No one wants summer to end, but look on the bright side! You will be reunited with friends who live away from you, have a chance to properly show off that awesome tan you got from the beach, and of course learn more (education is important y’all).
But a common theme of college seems to be, YA BROKE. No worries though, we made a list of ways for you to get back to school without denting your wallet TOO much.
Ask around your circle to see if anyone will be passing by you or even lives near you and is trying to road trip it back to school. All it costs is splitting the gas between the two of you (and maybe some McDonald’s stops along the way). If you and your friend are living that minimalist life, you may even be able to find a third to ride with and make the gas cost even cheaper!
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of driving, but school also isn’t far enough to fly, inter-city buses are a great way to travel on a budget! There are a number of inter-city bus lines out there and can make the search for the cheapest price intimidating, but GotoBus can help you compare all the lines at once! It’s essentially the Kayak of intercity buses. Visit GotoBus for more information about bus and schedules.
If school is a little bit further, you may want to consider train or a cheap flight. Although it may be a little late in the game to get the cheapest price, you can still use sites like Kayak in order to find the cheapest one available (you may have to resort to some layovers though).
There is not excuse for not making it to college campus. Have a blast this semester with your college buddies!
Gotobus.com partnered up with Cambridge non-profit organization, bringing awareness to bus riders.
Bus-travel search website GotoBus.com recently announced a new partnership with Cambridge local non-profit organization Green Streets Initiative. The endeavor will hopefully inspire more travelers to choose a sustainable way of traveling, especially for the Boston local communities.
Green Streets Initiative holds a Walk/Ride Day each month, asking participants to change their ways of commutefor a day. As a result, commuters can reflect on the impact of the daily commute on finances, health, and the environment. As their most recent retail partner, GotoBus.com will be offering promo codes to Green Street Initiative active members. Starting from today, participants of Walk/Ride Day can receive a 5% off discount on bus tickets from New York to Boston. The upcoming Walk/Ride Day will take place on Friday, March 29 (sign up here).
Green Streets Walk/Ride Day Celebration
With the growing trend of eco-friendly commute and green travel, people are more conscious of the carbon emission of daily transportations. According to the 2018 energy report of U.S Energy Information Administration, trains and buses consume only 3% of total energy used by the transportation industry. As a leading bus-ticket booking platform in the U.S, GotoBus.com is dedicated to offering consumers affordable and eco-friendly alternatives for inter-city transportations.
To emphasize on the daily commute by bus, Green Streets Initiative made June Bus Month, during which they will hold several public events for green travel commuters. A breakfast gathering will take place on June 28, 2019, at the Whole Foods Market in Somerville, MA.
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Traveling to/from New York City? Coach Run Releases New Services to DC, Baltimore and Richmond
CoachRun is paying attention to their fellow bus operators and they too decided to add more cities to their list of destinations. These new services will be provided to, Baltimore, Washington DC and Richmond from New York City.
Green travel continues to be the top travel trend in 2019, as more eco-conscious tourists are making an effort to plan a sustainable and eco-friendly travel experience. Here are some tips and resources you may find useful.
Choose a green destination
If you have not yet had a determined place to go, just Google “Green Destinations” and search for inspirations. If you wish to travel within the United States, Niagara Falls and Yellowstone National Park are both highly recommended green destinations.
As known to all, the cost of accommodations and transportation services could go drastically high if you do not book ahead of time– especially when you are traveling on public holidays. Remember good deals sell fast. Therefore the most important thing we should keep in mind is to always make plans in advance.
Transportation is critical
In 2018, Rhodium reports that carbon emissions by transportation maintained its position to be the largest source of US greenhouse gas emissions for the third year running. Rapid growth in air travel contributes to the overall demand for jet fuel by 3.0%. A greener and more economical transportation method are intercity buses. Comparing to other transportation methods, intercity buses are no doubt the most flexible and low-cost option, which also covers the most grounds.
Packing light is another essential
element when it comes to travelling green. Most people will not realize the
impact of a heavy luggage. Not only will you risk of paying extra, but also
will it harm the atmosphere. Having to carry a heavier weight, your
transportation (bus, train, or airplane) will emit more greenhouse gas – which
we are trying to avoid. However, there are some nitty-gritties you will need to
bring, here’s a simple checklist:
Bring eco-friendly toiletries with minimum packaging
Wear reef-safe Sunscreen to protect yourself and the ocean/lake creatures
Utilize reusable water bottles and utensils to reduce your plastic trails
Carry a backpack or shopping bag, just in case you need extra room
There are so many things you can do other than sightseeing while traveling. Spend a day exploring local communities and treat yourself with a delicious meal, learn about the local history and culture. Or you can go shopping from local merchants, where there is lower transaction cost (economical and environmental). If you have the time and energy, you should always look for local green initiatives and non-profit organizations, and see if there is anything you could help them out with! Other than just having fun during the trip, you will be making an effort to make the world a better place. After all, the earth treats us so generously with so many wonders, it is our turn to give back.
Traveling from the Bronx to Boston? Check out the new bus service
Coach Run understands that going south of city to get into Manhattan, just to catch the bus and then go back north again didn’t make much sense.
They paid attention, listened to their customers’ requests and worked with their team to create a solution that will meet their travelers’ needs and will make them happy. With that in mind Coach Run has added a new bus service from the Bronx, NY
The New Departure Location in The Bronx
Citizens of the Bronx no longer have to deal with the hassle that comes while making their way into Manhattan to catch a bus to Boston.
As you may hear all the time from locals and visitors alike, you don’t really need a car to get around NYC. Well, that’s so true. If you are familiar with the Metro, you can basically get to anywhere in the five boroughs by train.
The new departure location in the Bronx is near Pelham Bay Park Station.
Take the 6 Train Uptown to the last stop of the train which is Pelham Bay Park Station. Once you arrive, get off the train and head south west along Bruckner Express Highway until you meet Middleton Rd. It is only 11 minutes walk considering you are a slow-pace walker like me.
At the intersection, cross the foot bridge to make sure you are on the same side as the baseball field. The specific departure location will be located on corner of the Bruckner Blvd (Baseball Field) – Intersection of Bruckner Bl & Middletown Rd, Bronx NY 10465
What are you waiting for? Get your Bronx Bus Tickets to Boston for as low as $8.
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Thinking about traveling by bus? Here are good reasons for choosing bus travel in Europe
1. Environmental friendly travel
One of the good reasons for choosing bus travel in Europe is the distance between cities and to know how close the countries are. For example, you can easily travel from Germany to France to Italy and back north to the Czech Republic in a matter of a few days, and, more important, for a very reasonable fee. Bus travel in Europe is one of the most affordable ways to travel these days, not to mention one of the most environmentally friendly! Because many European cities have very old city centers, modern transportation hubs like airports and train stations were built on the outskirts of these cities. However, buses are able to drive right into the city centers to drop passengers off, meaning that you’ll be able to get off the bus and waste no time in starting your exploration.