Why You Should Hop on The Bus with Terrapin Tours

It's time to "Hop on the Bus" with Terrapin Tours and let us Take the Stress Out of Travel.

Learn more about Terrapin Tours and our philosophy on touring - check out our articles featured in Prime Living and Living 50 Plus...  Are bus tours right for you?  What makes Terrapin Tours different?   Learn more by  checking out our articles below.

Prime Living, Jan 2014
Prime Living, Jan 2014

Why You Should Hop on the Bus

ARE BUS TOURS RIGHT FOR YOU? Every day, I receive phone calls from people who say “I have never been on a bus tour, and I am not sure if it is for me” but they are calling because it is time to take the next step…to actually become one of “those” people.  They sound tentative, almost scared, a little resigned to making the call. That’s right, I know that there is a certain pre-conceived notion when it comes to traveling on a group tour – some people envision being dragged from one attraction to another in a herded mass, trapped on a bus with a bunch of grumpy “old people”.  We can’t ignore the fact that is the perception of what a bus tour is like – if you want to continue to travel in your later years, you have to succumb to going on the dreaded bus tour.  Terrapin Tours is not only here to change that attitude, but to demolish it. READ MORE>>>

Prime Living, May 2014
Prime Living, May 2014

Hop on the Bus, Take a Trip with Terrapin Tours

Planning a trip and trying to decide where to go, what to do, and which tour company to choose?  A couple of months ago, I wrote an article about making the decision to “Hop on the Bus” and join a group bus tour.  Now let’s discuss what makes one company different from another and how to choose the tour that will work best for you.

Let’s face it - there is a pre-conceived notion about what it means to go on a bus tour.  Those who haven’t been on a tour (or have been on a bad one) envision being dragged from one attraction to another in a herded mass, trapped on a bus with a bunch of grumpy people, and being kept on a strict time schedule with limited, if any, free time each day. Terrapin Tours is doing everything possible to change how bus tours are perceived and how they operate.   READ MORE>>>

Prime Living, Nov 2014
Prime Living, Nov 2014

Terrapin Tours Makes it Easy to Try Touring By Bus

As winter is fast approaching and we all settle in for the long cold months ahead, one thing that can keep us warm are thoughts of new adventures once the weather warms and the travel season begins!  In previous articles, I have discussed the reasons to join a group tour and how to choose one that is right for you – now it’s time to talk about all the fun places to go and great things to see.

Let’s start with a quick overview of what has already been discussed – that making the decision to “Hop on the Bus” and join a group tour is a GREAT decision.  It is not something to dread - it doesn’t mean that you are old, grumpy or unable to travel on your own.  It means that you are excited to meet new people, travel to new destinations, and are willing to share the experience with others.   It also doesn’t need to conjure up images of being herded around in a mass – that’s old school!  Join the “new school” and help Terrapin Tours show the world what today’s group traveler is all about – because we know that today’s seniors are more active, more adventurous, and just more fun!  READ MORE >>>

Niagara Falls, ON
Niagara Falls, ON

BUS TOURS? NO WAY, THAT’S NOT FOR ME!   (Reasons Why it Should Be...)

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GROUP TRAVEL? Why should you go on a bus tour? Traveling is a great way to stay active and to continue learning later in life – there are so many benefits of traveling and there is no reason to stop just because you no longer drive or want to travel on your own. What are the benefits of taking that proverbial “first step” and getting on the bus? First, there is an absolute ease of travel when joining a group – you don’t need to worry about planning all the details - you make your reservation, pack your bags and are ready to go!  No more piles of maps and driving directions; no more searching TripAdvisor for every hotel review under the sun; no need to buy every guide book printed; and no need to navigate busy city streets or winding country roads in search of your hotel.   Plus, when booking groups, we often get discounted rates which can be passed on to you.  For instance, if you add up the cost of planning a weekend to New York on your own – by the time you add up hotels, meals, attractions, and transportation to and around the city – often times you have a considerable savings by joining a group.  Add to that the benefits of traveling to new places with a knowledgeable guide; the ability to travel as a single but not be traveling alone; and the inherent safety in traveling with a professional tour director that can assist if things don’t go as planned or if there is a medical or other emergency.
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