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Transportation Safety for Pets

Hi, my name is Julie, and here by my side is my faithful companion Frieda, my therapy dog. I love to travel and have spent a lot of time travelling, but unfortunately, a few years ago, my anxiety increased in a way that made it hard to travel. As a result, I got a therapy dog. Frieda has been a literal lifesaver for me, but I have had to learn how to travel with her. In particular, I have had to learn how to help her have a safe experience on different modes of transportation. This blog is devoted to that concept. Whether you are travelling with a working companion or a pet in a pet carrier, this blog has tips on making that experience safe.


Transportation Safety for Pets

3 Things to Do to Get the Best Time on Your Party Bus Rental

by Noelle Frazier

Whether you and your friends want to paint the town red after graduation or you're on the prowl for convenient bachelor or bachelorette party transportation, hiring a party bus is one of the most important decisions you'll need to make. The bus you hire is the difference between the time of your lives and just another okay night. This article highlights three things you must do to ensure you make the right choice.

1. Ask a bunch of questions

It's isn't enough to know whether the bus company has an opening on the 23rd for 25 people. You need to know many more details, such as whether the bus has a good sound system (important for long journeys), whether you're allowed to bring your music, whether they can provide food and drinks, whether you're allowed to have alcohol in the bus, what happens if you need to take a detour from the pre-arranged trip, what happens if there are unanticipated delays and what the bus insurance covers and doesn't, among many other details. Take time to read through the rental policies they give and ask for clarifications anywhere you need. Be sure to get all the given details in writing when you reserve the bus.

2. Confirm your confirmations

Suppose you have a party of 29, so you get a 38-passenger bus because the 26-seater won't suffice. You arrive for your trip only to find three people didn't come, and now you're paying for a bigger bus than you needed. It's best to get a confirmation from your party at the initial reservation point, and then again a week before your event. This is particularly important if the event was booked more than a month ahead of time. Most rental companies will be open to downgrading your rental if you ask in advance (allowing them time to find another customer) and explain your circumstances (nicely).

3. Start early

Party bus companies don't have an unending supply of rides to provide when you call in. If your event doesn't have a fixed time period (like weddings or graduations), try to book for low-season times which may even come with a discount or additional offers. Start looking early enough for fixed-date events, which gives you time to shop around for the best packages and even negotiate for better terms than would be offered ordinarily. Don't just pick the cheapest offer you find; take time to search for online reviews of previous customers (go to independent review sites, like Google Reviews and Yelp, that offer more honest reviews). You don't want the night of your lives to be ruined because the party bus came late or broke down leaving you stranded for hours.

For more information and options, contact a party bus hire company in your area.