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Greyhound Buses by Dunn.jh on 22 April 2005 4:57pm
 
I will be 19 when i go to USA and was wondering is greyhound buses the best way for someone my age. My friend can drive but can we rent? If we want to see USA? thanks James
 
Re: Greyhound Buses by Ken Dunn on 22 April 2005 11:32pm
 
Greyhound buses are a great way to travel. We used them from Vancouver to Calgary (in Canada) about 8 years ago and again from Vancouver to Seattle a couple of years ago. The best about taking the bus is you can see the scenery without watching the road. The buses also stop regularly on route with longer stops if you are travelling a long distance. On some of the routes I think you can even book the seat you want on the bus.
 
Re: Greyhound Buses by maple_muse on 23 April 2005 5:49am
 
Travelling by Greyhound is good if the intentions of your travel involve big city. If you want to go off the beaten tracks, you will have difficulties. I think rental cars is the way to go for the US>
 
Re: Greyhound Buses by Dunn.jh on 23 April 2005 11:54am
 
But i am i too young to rent a car (19 at the time)?
 
Re: Greyhound Buses by ilse on 24 April 2005 8:23am
 
it really depends what part of the US you are travelling in and what you want to get out of your trip. i have travelled by greyhound and other bus companies many times, and it's always worked well for me, but i was just getting from place to place, not trying to absorb american culture. if you want to be able to stop where and when you want to, buses might not be the best idea, but if you want to see as much of the countryside (such as it is) as possible, buses are a great idea. if you do take greyhound buses, be sure to bring blankets and/or sweatshirts- the air conditioning is always on way too high!
 
Re: Greyhound Buses by Wild in Africa on 25 April 2005 12:47pm
 
I've done a long Greyhound trip in the US (Billings Montana to Portland Oregon) and it was a great and inexpensive way to see the country and meet Americans. Thouroughly recommend it.
 
Re: Greyhound Buses by peripatetically on 25 April 2005 12:55pm
 
Greyhound buses are very limitied in where they take you. I have no idea what the age limits are on renting a car, but that's what I would recommend. Otherwise, take the bus. Afterall, it will get you around a bit and you will see things to some extent.
 
Re: Greyhound Buses by Ahren on 25 April 2005 8:06pm
 
Couldnt you just hike?! lol, or cycle?

We had a PE teacher once who cycled all the way through America for her honeymoon. She had to shave her hair off and everything!!!
 
Re: Greyhound Buses by Wild in Africa on 26 April 2005 2:18pm
 
Ahren
Just wanted to say that since you stopped using text language with us you have been a real benefit to the site and glad you are able to participate so well. We enjoy your company!
 
Re: Greyhound Buses by Stern on 26 April 2005 8:59pm
 
If you want to rent a car in America you have to be 25. otherwise it's going to be very (!) expensive. I will travel around in Ameica in July and I have the luck of having a 25-year-old friend with me who can rent and drive the car for us. Where are you planning to go in America?
 
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