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Awesome Converted Buses

Buses may be a popular and extremely valuable mode of public transportation but they are also very versatile vehicles that have been used for a number of other purposes. There are some people that have managed to convert the humble bus into something really special, creating something unique and imaginative – converted buses can be whatever you wish! Some of the converted buses that have been transformed into awesome creations by people with flair and imagination include: The rustic apartment: A 1978 school bus was transformed into something of a rustic apartment, with wooden floors and beams inside, cozy furniture, and even a wood stove for heating. Sandwich bar: With seating for diners, a long bar with stools, and a colorfully decorated interior, an Oregon bus has been transformed into a unique diner serving up grilled cheese sandwiches. The art studio: One ambitious artist decided to be practical and innovative by using an old school bus and converting it into a temporary studio to create his masterpieces. A learning facility: To create valuable space for adult students, one bus was converted into a learning facility with seating, desks, and shelving for books and belongings. Party bus: Having fun with friends in the house isn’t always easy, particularly if you have parents moaning about the noise. One student converted an old bus into a glitzy and glamorous party den, with a bar, games area, and comfy seating to chill with friends. As you can see, an old bus can be converted to accommodate just about anything, from a studio or classroom to a chill out area. All you need is the...

5 Awesome Sights You Can See From a Tour Bus

Hopping on a tour bus is a great way to explore any town, city or destination. There are many wonderful sights and places that you can visit in the comfort of a tour bus and enjoy an incredible visual experience. Some of the awe-inspiring sights that you can take in from a tour bus: Niagara Falls: The beauty and breathtaking wonder of Niagara Falls is something that you will never forget no matter what time of the year you visit. A trip to the falls by tour bus is a great way to take in the splendor and sheer beauty of this natural wonder. Golden Gate Bridge: A visit to San Francisco would never be complete without a visit to the world famous Golden Gate Bridge. This historic and hugely popular landmark has become an iconic part of San Fran and can be viewed with ease from a tour bus. Grand Canyon: Nevada’s Grand Canyon is truly a sight to behold, and one that you will not forget in a hurry. Forget about the airplane and helicopter trips that you can book to see the wonder of the world – a great way to take in this wonderful sight is by paying a visit by tour bus. Kennedy Space Center: If you are heading to Florida, booking an excursion to the Kennedy Space Center by tour bus is a must. You can enjoy heading to the facility in comfort and you will find plenty to explore when you get there. Yosemite National Park: Located in California, Yosemite National Park is a wonderful place to visit, and heading over there...

The World's Craziest Buses

Buses are vehicles that many of us tend to take for granted. We hop on and hop off as necessary without giving them a second glance other than to check we are on the right one. However, not all buses are the same…in fact, the world is full of strange and pretty crazy buses that would definitely have you looking twice. These are just the craziest buses! If you think that buses are nothing to write home about, think again. While this might be true of the average bus, the buses below are anything but average. Some of the craziest buses in the world include: The Phantom Fighter Engine Bus: Located in the USA, you will find the perfect bus for speed freaks. This is a bus that combines a standard yellow school bus with a Phantom fighter engine to create a vehicle that can reach speeds of over 360 MPH. Auto Tram Extra Grand: Based in Germany, this is the centipede of buses. This gigantic bus comes in three segments and is more than 100 feet long – so it could take you a while if you like to sit at the back of the bus.   The Topsy Turvey Bus: This bus is not just a bus – it’s art on wheels. Looking from the ground up it looks like a standard yellow school bus. However, on top of the bus is another bus, which is upside down like a mirror image, complete with wheels in the air.   The Platinum Plus: If you thought there was no such thing as luxury bus travel, think again. This...

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art: Immerse Yourself in Contemporary Culture at SMoCA

Art lovers and students alike will want to take a trip to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) to enjoy the exhibitions, the SMoCA Lounge and to be a part of one of the many performances that are held there. The SMoCA works hard to bring a mixture of contemporary art to its visitors and this really shows through in the layout of the building and the exhibitions that are chosen. The SMoCA is open 7 days per week and each Thursday visitors will be able to benefit from free entry. The SMoCA is not just dedicated to contemporary art; it also celebrates architecture and stunning design, making it the ideal place for budding designers to visit. The exhibitions that have run in the SMoCA include: ‘The Most of’ Lit Lounge which is held on stage in the Lit Lounge and features performances Shaz Bennett, Kim Potter, Molly McCloy and many more, the Summer Opening Celebration which is a free event held once per year to showcase new exhibitions and Edible Stories which is an interesting look at the world of food and its place in our culture. If you are the kind of person who likes to explore different themes and ideas within art and design you will get a lot from a visit to SMoCA. You will love the laid back and relaxed atmosphere which encourages thought and creativity. If this is a place you have never thought of going to before it is time to get it on your ‘To visit’ list. If you would like to bring your groups to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art...
Explore the Universe at the Remarkable Arizona Science Center (Phoenix, AZ)

Explore the Universe at the Remarkable Arizona Science Center (Phoenix, AZ)

The Arizona Science Center is the place to go if you want to find out more about the stars, the galaxies, the universe and what they’re made of. Every second you spend in the center will be packed with ‘wow’ moments as you come up close and personal with some of the most thrilling sights, sounds and experiences. So what can you expect to find in the Arizona Science Center? Firstly you will want to go around the exhibits which include: Da Vinci: The Genius which takes a look at the life of Leonardo Da Vinci and his art, ideas, engineering and more, the All About Me exhibit takes a look inside the human body while the Get Charged Up gives you a chance to be hands on with experiments. The Evans Family SkyCycle will suspend you 15 feet in the air as you ride on a 90 foot long cable –don’t worry though, it’s all perfectly safe! The Planetarium will have visitors gasping in wonder as they take in the sights of the universe and find out more about the stars, planets and constellations. The Arizona Science Center has different shows that are held here so make sure you find out which one you would like the best. As well as this there is also an IMAX cinema where you can be thrilled by movies like – To the Arctic 3D and Legends of Flight 3D. With so much to see and do in the Arizona Science Center you will want to spend at least 3 hours there to be able to get round everything. If you would like to bring your groups to the Arizona...
Phoenix Zoo: Let the Kids go Wild! (Phoenix, AZ)

Phoenix Zoo: Let the Kids go Wild! (Phoenix, AZ)

Everyone knows that kids love animals, and at the Phoenix Zoo they can meet many different fascinating species from around the world, join in with various activities, learn about animals, play and have fun, and so much more. The zoo is perfect for large or small groups and is suitable for all ages. It is open 7 days per week which means that you can go there whenever you like. The animal exhibits include the Monkey Village where you can watch the monkeys having fun with each other, see the animals of the desert, get up close with giraffes, pet animals in the Petting Zoo, visit Stingray Bay where you can see these creatures underwater, take a look at some endangered species and learn about conservation and lots more. Once you have taken a look at the animal exhibits there is still plenty to do. There are three playgrounds to choose from including Yakulla Caverns, or why not test your nerve with a Wild Walk, take a Safari Train and see animals in closer detail or go on the Endangered Species Carousel. In addition to all of these regular exhibits there are events that are held at certain times during the year and these allow children to take an in depth look at various animals and learn about conservation. The Phoenix Zoo is also the perfect place to host a birthday party and there are different packages to choose from. With so much on offer you really need to take your children to visit the Phoenix Zoo as they will love it. If you would like to bring your groups to...

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