For people who love movies, TV, science fiction, and comic books, the biggest event of the summer is always the Comic-Con in San Diego. Every year, thousands of fans descend on the Southern California city to catch the latest glimpse at upcoming movies, buy exclusive and limited merchandise, or catch a panel with their favorite actors, directors, and writers. While the origins of the convention are deeply rooted in comic book culture, over time, the emphasis has become much more broad and now includes something that everyone will love.

If you are a part of a group of friends who would like to go to San Diego but you don’t want to drive or fly, GTS has the perfect solution for you! Charter a bus with us and we will drive you from Detroit to San Diego so you can be a part of Comic Con! Our rates are very affordable and our drivers are extremely safe and good at what they do. When you hire GTS, you will arrive when you want to, and you can do it in style! Each of our charter buses has a restroom, extremely comfortable seats, wi-fi, and a DVD system. Watch your favorite movies and TV shows during the ride and relive all of your favorite on-screen moments before you make plenty of new memories at Comic-Con! Contact us today to set up your big trip to San Diego!

Catch a Panel

The panels at Comic-Con have become legendary events as well as the flashpoint for all of the newest pop culture moments. Almost every major motion picture based on a comic book has some sort of huge reveal at one of the panels at Comic-Con. From movies like The Avengers to the Twilight series, if it is going to be huge, a trailer or teaser will most likely debut in San Diego. While a lot of this footage is released to the internet later, there is nothing quite like sharing this experience surrounded by a group of your best friends and hundreds or thousands of other people. The excitement and awe is nearly palpable!

Other panels are quieter and more thoughtful gatherings where established and up-and-coming creatives will speak to the audience about their work and their methods. If you love everything that a particular writer or artist has done, chances are good that they may be a panelist at some point during the convention. If you are looking for some inspiration to help you finish something you have been working on, a panel at Comic-Con might give you the shot in the arm that you need. You never know — you could be on a panel in just a couple years!

Walk the Floor

While the panels and their promise of exciting new trailers and the coolest celebrities are one of the best parts of Comic-Con, the floor of the convention is an entirely different and ridiculously exciting part of the experience. On the floor, you will find people cosplaying, vendors with thousands of back issues of your favorite comics, limited-edition merchandise that is only available at Comic-Con, and tons of people who are as excited to be there as you are. Take a walk down Artist’s Alley and find your favorite artists signing books and selling limited prints, check out booth after booth full of the coolest toys, statues, or cruise around and find people decked out to look just like your favorite characters from comics and film (always remember to ask permission before taking their picture!)

During the convention, large segments of San Diego will offer special drink and dinner deals to con attendees, and don’t forget that the fun doesn’t end once the convention center doors close at night — there are tons of fun parties, concerts, and other special events that you can attend.

Does Comic-Con sound like the perfect way to spend a few days? Contact GTS in Detroit and learn all about our charter bus rates. We would love to drive you to the San Diego con, or to any of the other comics and pop culture cons that are popping up all across the country! When you choose GTS, you will get there on time, safely, and ready to enjoy yourself at the convention!

Even though the fall semester is just about to begin, it’s never too early to start planning for your spring break! If you and a group of your friends, a school club, or your sorority or fraternity are thinking about taking a trip to somewhere fun over spring break, GTS can help! We have the nicest fleet of charter buses in the Detroit area! No matter what size your group is, we can get you to your destination quickly and safely. Contact us today to set up your spring break charter bus or read on to find out about some exciting spring break destinations!

Go to the Beach

Some of the most common spring break spots are on the ocean. All the way up and down the east coast from New Jersey to Florida, along the Gulf coast, and in southern California, there are plenty of resort towns that host huge gatherings of college students for the annual pilgrimage to mid-semester fun! Some of the largest and most popular locations include Daytona Beach, Miami, Los Angeles, South Padre Island, and Panama City Beach.

Spring Break in Las Vegas

While Las Vegas is a long way from the beach, it offers you tons of ways to have fun. Huge clubs, pools everywhere, gambling, bars that are open 24 hours a day, and plentiful accommodations are just a few of the benefits of staying inland this spring break. An almost limitless number of all-you-can-eat buffets as well as almost every kind of entertainment imaginable makes Vegas an attractive destination any time of the year!

Ski and Snowboard During Spring Break

There are plenty of ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains where the snow is still coming down hard in March, so if you don’t feel like cramming yourself into a swimsuit just to compete with thousands of other people for space on a beach, go snowboarding or skiing instead! Many mountains will host special events during spring break so you can have all of the best parts of a week off while still enjoying the cool air and your favorite winter sports!

Alternative Spring Breaks

Many college students are spending their mid-semester breaks trying to give back to other people. Alternative spring breaks, also called service spring breaks, are a great way for you to help others instead of spending a lot of money to drink too much and get sunburned. There are tons of places where your group can lend a helping hand.

There’s almost no limit to what you can do on your spring break and GTS wants to help you do it! Contact us today to find out about rates on any of our clean and safe charter buses. We have long been the Detroit area’s top choice for reliable group transportation because we take the time to ensure our vehicles are safe. We hire drivers who have the cleanest records and the most experience because we value your safety above everything else. Call us today to book a charter vehicle for your next group outing!

There are few locations in the United States more iconic than the Rocky Mountains. They represent one of the many difficulties that explorers faced as they spread out across our country, and they’re also famed for their absolute beauty. Because they are so large (they stretch approximately 3000 miles from Canada, through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and into New Mexico) it can be hard to narrow down where you might want to travel to in order to see these majestic mountains. In this blog, we’ll cover the tiniest sampling of some exciting places you can go to see the Rockies.

If you’re ready to book a charter bus for your trip to the Rocky Mountains, contact Ground Travel Specialist today! We have a fleet of buses that can carry small or large groups as far as you need to go. Our fleet is expertly maintained and each of our drivers is trained to transport your group safely across the country in any kind of weather.

Montana’s Famous Fly Fishing

Montana is perhaps most famous for two things: the big sky, and the spectacular fly-fishing. Thanks to books (that later became movies) like A River Runs Through It, fly-fishing in Montana takes on a nearly mythic quality to devotees of the sport. Montana is full of rivers where the fishing can be great and the views are always spectacular. If your local fishing club is looking for a place to spend a few days (or a week), you can’t go wrong with Montana. There are many qualified guides who can bring you to special spots where the trout hit hard and the sky and the mountains will take your breath away.

National Parks

If you’re part of a hiking club or any group that loves to spend time in the outdoors, the Rocky Mountains are full of National Parks. Rocky Mountain Nation Park outside of Estes Park, Colorado is a huge area of wilderness that has trails for hiking, campgrounds, and unbelievable views in every direction. You’re almost guaranteed to see some of the famed elk that roam the park when you visit RMNP.

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most famous of all the national parks, and for good reason. It features a huge mixture of topography, flora, and varieties of fauna that we can’t possibly do justice to here. When you go to Yellowstone, you should definitely try to check out one of the many geysers (just don’t get in them), try some whitewater rafting, and look for the Yellowstone Buffalo that roam the park. These buffalo are special because they’re the last remaining natural population of bison in North America.

Unfortunately, we don’t have time to cover more of the incredibly exciting things there are to do in the Rocky Mountains, but if you come back soon we might try to devote another entry to this incredible region. While you wait with bated breath, give GTS a call to charter a bus to one of these locations or any of the hundreds of other spots in the Rockies where your group can have some fun!

Everyone loves going to Las Vegas! Whether you’re a skilled and seasoned gamer or you just love to soak up some shows and the spectacular nightlife that never seems to end, Las Vegas has something for everyone. As the city has expanded, it has become more kid-friendly over time which makes it an ideal place for a vacation with the extended family or the perfect site for a family reunion.

If you’re in the Detroit area and you want to set off to Vegas, call Ground Travel Specialist today! We have a fleet of charter vehicles that make it easy to plan a trip for small and large groups of people. Our vehicles are clean and safe and our skilled drivers make even the longest trips go by in a breeze. Don’t bother fighting your way through the airport — charter a bus with GTS for a fun, easy trip!

Fun for Families

While Vegas may have had a less than wholesome origin, today it’s a worldwide magnet for all-ages fun! From exciting stage shows that the whole family can enjoy to theme parks, arcades, and unique dining experiences, Las Vegas is a place where every family will find a ton of activities that will make everyone feel like a kid again. From the circus theme of the Circus-Circus hotel and casino to the exciting roller coasters at New York, New York, Vegas is built for your family to enjoy themselves! Nearly every hotel in the city is also home to large pool facilities that will help you stay cool no matter what the temperature outside is like.

Parties for the Grown-Ups

While Vegas has expanded into many kid-friendly avenues, the pulsing heart of the city still revolves around the nightlife. As the sun sets and the temperatures cool, the heat of the nightlife rises. Vegas is home to some of the world’s largest dance clubs that cater to many different kinds of music. Each major hotel and casino has a stable of incredibly talented performers who strut their stuff on stage every night, and special events like boxing and one-of-a-kind performances from your favorite bands and singers are easy to come across.

Incredible Restaurants

Contrary to the image of Las Vegas as a strip of hotels that house slot machines and all-you-can-eat buffets, the city is home to some of the highest-rated restaurants on the planet. Because Las Vegas’ clientele come from all around the world to relax and have fun, restaurants that mix cuisines from around the planet are plentiful. So while you might want to enjoy a buffet or two while you’re visiting, know that you can have a special date night where you and your special somebody can enjoy a world-class meal that you’ll be talking about for years to come.

Convention Halls

Las Vegas is home to some of the largest convention centers in the United States. Whether you’re coming to Vegas to attend a convention or you’re putting one on yourself, there is no shortage of space. Another advantage Vegas holds over other cities is that once the convention is done for the day, there are almost limitless options for enjoying one’s self at night.

If your group wants to travel to Vegas but you don’t want to go through the hassle of coordinating flights, contact GTS today. We have a huge fleet of charter vehicles that makes traveling across the state or across the country as easy as can be! We maintain our vehicles to the highest possible standards, and all of our drivers are highly trained professionals who know how to handle any road conditions safely.

If you and your friends, relatives, or fellow parishioners are fans of country music, there’s no better place to visit than Nashville, TN! This historic city is rich in culture, food, and nightlife. Call Ground Travel Specialists today to book a bus for your trip, and read on to find out about a few of the exciting things you can see or do in Music City U.S.A.!

The Grand Ole Opry

The longest-running radio show in the United States, the Grand Ole Opry has been an institution of country music since 1925. Since that time, generations of country music artists have graced its stage and helped to showcase both the tradition and innovation of the genre. You can find tickets for upcoming broadcasts of the Grand Ole Opry online, as well as information about touring both the Grand Ole Opry House and the Ryman Auditorium — the historic first home of the Opry and the location of Opry performances from November through January. Step into American musical history and tap your foot while you do it!

Country Music Hall of Fame

If you just can’t get enough country music, don’t forget to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. Inside the beautiful museum, you can find exhibits that trace the past and the present titans of country music. The Hall of Fame Rotunda features only those who have been inducted into the hall itself. The exhibit was designed to show how country music has grown and changed over the years by placing each inductee into context with those that came before and those that followed them. Exhibits change often and cover contemporary artists like the Zac Brown Band to the legends like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and Waylon Jennings.

The Parthenon

If you’re looking for something Classical, the Parthenon in Centennial Park is the world’s only full-scale recreation of the Parthenon in Greece. Inside of this magnificent structure is a museum and a 42-foot tall statue of Athena, gilded in gold and based on the lost statue that was supposedly located inside of the Greek Parthenon. The scale and accuracy of the structure and the statue are breathtaking.

Try Some Chicken

You wouldn’t go to Texas, North Carolina, or Kansas City without getting some BBQ, would you? When you’re in Nashville make sure to try some of the world famous hot chicken that originated at Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack. Prince’s is still around and serving delicious spicy chicken, so give them a shot and then try out some other local chicken places. Each one does it a little different but one thing’s for sure — you’ll want to wash your hands after eating it!

As you can see, there’s tons of exciting things to do in Nashville! Apart from what was mentioned above, Nashville has tons of unique shopping opportunities and an amazing nightlife full of clubs, bars, and restaurants that are teeming with music of all types. If you’re looking for an exciting weekend trip to Nashville, or anywhere else, call Ground Travel Specialist today. Our fleet of clean, comfortable buses can take you and your group wherever you want to go and we’ll get you there safe and sound.

Trying to organize a company-wide retreat can be fraught with difficulties. In addition to figuring out accommodations, food, and activities, you also have to determine the best way to get everyone to the destination. Letting your employees drive themselves might seem like a good idea, but that requires making sure that every vehicle that is capable of driving is filled with passengers by creating sign-up sheets. When people drive themselves, there’s also the possibility that everyone will arrive at different times, sometimes rendering your plans moot. Stack the likelihood that you’ll have to reimburse your employees for gas and mileage on top of the reasons mentioned above, and you start to realize how big of a dent transportation will make in the budget for your retreat. Or you could charter a bus from Michigan’s best charter bus company - Ground Travel Specialists.

Let Us Prevent Travel Headaches

If you charter a bus with GTS, you’ll quickly realize how much stress is taken off of your shoulders. With our new fleet of buses, we’re able to carry as many people as you require. Simply tell your employees when and where the bus is leaving from and we’ll take care of the rest. When your company travels with GTS, you’ll travel in safety and in style and you’ll make it to your destination on-time, with everyone together.

Not only will your company arrive at the same time, everyone will be well rested and relaxed from traveling in our buses. Each bus has a comfortable bathroom, seats that recline, power hookups so you can charge your phones or computers, individual reading lights, and screens so you and your employees can watch movies. We’ve done everything we can to keep our passengers relaxed and ready for whatever you have planned for them. By removing the discomfort and stress normally associated with travel, your team will appreciate not just the events at your company retreat, but the trip there as well. The entire experience then becomes more special and rewarding, instead of a fun time bookended by the drudgery and unpleasantness of traditional methods of travel.

So if you’re looking for a way to reduce the stress of planning for all of the different parts of a company retreat, call Ground Travel Specialists today. We can remove one of the big stressors from the equation with one or more of our great charter buses.

The idea of a long ride on a bus usually isn’t a pleasant one. A lot of people conjure up memories of long school trips to their state capitals in bouncing, seatbelt-less buses that were always too hot or too cold, and smelled like old bag lunches. Others think of the gritty depictions of bus travel in tons of dramas or horror movies where unwashed masses either crowd into old, stinky seats, or of assorted ruffians populating a nearly empty, smoking monolith blasting down a scorched highway.

While some bus lines might be dingy and grimy, our fleet of charter buses are on the exact opposite end of the spectrum. Our fleet is fully equipped with all the amenities that made the idea of commercial flight seem so appealing when it was introduced decades ago. We have big, comfortable seats that recline, WiFi, power outlets to charge your phone, laptop, or e-reader, and clean, spacious restrooms. There’s also a lot of room for your luggage, so bring that cooler to the lake, or those extra suits to the city.

Chartering a vehicle from us also ensures that you’re not paying for the ridiculous overhead of an irresponsible corporation that doesn’t take your needs or desires seriously. If it’s a small handful of people from your work that need to travel together, we have the right vehicle. Do you have a huge school or church group that needs to get somewhere? We’ve got the right vehicle, or vehicles, for those groups, too.

Our commitment to you means that we’re going to get you to your destination as quickly, and safely, as we can while allowing you to relax and enjoy being taken care of while you travel.

Call Ground Travel Specialists today to find out how we can make the idea of travel a pleasant, stress-free one.

When people go on vacation nowadays, they often get on a plane so they can get to their destination as quickly as possible. Their priority is spending as much time as they can on the beach or with relatives, and while we at GTS understand that, we also believe in taking time to enjoy the journey. If you’re interested in seeing America the old-fashioned way, on the highways that people have driven for decades, consider hiring a charter bus. You can sit back in comfort and leave the driving to us, and won’t have to worry about missing a connection or sitting in airport.

Roadside Attractions

One aspect of Americana that people miss when traveling by plane is roadside attractions. Many of these unique spots are hard to find, but if you plan out a trip that includes hitting as many of these as possible, our driver will make sure you see all of them on your list. Famous roads such as Route 66 or the Pacific Coast Highway offer ideal spots, as well as breathtaking views of the country. Our buses, complete with reclining seats and plenty of luggage storage, are perfect for these longer trips.

If you’re planning on seeing as much of the country as you can in your lifetime, let GTS help you see it with comfortable seating for everyone in your group, as well as professional service that won’t leave you feeling frustrated. Our goal is to give you the trip of a lifetime, no matter if it’s the first or the fiftieth trip you’ve been on! Contact us today to schedule your next bus tour with us!

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