Taking a Bus Trip Down Memory Lane

At a time when sad stories seem to dominate news stories, sometimes we need to make a conscious effort to find positive stories. Sometimes those stories are in very unlikely places. Sometimes all they involve is a music legend and a simple charter bus.

The¬†Examiner¬†recently released an article stating that bus company Vintage Innovations has made the Willie Nelson Family Band tour bus available to rent out and use for private events. The coach bus was used in the 1980s by the band’s drummer, Paul English, when the Family Band toured the U.S., and the Texas-based company now offers it as a charter bus rental. In addition, to donate a portion of the proceeds to charity. While there have been discussions about the legality of calling it “Willie Nelson’s tour bus” since it was primarily used by band drummer Paul English, music fans across the country still seem excited about the opportunity to experience riding in a luxury charter bus which was once an important aspect of a legendary band.

The significance of Vintage Innovations’ new rental service goes beyond making a piece of music history accessible to the public; it shows us how much we value our history and how we long to be transported back to an easier and happier time. The charter bus is an important part of American history and it holds so many valuable memories. Charter buses are widely used by the American public as a mode of transportation, but this new development goes beyond benefiting the usual tourism industries. The bus is now being used as a real-life time capsule to bring passengers back to a time they long to visit again.

Even if you can’t make it to Texas, you can still use a charter bus to bring you closer to your loved ones and to make new memories that you’ll want to revisit again and again. Now more than ever, charter bus companies are making sure that buses remain the safest way to travel on the road, and also one of the cheapest options for travelling, whether you’re alone or in a group. When you choose to ride a charter bus, you’re not just choosing the most convenient way to travel somewhere else; you’re choosing to make memories before you even arrive at your destination. Sometimes the best part of a trip isn’t where you’re going. It’s how you get there.