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5 Reasons Not to Rush Your Travel Experience

Posted by Skye Anderson on Oct 24, 2019 1:30:07 PM


Why are we always rushing from A to B in life? Don’t we deserve to relax and live in the moment? Choosing slower travel options is one way to work some ‘me’ time into your life. Although there are many benefits to slow travel, we’ve narrowed it down to the top five reasons.

1. It’s more cost efficient

By slowing down your travel, your cost is also decreased. If you decide to take a plane from Calgary to Edmonton, you’re paying roughly $240 for an hour flight. By choosing Red Arrow, you’re slowing down travel by enjoying four hours on the road from Calgary to Edmonton, at $76 a ticket. Instead of paying $240 for an hour of rushed travel, you can cut your costs significantly by riding Red Arrow, working out to approximately $19 per hour!


2. You’ll have a more meaningful experience

A huge bonus to travelling is taking in the landscapes, culture, food, and activities. But how can you explore if you have to be at the airport three hours before travel? Slowing down your travel time allows you to have a more wholesome travel experience, leaving a memorable and lasting impression. We only require you to check-in 20 minutes before your trip, which gives you more of an opportunity to find adventures.


3. It’s good for the environment

The slower travel options are generally better for our environment. Travelling on a motorcoach is significantly better for the environment than flying. In fact, coaches have the lowest carbon footprint compared to airplanes, trains, or cars. Measured in passenger miles per gallon, coaches are two times as efficient as trains, four times more efficient than an airplane, and seven times for efficient than travelling by car. Another interesting fact is for every person who travels by bus instead of travelling alone in a car, CO2 emissions are reduced by 85 per cent!

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4. More time to relax

How often do you get time to sit back and actually relax? There are so many distractions in the world that it can be difficult to find time for you. Onboard our luxury coaches, you can recline in the comfy leather seats, have a soothing tea or soda, and take in the gorgeous scenery of Alberta through our giant windows. Slow travel invites a relaxing atmosphere, compared to rushing through travel.


5. Maximum productivity

Perhaps one of the best perks of slow travel is the amount of work you can get done. Sometimes you need a quiet workspace to focus and dive into your tasks without the distractions of your regular work environment. Our motorcoaches are a perfect workplace – literally an office on the road. We have fold down tray tables for your laptop or notebook, and free WiFi available. Choosing a slower travel option will maximize your productivity and offer extra time to focus on your tasks.


Next time you book your trip, consider choosing bus over plane or train. It will give you the quality time you deserve and offer some rejuvenation. Onboard our motorcoaches, you can be productive or completely relax – the choice is yours. Be sure to book your next trip online at:



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