Bolt Bus is currently taking me from The Big Apple to The Big Easy (Boston, really, but for the sake of figurative language, this name can and will be used). Compared to the Greyhound/Peter Pan two-parter I rode for my last visit, I feel like I’m in a paradise’s paradise. Pretty sure the light and fan buttons above me really just leak milk and honey.
Anyway, Bolt is about half the cost of any other roundtrip long distance bus ride, it’s wireless and spacious and, perhaps most important, there are no unabomber look-alikes in sight. Not to mention it’s been such a smooth ride! My bathroom visit this time did NOT involve a round of “where’s my pee pee gonna wind up?” Okay, I’m gushing. And perhaps unnecessarily— it is a bus, after all. But in this economy, if you’re looking for an affordable alternative to a short flight, here’s my recommendation.