There are several reasons. It gives you a splendid opportunity to meet new people, visit lots of places of interest and see half of the world in about ten-fourteen days. A travel by bus is good for those, who dislike staying in one place for a long time. The last but not the least is that you can safe your money, going on a bus tour as it is generally cheaper than traveling by ship or by air.
When you travel by bus you are like one family with all other passengers, your guide and a bus driver for the whole period of your journey. No matter whether you are going on an individually planned tour or you were lucky enough and managed to book a reduced fare travel. In any case you have to deal with other people traveling with you. It means that if you decide to travel by bus, you should realize that flexibility, mutual respect and understanding are to dominate. When you get off the bus for excursions or shopping, you can do whatever you want and go wherever you like, but when you are sitting in the bus, you must understand that there are other passengers with their own personal world and who also want to enjoy their holiday. Imagine how great and unforgettable your trip is going to be if there is a friendly atmosphere and a happy mood in relationship of the passengers.
In many cases many things of the above mentioned depend on a bus driver. People, belonging to this profession, spend half of their lives on the road and witness all sorts of human relations. If your bus driver is merry, sociable and possesses a sense of humor, then it makes forty percent of the success of atravel by bus.
Another important person in the bus is your guide. It is all up to him to make your trip as much interesting, educative, valuable and remarkable as it is possible. If your guide is a professional, you will never feel bored or disappointed. He will always have interesting facts to tell about every church, museum, square, cathedral, castle, etc. in a city or a village you pass en route and be ready to answer all your questions. Even if he does not have any clue of what you are talking about, it is part of his job to invent or "successfully remember" a story to satisfy your curiosity.
Traveling by bus, it is not less important to know what to take with you. As you are going to spend most of the time traveling from place to place and your excursion program is going to be very rich, you will definitely need comfortable shoes or trainers to wear as you walk a lot. You should also take a warm coat and an umbrella, as you cannot predict the weather changes in all the countries you are going to visit during your tour. A small pillow and a rug will make your traveling much more comfortable, since you have to be seating most of the time and at night temperatures will be a bit lower. You can also take a magazine with you in case you feel bored. Remember that you are not traveling on your own and there are other people in the bus. Due to this reason, if you are traveling with a child, it would be wise to take his favorite book or toy to comfort him if he starts crying.
Usually your driver will certainly have a First Aid kit in the bus with remedies for all most common cases. However, it will not be too heavy if you put some medicine in your travel organizer to be on the safe side. Finally, the last piece of advice- now that you have packed all necessary things and got on the bus, forget about everything and prepare for a trip, full of unforgettable impressions.