I've spent several hours the last few days checking, updating, and adding links on the Links for Motorcoach Operators page on the EightWheels Across America website. A number of the bus parking links were broken; I'm amazed at how many cities move pages they know people have bookmarked but fail to redirect visitors to the new page. Oh well, it gives me something to do on my … [Read more...] about Links Page Updates
Clean the lenses, both front (selfie camera) and rear cameras, before taking photos. A dirty lens reduces contrast and can make any lights or specular highlights in the photo flare uncontrollably.Choose your viewpoint carefully. Most photos can be greatly improved by moving just a few feet one direction or another. Watch the background. Can you frame the point of interest by … [Read more...] about Eight Tips for Better Bus Photos With Your Cell Phone
EightWheels Across America on Facebook is an extension of the EightWheels Across America website, podcast, and YouTube videos. Its purpose is to provide a safe place for motorcoach drivers in the United States and Canada to discuss issues, share information, and develop camaraderie. While it’s primarily intended for current motorcoach drivers (or o … [Read more...] about Introducing “EightWheels Across America” on Facebook — a Group for Motorcoach Drivers/Motorcoach Operators
Introducing my new YouTube channel, especially for motorcoach operators! The first three videos have been posted with many more planned and in process. The first three videos focus on use of electronics in your motorcoach, both for you and for your groups especially on charter trips. Check them out, let me know what you think, and please SUBSCRIBE to the channel so you're made … [Read more...] about New YouTube Channel for Motorcoach Operators!
The motorcoach industry is coming back to life. The year 2020 was a devastating year for the industry in every way thanks to the pandemic. But with many US citizens fully vaccinated, including drivers, people are itching to travel again. And although the company I drove for (Hagey Coach, Inc.) did not survive the pandemic, I’ve been hired by another great company (Starr Tours) a … [Read more...] about We’re Coming Back!
Barry Howell, from Minnesota Coaches, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, joins me today in Episode #25 for a discussion of the epic motorcoach rally, “Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness,” in Washington, DC this past Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Barry was in a sleeping berth in his coach on the way home to Minnesota, and I was in my home studio in Pennsylvania — it’s podcast history — my … [Read more...] about Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness, Part 2
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, was a day most of us will never forget. Approximately 1,000 motorcoaches from over 400 companies representing all 50 of the United States converged on Washington, DC, for the “Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness” rally organized by the ABA — the American Bus Association, and the UMA — the United Motorcoach Association. Episode #24 includes an overview … [Read more...] about Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness, Part 1