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5 Benefits of Coach Travel Over Other Types of Transport

Regardless of whether you are heading for a day out in Manchester, heading off on holiday or simply commuting to work, coach travel is becoming a far more popular option for travelling across the UK. There are a number of exciting reasons that make coach travel a fantastic alternative to driving or catching a train. How many of these benefits do you recognise?

Comfort

Without a doubt one of the most positive reasons for travelling via coach is that it is far more comfortable than other forms of transport, particularly the likes of buses and trains. Modern coaches are air conditioned, spacious and well maintained, meaning you will always be able to enjoy your journey in a relaxing and comfortable surrounding.

See the country

If you’re driving long distances, the chances are you’ll rarely get the chance to enjoy the wonderful scenery that exists throughout the UK as you concentrate on the roads.

However, if you’re sitting back and relaxing on a coach, you’ll be able to gaze out of the window and enjoy the rolling hills and beautiful landscapes that are situated along the majority of our roads. It’s a fantastic way to see the country while you travel.

Lower your stress levels

Commuters and holidaymakers alike will be more than accustomed to the sort of stresses that can come from driving to a destination. Whether it’s because of the busy roads and dealing with traffic jams or trying to read a map or follow confusing sat nav instructions, driving long distances, especially into cities, can really get your stress levels up.

However, with coach travel, you’ll be able to sit back and let someone else deal with the roads. Instead of focusing on driving, you can listen to music, read a book, look at the countryside passing or even socialise with other passengers. It’s a very relaxing way to travel and removes the worry and stress that can comes with taking to the roads by yourself.

Safety

Going hand in hand with lower stress is a heightened level of safety that can come with coach travel. If you don’t know the roads or aren’t sure of where you’re supposed to be going, you can be wary of what you’re doing, perhaps even feeling unsafe on a road where everyone else seems to know exactly what they’re doing.

With coach travel, you’re being driven around by a professional driver who knows exactly where he or she is going, and they will know the roads like the back of their hands, giving you peace of mind that you can remain safe when you’re making your journey.

Inexpensive 

For commuters in particular, travelling by coach can turn out to be a rather cost effective way to get to work. If you calculate the cost of petrol, road tax, car maintenance, tolls or congestion charges, it all adds up to make driving into work a rather costly venture.

However, if you are commuting via coach, you are making one simple payment, and you are in a much better position to see what you are spending. It’s also likely to work out far cheaper than driving in every day, as well as being a more convenient way to travel.

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Have a Flipping Good Pancake Day

Come on, admit it, eggs, flour, milk – three simple ingredients that add up to one flipping brilliant result. All hail the humble pancake. Yes folks, it’s finally Pancake Day!

Crepes or buttermilk? Sweet or savoury? Classic lemon and sugar or mango and pistachio dosa? Whatever your preference, we’ve got you covered with our round-up of some of the best pancakes in the region.

The Interesting Eating Company
Situated on on Allerton Road in Liverpool, The Interesting Eating Company is known for its pancakes – among other treats – and are offering a wide range in time for Shrove Tuesday.

These will include plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. Alongside the classic lemon and sugar, and strawberry with Nutella, the team at TIEC have devised creations including Reese’s Cups with cream and chocolate sauce, Kinder with cream and Nutella and Twix with marshmallows and chocolate sauce.

117 Allerton Road, Liverpool L18 2DD
www.theinterestingeatingcompany.co.uk

Black Dog Ballroom
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting smoking, you can have FREE pancakes at Black Dog Ballroom! Available in both the NQ and NWS branches, buy yourself a drink and get free pancakes – that’s all there is to it. Nice.

Black Dog Ballroom NQ, Basement Affleck’s Palace, Church St, Manchester M4 1PW
Black Dog Ballroom NWS, 11-13 New Wakefield St, Manchester M1 5NP
www.blackdogballroom.co.uk

Puffle Waffle
Okay, not quite so much a Pancake joint, Puffle Waffle can be described as Puffy, Soft, Crispy and Yummy. Each Waffle is made up of 30 puffs which are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The puffs can be broken off to dip in your ice cream or to share. (Although sharing that never happens!)

The Anchor Courtyard, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AS
www.pufflewaffle.co.uk

Menagerie
Take advantage of Menagerie’s ‘Pancake Pic & Mix’ for only £7.50. Choose a stack of fluffy American Pancakes with a choice of Nutella, chopped strawberries, honey & chocolate chips with an option of whipped or double cream. On top of this they also have a delightful special cocktail ‘Breakfast at Menagerie’ consisting of Santa Teresa Linaje Rum, Licor 43, Caramel, Cream, Chocolate Chips & Mini Fluffy Pancake. Nice.

Menagerie, One New Bailey, New Bailey St, Salford M3 5JL
www.menagerierestaurant.co.uk

Bus Stop

This place in Warrington has it all, vegan friendly, vegetarian and most importantly stacks of fluffy American Pancakes with lots and lots of topping choices like chocolate, strawberries and so much more.

13 London Road, Stockton Heath WA4 6SG, England
www.restaurantsnapshot.com/BusStop/

The Beagle
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting Lotus Biscotti Spread, get yourself to The Beagle in Chorlton for a FREE pancake with every food order. In such a lovely setting, it’s hard to resist such an offer. Nice.

The Beagle, 456a Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester M21 0BQ
www.beaglesabout.com

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