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What is a DC Party Bus, Anyway? And What Goes on There?

What is a DC Party Bus, Anyway? And What Goes on There?

People who ask me about my DC party buses usually do so with a certain look in their eyes. It’s like they suspect my party bus is the setting for wild and crazy Roman toga parties, but also suspect I’m going to tell them There Are No Toga Parties. The truth is, what goes on in a DC party bus is both more and less than you probably think. First, let’s clear up what a DC party bus actually is. It’s also called a limo bus. It’s a long bus with room for standing and, sometimes, dancing. The limo buses in my DC fleet can hold either 22, 24, 25, or even up to 40 passengers. Though I don’t personally recommend cramming the party bus that full. You’ll have more room to party if the bus doesn’t feel like a sardine can. A great DC limo service, party bus has a great sound system. A party bus has a bar. It has strobe lights. It has a flat screen, DVD player, and iPod hookup. You can watch Austin Powers in a DC party bus. In fact, imagine that Austin Powers had a limo bus, and subtract the shag carpeting, lava lamps, and secret agent weapons technology cleverly concealed in the party bus’s bumper and disco lights. (The disco lights don’t turn in to lasers.) Now you’ve got a good idea of what a DC limo bus is like. Drinking is allowed, assuming everyone on the bus is of age, and champagne caddies are provided. You can stock a party bus with your own alcohol, or ask me to stock...
9 Tips from an Airport Pickup Driver for Changing Plans in the Middle of Your Trip

9 Tips from an Airport Pickup Driver for Changing Plans in the Middle of Your Trip

Airport transfers, delayed flights, having to sit next to the guy who wants to talk about his cats for hours . . . Traveling can be stressful. Sometimes you just can’t wait to walk out of the terminal for your airport pickup car. You know what makes traveling even more stressful? Last-minute changes to your carefully laid plans. Before you freak out, take a breath. Everything is going to work out fine as long as you stay calm and keep your head in the game. I’m an airport pickup driver in DC, and I’ve got 9 tips for changing plans in the middle of your trip without losing your mind. Talk to a real person. Get a sympathetic ear on the line. Just remember, now is not the time to be a diva. You need whoever picks up the phone to want to help you.   If you’re traveling by train or bus, you’re in luck! Most companies have relaxed cancellation policies, and offer refunds or credit for future travel. A small fee may be deducted from your transaction, but it’ll be far less than the price of your ticket. Changing your airline reservation can get costly. But depending on your new plans and the airline you’re flying with, you could end up losing less than you think. Some airlines don’t charge for same-day changes. Others may tack on Your best bet is to get a representative on the phone and calmly explain your situation. Call your airport pickup car. I suggest contacting the airport pickup service you hired, instead of contacting the driver directly. The company will need...
Top 5 Ideas for Washington DC Bachelor Parties: Take a DC Party Bus!

Top 5 Ideas for Washington DC Bachelor Parties: Take a DC Party Bus!

So you’re having your bachelor party in Washington, DC. Excellent choice. DC is the perfect place for bachelor party shenanigans. I always recommend hiring a DC party bus to take you around because that’s the most fun ever, but beyond that, there’s no end to what you can do. But I can see you’re a good planner. That’s why you’re here. So let me recommend a few things I find myself recommending to bachelor party clients again and again. Here are my top 5 bachelor party ideas in Washington, DC. Hang out on Capitol Hill Take a DC party bus to Capitol Hill. Start the party on the bus, and eat at any one of the truly great restaurants in the area. I used to send people to the Pour House—which was actually rich with games, a sports bar, and a lounge combined in a three-floor restaurant. The Pour House is boarded up now, but the people who ran it now run Barrel—a great restaurant-bar to kick off your bachelor party. It looks like a wine bar, but it’s got some casual touches (flatscreens, ahem) that’ll make you feel welcome to stay awhile. After drinks, get back in your Party Bus DC Rental and hop all over the bars and restaurants on Capitol Hill. If you’re there late (or early, as the case may be), stop at Tune Inn for greasy snacks. Charter a private cruise on the Potomac Take a DC party bus rental to a party boat and cruise all night! This can be more creative than it sounds. It doesn’t have to just be you and...
Ask a DC Limo Driver: How do I save money on a DC limo service?

Ask a DC Limo Driver: How do I save money on a DC limo service?

I know, DC Cheap Limos for Rent can get expensive. So can DC sedan services, party bus services . . . you get the idea. Good times don’t come cheap. Or do they? Let’s just say that every industry has its insider tips. And I’m an insider on the DC limousine rental scene. I’m sharing some secret hacks so you can ride around like a rock star all the time. How to save money on a DC limo service: Tips from a friendly driver. Reserve your limo before you actually need it. This sounds obvious. But take it to heart. You’ll be more likely to get the car you want, and can save money on a DC limo service. Demand could rise as your big limo day draws near, and when demand rises, so do prices. Before you make your reservation, make sure you know where you’re being picked up from. If you don’t know your pick-up address yet, the DC limousine company might not know how much fuel to charge for . . . so they’ll charge for a lot. Plan your limousine adventure on the right day of the week. Do you really have to have a limo on Friday or Saturday night? Okay, maybe. Those are some prom nights. However, if you reserve during the week, you might save money on a DC limo service. Sundays are usually good, too. Don’t book a limousine on a Saturday night in April or May. That’s prom limo season. Demand is high, and it’ll be hard to get a good deal on such a night. So avoid springtime Saturdays....
Riders Beware! Skeevy Unlicensed Cars Posing as DC Sedan Services

Riders Beware! Skeevy Unlicensed Cars Posing as DC Sedan Services

Sara hired a reliable DC Sedan Car Service for her business trip. I was Sara’s chauffeur (and no, that’s not her real name). She was one of those always-in-a-hurry-but-never-impolite types. So she wanted a fast, reliable DC sedan service, with a driver who knew the city’s weird streets, and what to do about detours and traffic and other annoying things—the kind of sedan service she could “set and forget.” Sara even gave me her itinerary the first time I drove her. I just love that. The lady was organized. One morning, I was waiting in my black sedan to pick her up outside the swanky DC hotel she was staying in.She had a breakfast meeting with her boss and some clients, and I had a coffee waiting for her (it was a service she requested). I noticed she was running a little late, and made a few mental adjustments to our route so that she’d still get to her meeting fifteen minutes early, like she wanted. Then I saw her running out of the hotel, and I got out of the black car to greet her, coffee in hand. But she didn’t see me. She approached another black sedan—one parked and waiting several cars in front of mine—and even though I was standing and I waved my arm and went “Yoo hoo!’ and called her name, she didn’t see me. Then she got in that other sedan! We all have those days. At least her hair looked fabulous. I ran toward the client-usurping sedan, but it sped off into the wilds of DC. I had a moment to think,...
The Top 5 Hotels in DC According to a DC Limo Driver

The Top 5 Hotels in DC According to a DC Limo Driver

Coming to visit DC? Great! You’re gonna love it! You need a reliable DC car service? Great! I’m your man. Parking is a hassle in DC anyway, so enlisting a car service is a good way to go. Just hop right in my limo and tell me which DC hotel you’re staying at. . . . What do you mean, “You don’t know”? Okay, there are a lot of hotels in DC—having a lot of choices is the American way, right? But it can make decisions difficult. My limo clients stay in hotels all over DC. I don’t mean to brag (this time), but I know my hotels. So without further ado . . . A DC car service driver’s top five hotels in the city. These are great for business trips, trips with friends, and weekend getaways. 1. Four Seasons If you’re looking to impress someone, stay at the Four Seasons. It’s the most expensive hotel in DC. That combined with the sleek limo you’ll no doubt be riding around in should make an impression on even the most reluctant clients. The Four Seasons is elegant, but not ostentatious. You’re not going to find mermaids swimming in in-wall fish tanks or anything. It’s understated elegance, with spacious rooms. They also go out of their way with service, so if you’re hosting a business function here, everything should run smoothly. It’s also in a great location in Georgetown, close to DC sights and shops. 2. Carlyle Suites I’m following up the most expensive hotel in DC with one of the most affordable (without venturing into franchise-chain territory). The Carlyle...