Nine Invisible Barriers to a Civilized Divorce

Making the decision to get a divorce or coming to grips with our spouse’s decision to divorce is never easy. However, once we finally accept that our marriage is headed for a divorce, we find ourselves facing the next difficulty. Since most people don’t like anguish or wasting our money, the next difficulty is to minimize the pain and cost of divorce.

We want to get the settlement that we deserve, without having to waste time, energy, and money to get it. The best way to achieve this is to accomplish a friendly out-of-court settlement as quickly and easily as possible. To do so we must be able to persuade our soon-to-be ex to work with us in obtaining a cooperative resolution – one that is to our liking.

Before being able to reasonably expect to do this, we must be aware of the invisible obstacles that stand in our way. How we choose to handle these obstacles can often spell the difference between a peaceful divorce and a train wreck.

Some obstacles are everyday, common sense things that we already are somewhat familiar with. However, very few are understood how truly destructive they can be. Without some forewarning, we would normally ignore them and minimize their impact.

The following are the nine invisible barriers:

One of the parties does not want a divorce.
The parties have different decision-making styles.
We don’t know how to get through to our spouse.
Feelings count more than the money.
Too much focus on finger-pointing.
Divorce papers make people upset.
A spouse is set on vengeance because of feelings of being wronged.
There is a misconception on what our rights are.
We underestimate the fury we may face.

For more information on each of these invisible barriers, please visit our blog at http://www.chicagodivorceattorney-blog.com/beware-the-unforseen-deal-killers/

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What is a Friendly Divorce?

Among divorced people you often hear the term friendly divorce, and sometimes it is true – both people have come to terms with the reality of the situation and are on civil terms. But, sometimes the term indicates that both people are really in denial about divorce. For example, a man and his soon-to-be ex spouse are still doing things together AS A FAMILY, with children in tow. Going out to eat together, going to movies together, etc. They are behaving as though nothing has happened between the two. This is very confusing to children, when they know that mom and dad are getting a divorce and living in two separate places. Their acceptance of the situation will be impeded and they will not be able to complete the grief process that happens after divorce. If mom and dad continue to act like husband and wife, they will also not move through the grief process.

You might ask yourself, “what is a grief process” and “so what?”. Let’s look at this more closely so we can clarify the issue. A grief process is something that people go through after a loss of any kind, and it involves five stages:

*Shock
*Denial
*Anger
*Bargaining
*Acceptance

In the first stage you are totally numb, literally in shock. In the second stage, you feel as though it’s not really happening, something will change the situation and you will get back together. When you fully realize that it’s not going to change, and divorce is really happening, you move into anger. You find yourself feeling angry at your former spouse for what he or she did that lead to divorce, and you also may find that you are angry at yourself for the same reasons. You are likely to blame him or her or blame yourself.

If you and your former spouse remain over-friendly, or even affectionate to each other, and continue to do things as husband and wife with the children, or even have sex occasionally, you are in denial. This is what happens when people get stuck in the first stage of grief. Looking at this honestly, does this sound like you and your ex-spouse? If so, I would strongly recommend that the two of you have a talk about this and come to an agreement that you need to move on with your lives. You also need to talk about how this is confusing for the children and can adversely affect their ability to adjust to divorce. Regardless of what feelings the two of you have for each other, if you have filed for divorce then it’s time to accept that your marriage is over.

Continuing to see one another as a couple with your children in tow will only prolong your passage through the grief process and will do the same thing for your children. It would also be a good idea to talk to your children about how you have not been doing the right thing. Talk to them also about the grief process on a level they can understand for their age. Let them know that it is normal to feel sad and angry about mom and dad separating, and also let them know that many other people do this. They need to know that so they won’t feel different and weird, which children often do when parents split up. Mom and dad, look at your behavior with open eyes and open mind. If you understand the grief process and apply it to yourselves, you can’t help but see that you are not moving through it when you continue to do things together as a family. You need to think of yourselves as a reorganized family. Your children are a family with mom and a family with dad. This must be acknowledged in order to have a healthy divorce.

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My mission is to reach out and help others with divorce recovery issues. I have taught divorce recovery at a local community college for five years, and have been blogging about divorce recovery for the past three months. I have a Master’s degree in counseling and have worked with families in mental health settings.

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Can You Be Happy After Divorce?

People who go through divorce experience a grief process involving denial, sadness, anger and acceptance. Some get stuck in depression during the sadness phase, some get stuck in anger. If you are one of those people, it is vital to your children’s ability to adjust to divorce for you to recognize where you are in these stages of grief. It is also vital to your future in becoming a happy, well adjusted divorced person. Consider that your children’s well being after divorce depends on how you adjust. They can adapt if they see that you are doing OK.

How do you determine where you are in the grief process, and if you are stuck in one of the stages? If you are in the denial stage, you feel numb and nothing seems real. You ask yourself if it is really true. You want to escape from what is happening. In the sadness phase you will feel depressed and experience a loss of interest and enthusiasm, you may be sleeping too much or not enough. It seems that life will never be enjoyable again.

If you are stuck in anger, you will be irritable, inclined to explode over little things and snap at the people you love. You tend to blame your spouse for the reasons you are divorced, or for the problems you had in the marriage. When you are angry it’s hard to think clearly and communication with your children and your ex-spouse is tense. Working out visitation issues becomes a monumental chore.

In order to get un-stuck from sadness or anger, you must reach out to others who will let you talk about what you are going through. If you are male, that may not be easy, because men tend to keep emotional issues to themselves. However, there are websites for fathers going through divorce and divorce support groups that can help. Reading about or talking to other fathers about their experience can help you get a handle on your own feelings.

Women are more likely to talk to friends and family about their feelings after divorce. Whoever you talk to, make sure that they are objective in their support. You don’t need someone who plays an “ain’t it awful” game, bashing your ex-spouse. This isn’t helpful. What you need is someone who can help you feel better about yourself regardless of what feelings you are experiencing and the situation.

You can attain happiness after divorce if you learn to make recovery from the grief process your second job. This doesn’t take a huge amount of time, but it does take concerted effort.With the right support and a willingness to feel your feelings you will be able to create a new and fulfilling life for yourself. For more good information about the specifics of the grief process and divorce recovery in general, visit my blog: divorceissuesandrecovery.blogspot.com. While you are there, be sure to sign up for my free ezine (newsletter) and book on divorce recovery.

Copyright By Merlene Bishop

My mission is to reach out and help others with divorce recovery issues. I have taught divorce recovery at a local community college for ten years, and have been blogging about divorce recovery for the past three months. I have a Master’s degree in counseling and have worked with families in mental health settings.

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How to Find the Best Divorce Coach for You

For most people, divorce is made up of a bunch of unfamiliar events, requirements, emotions, and behaviors. It’s usually a very confusing period of time. Because divorce is so confusing, unfamiliar and legal, it’s in your best interest to have exactly the right experts to help you out.

Hopefully, the first expert you found to guide you was an attorney or mediator. The legalities of divorce can have repercussions for years and you deserve to have your interests attended to by an expert.

Another expert you might choose to have assisted you is a Certified Divorce Financial Planner (CDFA). Experts with this designation can help you understand how to equitably divide the assets and liabilities from the marriage over the long-term.

People often also turn to a physician or psychiatrist to help them combat with the worst of the emotional turmoil medication.

Another expert many people going through divorce choose to work with is a therapist or counselor to help them understand how they got to the point of divorce.

There’s a new divorce expert that more and more people are choosing to use to help them work through their divorce transition as quickly and thoroughly as possible so they can feel happy and confident again. This new divorce expert is a divorce coach.

A divorce coach’s goal is to help you get from where you are in the midst of your divorce to where you want to be, which usually involves you being happy and confident again. What makes one person happy and confident will be a bit different for another. An experienced divorce coach will have a program that teaches tips, tools, and techniques that you can use to move yourself out of the pits of divorce. They will also provide you will candid feedback and challenge you to keep moving forward so you climb out of the pit and move on toward feeling happy and confident again. A divorce coach will use their experience, expertise, and resources to help you get on with your life more quickly than you could on your own.

They can be a key component of your expert team and when you take the time to choose the best one for you, it’s not unusual for your coach to help you to quickly move your life from the depths of divorce to the excitement of being completely you again and both setting and achieving big goals for your life.

So, I’ll bet you’re wondering, “How do I choose the best divorce coach for me?” Let me share with you a four-step process to help you do just that.

Step 1: Create a short-list of divorce coaches. Start by asking your friends, family, and even your attorney or mediator for recommendations. You can also search the internet and social media for referrals. I suggest you find 3 to 5 coaches to create your short-list.

Step2: Do some research. There are several things you’ll want to gather information on for each of the coaches on your short-list. By doing this research you should be able to winnow your list down a bit more.

You’ll want to check out the coach’s credentials – training and membership in professional coaching associations. There are a few places where coaching isn’t regulated. What this means is that anyone can choose to be a coach regardless of whether or not they’ve had appropriate training.

Visit the coach’s website and look for personal details about the coach. See how many of these questions you can find the answers to:

Has the coach been divorced? This is critical because divorce isn’t something you really get unless you’ve been through it yourself. Watching other people go through it just is nowhere near the same as experiencing it firsthand.

How long has the coach been divorced? It’s not unusual for someone to enter a helping profession when they are in the process of healing themselves. You’re going to want to be fairly certain that the coach is through their healing so they will be able to focus on yours.

How long after their divorce did the coach decide to become a divorce coach? You can get a rough feel for whether or not the coach has finished their own divorce recovery by finding out how long after their divorce they decided to become a divorce coach.

What portion of the coach’s clients are working through a divorce and moving on with their lives? If the coach’s work isn’t primarily divorce related, then they won’t be as focused on what you’ll be going through as you’d like them to be or as you deserve.

Now look at the coach’s website and uncover details about the services and products they offer. Some of the things you’ll want to look for are:

Individual coaching – Most coaches offer individual coaching either in person or by phone. They also will usually offer packages of a number of sessions for a reduced price when compared to sessions only on an as needed basis.

Group coaching – Fewer coaches offer this option. When they do, it’s usually in person, but there are a few who offer group coaching by phone and on-line. Also be sure to check how long the group remains together.

Self-study – This is more difficult to find, but there are a few divorce coaches who offer books, assessments and programs for the person who wants to do the work on their own.

Retreats – These are usually offered for a week or less at a resort or spa.

Freebies – Most coaches offer freebies to provide people tips for navigating divorce and to allow people to have a better understanding of who the coach is and what it might be like working with them. Look for special reports, newsletters, resource lists and blogs.

Costs and payment options – Divorce can be an especially expense conscious period. The cost of the services and accepted forms of payment are also important pieces of information for you to know.

Step 3: Interview the remaining coaches. Many coaches offer a complimentary interview or consultation. Take advantage of this! Ask them the answers to the questions you still have. Get a taste of what it would be like to work with them. Be sure and make notes for yourself during each of the interviews so you’ll feel confident in your decision.

Step 4: Select and hire the coach you’re most comfortable with. Once you hire your coach you can expect to start quickly getting through the remaining hurdles to you being happy and confident again.

Your Functional Divorce Assignment:

Have you found your divorce coach yet? I know it might seem funny for me, a divorce coach, to be asking you this, but I really want you to get the support you need. You may really enjoy reading my newsletters and blog posts, but aren’t sure you’d like working with me. That’s fine. I want you to find the best divorce coach for you! Take the time to follow through on the process above and I know you’ll find just the right one for you.

How Often Do Husbands Change Their Mind About The Divorce? How Can I Make Sure That Mine Does?

I often hear from wives who are trying to gauge the odds of saving their marriages. Sometimes, their husband has already filed for divorce. Other times, he’s merely told them of his intent to divorce them. And there are times when he’s only in the early stages of the process and is only beginning to speak of a divorce, (although nothing definitive has happened just yet.) Many wives ask me questions about the chances that their husband will change his mind.

I recently heard from a wife who asked: “how many husbands end up changing their minds about the divorce? Is the percentage or odds high or very low? My husband keeps telling me that our marriage is over and that divorce is the only way out. He says his mind is made up and that there isn’t anything that I can possibly do to change it. How many husbands in this situation do end up eventually changing their minds? What can I do to improve the chances that my husband will be one of the ones who eventually does?”

I looked for any scientific statistics that might help me to answer some of these questions and I found none. So, that leaves my own experiences to fall back on, which admittedly aren’t very scientific. I do get a lot of comments on my blog from both husbands and wives in this situation. Some come back later to tell me what happened in their marriages, but certainly not all of them check back in. And, I have to say that most of the time, the people who visit my blog have at least some interest in saving their marriage.

So what I see is probably not representative of a general population. With all of this said, it’s not uncommon for me to hear that either party (the husband or the wife) has changed their mind about a divorce. I am not going to tell you that this happens the majority of the time, because it doesn’t. But it’s not uncommon either. I don’t want to guess at the percentage or odds because as I said, this is my own unscientific guess. If often really does depend upon several things like: the severity of the problems that are causing the divorce in the first place; what (if anything) happens that might inspire the changing of a mind; and how open both parties are open to admitting (even to themselves) that their perceptions about the state of the marriage (and the people in it) may have been wrong.

Is There Anything That I Can Do To Increase The Odds That My Husband Will Change His Mind About The Divorce?: This really is the central question. Because I don’t believe that your goal should be to “make” or “get” your husband to change his mind about divorcing you. The better goal is to inspire or convince him to change his mind because he now believes that something, someone, or some set of circumstances have changed.

Many wives think that the best way to do this is to try to lay on the dramatics to inspire the same dramatic turn around in their husband. I rarely see this strategy work. It often just makes the husband more anxious to get the divorce out of the way as soon as possible. The better bet is to show him that spending time with you doesn’t need to turn out badly or inspire any drama. You want to show him that he was wrong when he thought there was nothing left between you or when he assumed the marriage was too far gone to save. However, in order for him to truly believe this, these realizations need to come gradually and naturally.

Other wise, you run the risk of things feeling too forced or sudden. So rather than trying to make him change his feelings and perceptions over night, be happy with small steps, especially at first. A decent first goal is just to interact with one another better and to vow that there will be no negative outcomes when at the end of your interactions. From there, you’ll want to strive for positive outcomes where you’re both comfortable, laughing, and smiling. Once he’s comfortable again and he’s initiating more contact, then and only then should you begin to move very slowly toward trying to get him to change his mind about the divorce.

But, you should never be the one to mention that, if it is at all possible. The best case scenario is for him to change his mind on his own (because you have set up the circumstances that make this favorable) and for him to be the one to bring the divorce up. If he feels as if you’re pulling the strings and trying to manipulate him, you actually decrease the odds that he’s going to change his mind. That’s why it’s so important to move at a very deliberate pace and to make him think that his thoughts, feelings, and intentions are his own.

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5 Ways to Travel Solo Without Going It Alone

Solo travel has become a hot topic. Unlike “single(s)” travel, it is a broader group. It can include those who are single, married or have a partner/significant other. It may be a business person looking to add a leisure weekend or extension to a trip for work. Two stumbling blocks to solo travel can be: I. whether it is lonely to vacation as a “party of one” and ii.whether eating alone, especially dinner, is really uncomfortable.

Now having visited 68 countries and all 50 states, I have found 5 good ways to go alone without feeling you are “going it alone”.

1. River Cruise and Small Ship Cruises

I highly recommend river cruises and small ships. They are especially a good fit for a first time solo traveler. However, they are also great for well-traveled solos in two cases. That is where destinations like Cambodian boat villages are not otherwise easy to reach. Secondly, they work well in places where security is an issue.

Here are the key advantages of such river and small ships for solo travelers, they:

  • Give you time alone but a group for tours and meals
  • Can be competitively priced when compared to a piecemeal approach
  • Make unpacking a one-time chore
  • Work well with land packages
  • Often have discounted package pricing including flights

2. Select your own lodging, and take day trips.

Here are the key advantages of this independent approach:

  • Affords you the opportunity to select your own interests and travel style.
  • Provides more opportunity to interact with local residents.
  • Gives you a “day-off” when you need it.
  • Works with a range of budgets.

3. Combine both of the above approaches.

I really favor this approach when I travel. On solo travel for 17 days at New Year’s, I toured Southeast Asia. I started with a private taxi tour in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I then joined a top Mekong River Cruise on to Vietnam. On the last leg, I had five days in a 5-star hotel in Bangkok. In my last stop, I tried all 3 ways of sightseeing: 1. A large bus tour 2. A private guide and 3. Self-directed subway tour.

This blended approach puts you in the driver’s seat and:

  • Will let you set your own course while being free to pick and choose
  • Gives you a part-time group of travel mates but also time alone
  • Makes it possible to follow a budget (or splurges) tailored to what works for you

4. Sign up ahead for a class abroad.

This has become very popular now for cooking classes in France and Italy. However, for decades, language classes abroad have lured students for short-term or full summer programs. Add to that options for photography classes, skiing and scuba diving.

Here are the key benefits to this approach:

  • Provides you with a ready-made group
  • Gives you a local contact to hear what not to miss off the tourist path
  • Make it possible to connect with classmates for meals or sightseeing
  • Results in providing local contacts in an emergency

5. Join a volunteer group or exchange program.

I have done this twice. My first trip out of the US was at 18 joining 5 other girls on a summer YMCA project in Trinidad and Tobago. It was the best way to learn about day-to-day life in another country and participate in community activities.

The benefits were endless. They included:

  • Meeting local residents outside of the typical tourist path
  • Seeing distant and often more unusual destinations
  • Providing volunteer efforts to communities than may have experienced natural disasters or other hardships.

If you are new to solo travel, take a look at each of these options. You will be surprised how fast solo travel gives you the chance to make new life-long friends from around the world so that you feel you are solo to more.

Thailand Is a Very Beautiful Country

Mueang Thai, as local people call the nation, is an intriguing mixture of old kingdoms.

For more than five centuries, the Khmer Empire governed its properties – until ousted in the thirteenth century. At that point, the Thai Kingdom was effectively brought together and built up by King Sri Indraditya of the Kingdom of Sukhothai (1238).

From that point onward, the nation has been separated into four fundamental districts – each bragging extraordinary traditions, conventions, and attractions.

The assorted variety brings an astonishing exhibit of things to do in Thailand. Underneath she will talk about the best vacation spots in Thailand.

Top Tourist Attractions in Thailand: The Central Plains

There’s no better place to get a look at Thailand’s history and culture than around the Central Plains. In this locale is the place its capital, Bangkok, is found.

Bangkok, an energetic kaleidoscope

I whole up Bangkok with three terms: exceptional customary nourishment, old sanctuaries, and crazy nightlife.

The absolute most well-known things to involvement in Bangkok include:

Wat Pho and the rich Reclining Buddha

Fabulous Palace complex (counting Wat Phra Kaew)

Soi Cowboy: BKK’s shady area of town, for sultry nightlife

Boisterous, energizing Khao San Road (you should see it once!)

Grub at Sukhumvit Soi 38, apparently Bangkok’s best road nourishment spot

Vimanmek Mansion: combination of customary Thai design and European neoclassical style

By the time of composing, I don’t prescribe going to Wat Arun. It’s mind boggling structural subtle elements are as of now eclipsed by a broad reclamation venture. Invest your energy at other commendable Bangkok attractions!

Top Thailand vacation destinations

Day treks to the rustic edges

Have a few days to save? Escape the hurrying around by taking one of the accompanying critical day trips from Bangkok:

Ayutthaya: probably the most astounding remains in Thailand

Snack conventional pontoon noodles at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Hua Hin: beautiful shoreline town for the individuals who don’t have room schedule-wise to investigate the Thai islands

Eccentric Wat Saen Suk: to some degree grim sanctuary depicting the Buddhist dreams of damnation

Phraya Nakhon Cave at Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine Park, a standout among the most shocking collapses the world

The previous capital of the Lanna Kingdom has transformed into an exceptionally modest, current school town. Chiang Mai’s rich history, astounding road sustenance scene, and moderately ease of living have made it a mainstream base for Western expats in Asia.

Sanctuary jumping and foodie gets a kick out of Chiang Mai

Sprinkled with more than 300 Buddhist sanctuaries, I thought, which to pick?!

In the wake of spending a few days around the city, I finished up these are the most special, must-see sanctuaries in Chiang Mai:

Doi Suthep: prominent ridge sanctuary with breathtaking perspectives of Chiang Mai and region

Wat Chedi Luang: Lanna cheddar, transcending inside the Old City’s dividers

Wat Umong: novel 700-year-old sanctuary where occupant priests wander among the woods

Wat Suan Dok: fourteenth-century sanctuary where individuals from the Lanna Royal family are covered

The most novel thing to do in Chiang Mai, however? Join a priest visit!

They are social trades, organized by neighborhood Buddhist colleges, so as to enhance the English capability of their understudies.

Priest visits are an incredible approach to become acquainted with neighborhood traditions and conventions firsthand. The MCU Chiang Mai Campus holds priest talks each week at Wat Suan Dok Monday through Friday, from 5 to 7 PM.

While Chaing Mai is one of the best vacation destinations in Thailand it is additionally home to numerous expats. In the event that you’re searching for an extraordinary base in Asia, this is certainly a probability.

Week after week reflection withdraws are likewise advertised. They begin each Tuesday at 1 PM and finish up Wednesday by 3 PM.

Did I go Sanctuary bouncing, as well as getting the opportunity to taste the eccentricities of Northern Thai cooking by going on foodie creeps?

A few dishes you should attempt in this area include:

Moo to: broiled pork tenders with a sweet, nutty flavor

Lab: fricasseed meat, pork or duck dry-rubbed with neighborhood flavors

Nam ngaio: tart tomato soup with rice noodles and pork

Nam park on: zesty Northern Thai plunge made with tomatoes and minced pork

Khao soi: Chiang Mai’s trademark! Thick Burmese-style coconut curry soup, finished with browned noodles

Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle’s tri-outskirt

Thailand’s northernmost clamoring city lays by the notorious Golden Triangle: Asia’s hotspot for opium creation.

Or, on the other hand, you could just consider it to be the place from which you can visit Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand in one day!

Past this tripoint, there’s very little to do in the zone.

I suggest you base yourself out of Chiang Rai on the off chance that you wish to visit well-known sanctuaries and take in Mae Hong Son’s sloping scenes:

Looking for nearby knickknacks at Chang Rai’s Night Bazaar

Redesigned Wat Rong Khun (White Temple): a nearby craftsman’s artful culmination

But Kwan Village Park: previous migrant slope tribe town, now settled by a wonderful waterfall

Baan Si Dum was otherwise known as the Black House: interesting accumulations of conventional Southeast Asian curious

Top Things to Do in Thailand: The Northeast

Otherwise called Isaan, Northeast Thailand is an intriguing blend of Laotian, Cambodian, and Thai societies.

It’s relative confinement, however, make it a standout amongst the most genuine districts a visitor can visit.

Gulped by the wilderness at Khao Yai

While Isaan is generally out of the way, this districts happens to be the home of Thailand’s most prevalent national stop, Khao Yai.

A whopping 70% of its 2168 km² are lavish timberland!

All the more astonishingly, however, the recreation center brags around 44 waterfalls, one of a kind natural life perception towers, surging rapids, and remarkable perspectives and climbing trails.

This makes Khao Yai a tremendous UNESCO World Heritage Site – ideal for nature sweethearts who wish to be wrapped by the thick wilderness shelter.

Thailand-attractions-Phanom-Rung Explore fascinating Khmer and Mon ruins

The antiquated Khmer and Mon ruins found in this district are a delightful complexity of customary Thai style.

I profoundly prescribe a visit to the accompanying notable destinations:

Wat Pah Nanachat for a bona fide contemplation withdraw in a woods religious community

Phu Phra Bat Park: grottoes, antiquated spray painting, and other intriguing rock carvings

Phanom Rung and Muang Tam: Hindu complex, apparently Thailand’s best-safeguarded Khmer ruins.

Tips For A Smooth And Convenient Bus Charter Experience

A bus charter is a bus that has a professional driver to handle tours, trips, and other transportation needs. A bus charter can be one of the best choices you make when going for a group tour to a preferred destination. With transport from one attraction to another, you will have all the time to enjoy everything in your itinerary without worries. With a professional driver on board, you can relax and enjoy and even take better care of any children you may be taking with you for the trip. A bus charter also translates into no directions challenges because the drivers are conversant with their locations and all tour sites and routes.

Considering that bus charter are many in any given destination, you need to play your role in selecting one. You may need to start by choosing a company that you can trust with your traveling needs and then make a few considerations to select the perfect bus to hire for your tour.

Get details about the driver. A professional driver is definitely a plus for your tour but you should not assume that they know everything about the sites you intend to visit; they may only know how to get there and nothing more. If need be, consider getting a tour guide to handle your other needs in case the driver is not available for such. It helps to be sure beforehand to avoid disappointments.

Consider the size of the bus. A bus charter can be as large as to accommodate 60 passengers but there are definitely smaller sizes. The higher the passenger capacity the higher the rental rates may be. Look at the size options and select a bus that caters to your group for the tour. Everyone should be comfortable including children in the group so select a good size for everyone.

Check out the amenities included. When searching for the bus charter online, you will get very good photos of the buses. To ensure that you get what you see and need, confirm that the bus you have selected is represented perfectly. For instance, confirm that the leather reclining seats you see are the actual seats you get to enjoy. Apart from confirming the features, also consider the availability of amenities such as compact restroom, DVD player, air conditioning, TV monitors and any other that matters to you. If you want internet connectivity during the tour then inquire if that is available.

Ask about allowed driving length. Most bus charters will allow a specific length of time for the driver to be behind the wheel. The legal limit can range from area to area and you should be willing to be flexible in making adjustments to your tour itinerary so you do not end up with a fatigued driver before even getting back. You, however, want to choose company and driver with a considerable allowance so you enjoy the most from your tour in your selected destination.