Through the panoramic windows of Silver State Trailways' European motorcoaches, passengers watch the highway roll by as veteran drivers chauffeur them between California and Las Vegas. The luxury fleet has made the interstate journey since 1986, along with special trips to Arizona and such California tourist destinations as national parks, Disneyland, and the store where Arnold Schwarzenegger buys his spinach. Seating 31–61 passengers, the air-conditioned buses ease the passing hours with features such as onboard restrooms, reclining seats, and overhead monitors for entertainment. Committed to customer safety, Silver State Trailways keeps in constant touch with its drivers through a state-of-the-art communications system that pinpoints coaches’ whereabouts without having to hire a film-noir P.I. to tail them on horseback.
The iconic orange BoltBus shuttles transport intercity travelers between select West Coast cities. The name suggests expediency, and it's true that the buses make a point of getting to destinations on time, rarely pausing to drink water from a roadside brook. But more than for speed, BoltBus buses are designed to make travelers as comfortable as possible, a fact evidenced by their slew of amenities. Each bus comes equipped with new leather seats and seat belts, along with WiFi and electrical outlets, as well as ample leg room between the rows of cushioned seats.
The first Bonkerz Comedy Club was founded in Wisconsin in 1984, when nightclub-owning brothers Joe and John Sanfelippo and best friend George Maltezos decided that it was more fun and less of a hassle to book comedians than musicians. Nearly 30
A 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization, Designated Drivers makes it its mission to eliminate drinking-and-driving. The outfit gives clients a safer alternative to driving under the influence by providing rides from sober drivers. Any time, any day, drivers arrive at the agreed-upon location to escort clients home in the client's own car. Besides its driving services, Designated Driver seeks to educate the public about the perils of driving while intoxicated, in the hopes of one day ending preventable tragedies.
Chefs at Hi Bombay have honed recipes for curry, vindaloo, and spicy masala over the course of 23 years, yielding a carefully spiced menu of Northern Indian classics and regional seafood specialties. Fresh-baked naan bread and whole-wheat roti sop up sauce from lamb and chicken dishes cooked in a clay-oven tandoor, and fish labadar from the Bay of Bengal simmers in a creamy tomato sauce. Hi Bombay also rents a 75-person banquet room for catered gatherings, and welcomes diners on major holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the anniversary of Caddyshack II's DVD release.