4 tips to make your next pub crawl a safe one

  • By Website Team Technicians
  • 16 Feb, 2016

You and your friends love the occasional drink now and again. You enjoy visiting local bars and pubs, and you like finding new cocktail combinations. But what if you could take your get-togethers to the next level?

A pub crawl (AKA bar-hopping, bar crawl or bar tour) allows you and your mates to meet new faces, try exciting drinks and explore the local nightlife all at the same time. When done correctly, a pub crawl can help you create fun memories and can even become a thrilling tradition.

But as you may have guessed, pub crawls present a lot of risks. Without extra precautions, you and your friends may get lost as you travel from bar to bar, or you may drink more alcohol than you can safely handle.

To ensure your next pub crawl goes smoothly, be sure to follow these simple steps.

1. Plan your crawl ahead of time

An average crawl visits four or five different pubs in a night, though some crawls can reach as many as ten pubs or more. To have enough time to stop by all of your favourite bars, you need to plan the most efficient route between locations.

Once you’ve decided on a route, email, text or print directions and approximate times to everyone who wants to participate. When your friends know where you are and when you’ll arrive at the next pub, you won’t have to worry about anyone getting lost. If someone chooses to stay behind, he or she can catch up with you and the rest of the group again later.

As you plan, don’t forget to inform the pub or bar owners of your upcoming crawl. They may need to reschedule their serving staff to accommodate your large group.

2. Hire a party bus to drive your guests

Pub crawls have one goal in mind: to drink as much as possible in as many locations as possible. But alcohol and travelling don’t mix well, and you’d rather not see your friends arrested for drunk driving.

So hire a party bus for all your friends and guests. A professional driver can make sure everyone arrives at each location safely, and everyone can split the total fee (rather than calculating different taxi fares) at the end of the night.

Better still, a party bus can also provide you with lights and music, so you and your friends never want for entertainment while en route.

3. Set limits on drinks

Everyone tolerates alcohol a little differently. Some people can drink a bottle or two of beer before they feel slightly buzzed, while others can only have a few sips before they feel a little tipsy.

When you go on a pub crawl, you essentially run an alcoholic marathon. You and your friends want to make it to the end of the night without collapsing at the finish line.

So you’ll need to set a few limits for everyone to make sure everyone enjoys themselves without feeling sick. Tell your party guests to stick to just one drink or shot per pub, and encourage them to focus on the atmosphere and entertainment of each bar rather than just the alcohol.

4. Save emergency numbers to your phone

Even if you set limits for your friends, you can usually anticipate that one or two guests will drink more than is safe. When someone insists on drinking too much at your pub crawl, be prepared to call a separate taxi for your guest and send him or her home. You’ll want to have a reliable taxi number on hand for the occasion.

Keep in mind that alcohol poisoning can also set in whenever someone drinks too much too quickly. If you see anyone exhibiting symptoms such as confusion, vomiting, fainting or shivering, don’t wait to call 000 to reach emergency dispatch. The sooner medical professionals can treat your friend for the condition, the better chance he or she will recover without lasting effects.

When you follow the above tips, you can avoid a lot of the risks that often come with a pub crawl, and you can enjoy your next party safely.

By Website Team Technicians 04 Nov, 2016

If you’re ready for a night out with friends, you can make every moment exciting and stay entertained even while en route to your destination. Many large groups choose to travel in packs—generally in a limo or bus and party hard while on the road. Group apps will keep the mood light, your smiles big and the evening fun. There are thousands of group apps available on your smartphone, but here are a few your group won’t soon forget.

1. Bounden (iOS and Android)

Although you’ll have to stay seated on the go, Bounden is a dance game app you can get creative with on the road. This hilarious app uses your smartphone’s motion sensors to encourage you to move. What sets Bounden apart from other dance apps? It’s designed to be played with a partner.

Here’s how it works: Each player (ahem, dancer) holds one end of the smartphone and tilts the device to move an on-screen sphere through a designated path.

The catch? Many designated paths require players to move, twist and swing their arms. Those watching will find it hilarious to watch their friends dancing without meaning to. The app comes with several different dance options and music to keep your entire party entertained.

Extra challenge: Try to use the app only while sitting down. Hilarity will ensue.

2. Heads Up! (iOS and Android)

If you’re a fan of Ellen Degeneres’ talk show, chances are you’re a fan of Heads Up! Designed to make hoards of people laugh, Heads Up! is a charades-style multi-player party game that challenges players to guess as many words as possible from a themed deck of cards.

To play, one player selects a deck of cards and holds the phone up to their head. Other players will give clues so the person holding the phone can guess. The app comes with a number of themes, including movies, animals, celebrities and songs.

3. Reverse Charades (iOS and Android)

Similar to Heads Up!, Reverse Charades gives one player the chance to guess the word while everyone else in your party acts out the word on the phone. The best art about Reverse Charades? It gives players the option to choose the time limit, the number of passes allowed and the number of teams.

Reverse Charades comes with a few themed decks, but if you want access to more decks, you’ll have to spend a few dollars.

4. Evil Apples (iOS)

Does everyone in your party have a good sense of humour? Evil Apples is right up your alley. Evil Apples is a fun game that gives players the opportunity to fill in blanks with funny—and oftentimes outrageously inappropriate-answers.

Ex: “It’s not polite to talk about ____ on the first date.”

Every player gets a few cards filled with outrageous answers and then one player acts as the judge. Every round, the judge reads the question card and players choose an answer they think deserves to win. The judge awards the point and the first player to seven points wins. If you get bored of the free packs offered, there are a number of in-app purchases to elevate this game to the next level.

5. Bloop (iOS and Android)

If someone in your party happens to have an iPad handy, this may be the group app for you. Bloop is a multi-player game that is fast and fun and requires a steady surface players can gather around (a bus seat could work).

The premise is simple: players have a designated colour and score points by tapping on squares of that colour. The squares start large but shrink in size over time. If you have nimble fingers, you may come off champion in this game of speed.

Whether you want to keep your party guests entertained en route or simply want to pass time while driving to your next party destination, party apps are a memorable addition to any party night.

If you need a party bus that will get you from point A to B without delay, contact All Ways Perth Bus to schedule your ride today.

By Website Team Technicians 05 Sep, 2016

Whether you hop on a party bus for a pub crawl or for a ride to your own wedding, the vehicle offers a fantastic and fun mode of transportation. But, as when you board other rental vehicles, you should come prepared.

While you don’t want to weigh yourself down during your night out, you do want to bring enough to keep yourself comfortable. In this blog, we list eight common objects you should consider bringing with you on your next party bus ride, especially if you’re organising the trip.

1. Secure bag

Most party bus trips involve more destinations than just the bus itself. To ensure that you don’t lose your keys, phone or wallet, bring a secure way to carry these important objects. If you bring a purse, choose a bag that zips up and that bears a strap you can put securely over your shoulder. These bags are less prone to fall off and tip over than clutches or open-mouth purses.

2. Music options

What would a party be without the music? Contact your party bus company in advance to find out if you can bring an MP3 player, auxiliary cord or CDs to supply the music. Plan enough music options for your entire trip so you don’t end up playing a limited number of songs on repeat.

3. Itinerary

You will plan most of your trip with your driver in advance. However, it’s good to bring a printed itinerary for you and your guests to reference. A thought-out itinerary can ensure that you stay on schedule and help you stretch any food or beverages out so they last the entire trip.

4. Personal effects

In addition to the items you need to bring as party supplies don’t forget the basics you need any time you leave the house. Remember to bring your identification, phone and other personal effects.

5. Spending money

In addition to any rental or entertainment expenses, you’ll want to bring some cash for purchases throughout the evening. If you’re going to an event, like a festival or concert, you may fall in love with a memento. And if you plan to do a pub crawl, you want to have enough money to cover the drinks and food you may want.

6. Water

Whether or not you bring other food and drinks, plan to have some water on hand. A sip of water can stave off motion sickness or help a tipsy friend settle his or her stomach. Slip a water bottle into your bag if the bus doesn’t provide a cooler for drinks.

7. Drink options

If you have a long ride ahead of you and your rental company allows for beverages, plan to provide at least two drinks to each rider. If you have underage riders, bring soft drinks or energy drinks. If your riders are all of legal drinking age, consider bringing low-alcohol options like beer in addition to cocktail options.

8. Gratuity for the driver

If you’ve had a great time and your driver has been professional and have met your needs and you are happy with the service, it’s always good to let them know. Feedback to the business will always ensure the industry standard is great. Tips are also welcome if the customer wishes.

When you begin planning your trip, stay in contact with your party bus rental company. Some companies have restrictions on certain items, especially alcohol, entertainment or decorations. Compliance with your rental company’s policies ensures that you and your guests have a great time without having to worry about fees adding up.

Bring these items with you on your next party bus adventure to stay prepared for whatever the evening may bring.

By Website Team Technicians 15 Jun, 2016

Most students look forward to going on field trips. These activities are a great way to provide students with learning experiences that a classroom cannot provide. And as an educator, it is your responsibility to make sure that your students have a safe, enjoyable experience.

Unfortunately, field trips can become a safety concern if proper protocol is not followed. Before you leave the school, establish clear rules for the children to follow. Let them know that you expect each one of them to obey all the rules and that school rules still apply even when they are not on campus.

Here are a few safety rules that will ensure a safe, smooth ride.

1. Use caution as you enter and exit the bus

Students should never run as they board or get off of the bus. If a student tries to enter or exit the bus too quickly, he or she could fall and get hurt. Additionally, students should also stay a few steps away from the bus door to avoid smashing their fingers.

Remind students to keep a safe distance from the bus wheels as well. Once the students have boarded the bus, they should go directly to a seat and stay seated during the bus ride.

Only allow students to exit the bus once you have arrived at your destination. If a student leaves a personal item on the bus, do not let him or her re-enter the bus unless you talk with the bus driver first. Otherwise, the bus driver could start to drive the bus, unaware that a child is in the area.

2. Don’t be disruptive

Students who misbehave on the bus can often be a safety hazard for the driver or other students. Warn students that if they participate in disruptive behaviour on the bus, they may have to sit on the bus during the field trip. Some students become disruptive when they get bored.

If you’re worried about disruptive behaviour, consider conducting activities to keep students entertained. Some activities can include finding items on a list while driving to the field trip site or answering educational trivia questions regarding the field trip.

You may find it beneficial to have students come up with questions about the field trip that they can ask the tour guide. Incorporate activities that will help the children focus on their surroundings to keep them occupied.

Once students find their seats on the bus, make sure that they sit forward throughout the bus ride. Students shouldn’t yell or distract the driver. If a student does need to talk with the driver, he or she should first ask you for permission.

Encourage students to use a quiet voice when the bus is in transit so the driver can drive safely. Remind the students that loud noises that could distract the driver will not be tolerated while on the bus.

3. Stay with your partner

Designate students into small groups of two or three. Tell the students to stay with their groups throughout the field trip, even when entering and exiting the bus. Students should never wander away from their partner or group.

If students don’t obey this rule, let them know that a teacher or chaperone will be their new partner.

If you know of some students that may cause a disruption, talk with them individually before you leave for the field trip. Ask the student for his or her cooperation. Review the safety rules as well as consequences if the student violates any of the rules.

Use these safety precautions for your bus ride to ensure a hassle-free field trip. For more suggestions, talk with your bus provider about additional safety rules and guidelines.

By Website Team Technicians 16 Feb, 2016

You and your friends love the occasional drink now and again. You enjoy visiting local bars and pubs, and you like finding new cocktail combinations. But what if you could take your get-togethers to the next level?

A pub crawl (AKA bar-hopping, bar crawl or bar tour) allows you and your mates to meet new faces, try exciting drinks and explore the local nightlife all at the same time. When done correctly, a pub crawl can help you create fun memories and can even become a thrilling tradition.

But as you may have guessed, pub crawls present a lot of risks. Without extra precautions, you and your friends may get lost as you travel from bar to bar, or you may drink more alcohol than you can safely handle.

To ensure your next pub crawl goes smoothly, be sure to follow these simple steps.

1. Plan your crawl ahead of time

An average crawl visits four or five different pubs in a night, though some crawls can reach as many as ten pubs or more. To have enough time to stop by all of your favourite bars, you need to plan the most efficient route between locations.

Once you’ve decided on a route, email, text or print directions and approximate times to everyone who wants to participate. When your friends know where you are and when you’ll arrive at the next pub, you won’t have to worry about anyone getting lost. If someone chooses to stay behind, he or she can catch up with you and the rest of the group again later.

As you plan, don’t forget to inform the pub or bar owners of your upcoming crawl. They may need to reschedule their serving staff to accommodate your large group.

2. Hire a party bus to drive your guests

Pub crawls have one goal in mind: to drink as much as possible in as many locations as possible. But alcohol and travelling don’t mix well, and you’d rather not see your friends arrested for drunk driving.

So hire a party bus for all your friends and guests. A professional driver can make sure everyone arrives at each location safely, and everyone can split the total fee (rather than calculating different taxi fares) at the end of the night.

Better still, a party bus can also provide you with lights and music, so you and your friends never want for entertainment while en route.

3. Set limits on drinks

Everyone tolerates alcohol a little differently. Some people can drink a bottle or two of beer before they feel slightly buzzed, while others can only have a few sips before they feel a little tipsy.

When you go on a pub crawl, you essentially run an alcoholic marathon. You and your friends want to make it to the end of the night without collapsing at the finish line.

So you’ll need to set a few limits for everyone to make sure everyone enjoys themselves without feeling sick. Tell your party guests to stick to just one drink or shot per pub, and encourage them to focus on the atmosphere and entertainment of each bar rather than just the alcohol.

4. Save emergency numbers to your phone

Even if you set limits for your friends, you can usually anticipate that one or two guests will drink more than is safe. When someone insists on drinking too much at your pub crawl, be prepared to call a separate taxi for your guest and send him or her home. You’ll want to have a reliable taxi number on hand for the occasion.

Keep in mind that alcohol poisoning can also set in whenever someone drinks too much too quickly. If you see anyone exhibiting symptoms such as confusion, vomiting, fainting or shivering, don’t wait to call 000 to reach emergency dispatch. The sooner medical professionals can treat your friend for the condition, the better chance he or she will recover without lasting effects.

When you follow the above tips, you can avoid a lot of the risks that often come with a pub crawl, and you can enjoy your next party safely.

By Website Team Technicians 12 Nov, 2015

You, your friends and your family members have wanted to tour Perth for a while. You plan to rent a party bus so you can all see the sites together without paying for fare on separate taxis or rental cars. Although you want to see some of the usual attractions and famous historical locations, you also want a memorable experience filled with fun and excitement. You don’t want to take the same old tourist photos or wait in long lines without countless other visitors.

Fortunately, Perth has plenty of events year-round that you and your family won’t want to miss.

1. Fringe World Festival

This annual festival starts in late January and ends four weeks later, giving you plenty of time to explore the seemingly endless venues and programs. The Fringe World Festival features artists and acts that appeal to a variety of tastes, including circus, cabaret, comedy, dance, music and visual art.

Every year, the festival attracts hundreds of thousands of guests from around the world. And in 2015, the festival netted $4 million at the box office, making it one of the largest performance platforms in Western Australia.

2. Perth International Arts Festival

If you and your friends prefer a more artistic event, the Perth International Arts Festival is sure to satisfy. This annual festival runs from early February to early March, and it brings in artists, musicians and writers from around the world to perform. The large-scale programs include classical and contemporary music, as well as dance, opera, theatre and visual arts.

The festival started in 1953, making it one of the oldest international arts festivals in Australia. And in 2016, you can expect popular bands such as The Panics, The Triffids and The Waifs, as well as theatre performances, such as ‘No Guts, No Heart, No Glory’.

3. Kings Park Festival

For all the photographers travelling with you on your party bus, don’t forget to stop by Kings Park. The Kings Park Festival is a five-day celebration in September, and its floral displays are breathtaking to behold. Additionally, you’ll find enough live music, workshops, exhibitions and guided walks in the botanic gardens to entertain the fussiest of family members.

Even if you miss the festival itself, Kings Park has plenty of events year-round that you, your family and your friends can enjoy. As you plan your trip, take a look at the Kings Park Events Calendar to see current and upcoming events.

4. The Perth Royal Show

Does your family love agriculture? If so, come to the Perth Royal Show in late September and early October. You’ll find plenty of informational exhibits, display animals, fairgrounds with rides, agricultural competitions and food vendors. The show also includes a nightly firework display that will leave you breathless and excited to come back each day of the event.

The Perth Royal Show started in 1831, and it has continued to run for over 100 years. In 2004, the Western Australian Self-Government named the show an icon of Western Australia.

5. Perth Heritage Days

If your tour group wants a quieter, more educational experience, the annual Perth Heritage Days will not disappoint. Though the program hasn’t been around long, it has more than its fair share of passionate presenters, anthropologists, dramatists and musicians to keep you coming back for more.

Heritage Days give the city’s museums, churches, art galleries and gardens a chance to come alive so you can better appreciate Perth’s rich history. Better still, the family-friendly event is completely free. So don’t miss out on next year’s program in early October.

Enjoy Perth year round

These five events include some of Perth’s most exciting, educational and beautiful performances and displays. But remember that Perth has plenty more to offer you and your family. When you rent your bus, don’t hesitate to talk to the driver about other exciting opportunities in the area.

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