Bus travel has gotten a lot more civilized with the introduction of BoltBus to the Pacific Northwest. Previously offered solely in the northeastern United States, the Greyhound-owned and operated service is coming to Vancouver, with non-stop trips to and from Portland and Seattle. That Portland food tour may be closer (and cheaper) than you think—tickets start at $1. And that’s not a typo.
With visions of Voodoo Doughnut dancing in my head, I searched a one-way trip to Portland from Vancouver. It’s $16 on the random day and time I chose. To sweeten the deal, there is an extra three inches of legroom, Wi-Fi, and power plug-ins. To someone used to the smelly and cramped conditions of the B-Line and regular old Greyhound, this translates to bus heaven.
But, really, they had me at "$1".