There's no place like home for the holidays – and if home is more than a few miles away, you know that there's no experience quite like holiday travel.
If you're looking to avoid costly airfares or long drives through road-rage-inducing traffic, here's a deal for you: Megabus.com guarantees at least one $1 seat on every bus, every day through Jan. 7.
The company recently announced ticket sales for the holiday season and booking now gives travelers the best chance of locking in the best deals, according to Mike Alvich, Megabus.com vice president of marketing and public relations.
"The key is to book as far in advance as possible," Alvich said. "If you buy your tickets 30 to 45 days in advance, you'll be sure to get the lowest fares."
Megabus.com expects its number of passengers to increase by 20 percent this holiday season compared to last, and the anticipated increase in demand would mean that the lowest priced tickets will go even quicker.
The best travel days for bargains, according to Alvich, are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The company programs more low-fare tickets on those days, when the number of people traveling on Megabus.com buses is usually the lowest.
Alvich also said that the company announces its new sales first via Facebook and Twitter, so customers that follow the company's social media sites can get a head start on booking and have an advantage at the lower prices.
Megabus.com serves 120 cities in the U.S. and Canada, and buses from Baltimore travel to 10 different destinations, including Boston, Buffalo, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond and Hampton, Va..