Talk Travel: How to see Canada by train

The Washington Post’s Travel territory writers and editors recently discussed stories, questions, gripes and more. Here are edited excerpts: 

Q: Do we have any advice/info on fares, stops to revisit and routes on roving cranky nation around a Canadian rail system?  

A: we rode Via Rail from Halifax to Vancouver final year for a country’s 150th anniversary. Summer is a good time to go, though direct is really high, so we will need to book a cabin in advance. Fall is also a smashing time; we can see a landscape changing from summer to autumn. (I went in March, not a prettiest time of a year, and Montreal was so cold!) The Rockies/Western territory is generally amazing, and we suggest holding a Jasper- Prince Rupert jaunt.  

You competence wish to supplement in a stay or dual during a Fairmont skill (say, Montreal and Banff); a properties are overwhelming and steeped in rail lore. The agents during Via Rail are impossibly useful during pulling together an itinerary. Call them!  

- Andrea Sachs  

Q: we am carrying a tough time determining where to do a week after labor day. we am mostly meddlesome in ancestral sites and food. On my list is Nashville and Chattanooga in Tennessee; Providence, Rhode Island; Ft. Lauderdale and Key West in Florida.  

A: we like all of a above, with a difference of Fort Lauderdale (not tons of ancestral sites) and a week competence be too prolonged in Providence, though we could span it with Boston or Cape Cod. we would also supplement New Orleans.  

- A.S.  

Q: we flew out of IAD recently and they were regulating X-ray machines instead of a millimeter call machines. we didn’t have to take my boots or belt off, laptops and liquids didn’t need to come out of my bag and we sailed by confidence in reduction than 10 minutes, a record for me on a Sunday. Do we know what caused a change in procedure? Will this be a common occurrence going brazen or was this a one-off thing?  

A: Funny we should discuss that since we usually perceived this press recover from TSA (Dulles and BWI are commander sites):  

“The Transportation Security Administration announced a devise to exam computed tomography scanners (CT), a state-of-the-art 3-D record during name U.S. airfield checkpoints. The new record intends to raise vicious explosives and other hazard equipment showing capabilities during airfield checkpoints.”  

- A.S.  

Q: we am usually about to lift a trigger on a outing to Israel and Jordan for Spring 2019. So vehement . . . any tips? It is for 14 days with G Adventures and National Geographic so we know it will be good though wish to check with you.  

A: My tip is to suffer a trip! These debate companies have really good reputations and will cover all a bases. They also do a good pursuit of educating we as to what to design before a trip. My one suspicion – dress appropriately, generally when visiting eremite sites.  

- Carol Sottili  

Q: Here’s a weirdly specific question: Can we move a three-foot-long print tube on an general flight? we am streamer to a systematic discussion in Canada.  

A: As lift on or checked bag? Checked, yes. Carry on, usually if it fits in a beyond compartment. we have really seen people lift on prolonged tubes, though we would check with a airline. Or deliberate with AskTSA. You can send a organisation your doubt and a design of a object around Facebook or Twitter.  

- A.S.  

Q: Our triplets are graduating subsequent year from high propagandize and we would like to send them to Italy for graduation. Any suggestions as to groups, for their age group, we can contact?  

A: If they will be 18, they can go on a debate that specializes in immature adults, nonetheless some have a repute for merrymaking and concede participants to be adult to age 30. I’d demeanour during EF Ultimate Break and G Adventures. My daughter and her friends did their possess outing opposite Europe when they graduated high school. They designed a outing in advance, so they knew where they were staying any night.  

- C.S.  

Q: My toddler was recently diagnosed with autism and we have some family transport entrance up. We motionless to expostulate rather than fly to have some-more coherence in a transport though I’m wondering what arrange of accommodations are accessible for transport that competence make things easier? Early boarding on flights? Early check-in or late check-out during hotels? Are there other things I’m not meditative off?  

A: At restaurants, we can ask for seating divided from loud areas like a kitchen, bathrooms, etc. Similar for hotel bedrooms – ask for a plcae divided from ice machines, elevators, a pool, etc. A ground-level building competence be improved too, so we don’t have to projection your bags adult and down elevators or travel really far.  

- A.S.

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