When you have just a week or even fewer days to vacation in Europe, one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to travel the continent is by train. On a recent five-night trip in Europe, we were whisked from Madrid to Barcelona, Nimes and Paris over the course of five nights and learned a few things about train travel. Here's how to make your trip go smoothly.
When it comes to urban sustainability, cities in the U.S. and Canada are employing innovative programs and policies to improve the health and well-being of residents and their local environments. But (with some notable exceptions, such as Vancouver and Calgary) no successful rapid transit infrastructure projects have been built in Canadian cities for decades.
At first glance, the Canadian Pacific Railway contract fiasco of the early 1870s is the granddaddy of all Canadian scandals. But only the tip of the iceberg has been recounted ad nauseam by historians. The real story is far more gripping, and is actually one of the more fascinating events in Canadian business and political history.