Transitions Abroad, Canada Via Rail, and Other Budget Travel Ideas

This installment of a regular feature recommended Transitions Abroad magazine for Americans preparing to visit foreign lands and the Via Rail passenger train system in Canada for people wanting a coast-to-coast view of that country.

| July/August 1981

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You can see Canada via rail using the coast-to-coast Via Rail passenger train system.


Some of the following budget travel ideas were suggested by readers.  

Transitions Abroad

Those folks who want to study, work, live, or travel abroad for extended periods of time will find some excellent guidance in a publication called Transitions Abroad. The quarterly magazine was started in 1977 by Clayton Hubbs—professor of modern literature and foreign study advisor at Hampshire College—and originally served as a means of screening foreign study programs. Since then, however, its scope has widened considerably.

Each issue zeroes in on a particular country, and provides fine reference material and access information on the how to of getting to a foreign land for less and enjoying the experience more once you arrive. (The latest issue even considers the "culture shock" often experienced by Americans who return home after a long sojourn overseas.)

"We address the people who want to make a smooth transition into another culture, work situation, or language," says Managing Editor Max Hartshorne. "Transitions Abroad describes what can be done, then tells you how to go about doing it."

Subscription rates are $6.00 for one year and $10.00 for two years, and single issues are available at $1.50 per copy, postpaid.

Canada Via Rail

 "When you have more time than money and want to travel from coast to coast, consider taking a scenic train trip through Canada," suggests reader Richard E. Grayson. "The Canadian passenger railroad system, called Via Rail, has trains departing daily—in both directions—on runs between Montreal/Toronto and Vancouver. You can, for example, leave Montreal at 8:30 on a Monday night and arrive in Vancouver at 7:30 on Friday morning.

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