Journey information: A cross-body bag that goes the space and a zero-emission experience on the rails



The Ocean Warrior Challenge will accumulate important scientific measurements.Handout

Arctic circle

Tourism to the Arctic and Antarctic is extra accessible than ever, which is considerably regarding given its impact on the setting. However British polar explorer Jim McNeill, who labored with Sir David Attenborough on the documentary sequence Frozen Planet, desires such journeys to have a optimistic affect and he’s on the lookout for assist from 144 travellers from world wide to make that occur. Dubbed #Resolute Expedition by McNeill’s Ocean Warrior Challenge, the journey begins in June in Svalbard, Norway, and can final till October with a return to Plymouth, England. In between, over eight legs, members will journey to Iceland, Greenland and Northern Canada. “All members on the Ocean Warrior Challenge will accumulate important scientific measurements that can assist to ship the holy grail of oceanography: understanding how a lot carbon is saved in our oceans, and the way that’s impacting on acidification, air pollution and species,” McNeill says. “To present atypical individuals from all walks of life and echelons of society the possibility to do one thing like that is wholly fulfilling for me, and it’s a option to have interaction individuals who won’t in any other case take an curiosity in local weather change, considering that they can’t do something to assist.” Travellers should apply to take part by the tip of March, with 18 visitors becoming a member of McNeill on every leg. Ten spots will likely be funded by McNeill for candidates in under-resourced communities.

Ocean Warrior Challenge expedition, costs differ, via part of.


Individuals sit on the ground at Vancouver Worldwide Airport after a snowstorm impacted operations resulting in cancellations and main delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Dec. 20, 2022.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press

Flight suggestions

Vancouver Worldwide Airport just lately accomplished a sequence of public-engagement classes to permit passengers and different members of the general public the chance to share suggestions about journey – and journey disruptions – in the course of the vacation season. “From Jan. 24 via Feb. 21, we requested for suggestions from passengers and the general public on the journey expertise at YVR. Particularly, we had been searching for enter from people who had been impacted, straight or not directly, by the climate disruptions via December and January,” says Alyssa Smith, supervisor of communications on the Vancouver Airport Authority. “Those that selected to take part had the chance to supply enter on how they need to be helped, supported and knowledgeable throughout instances of operational disruption in addition to to supply suggestions on proposed enhancements at YVR.” The most typical concern was communication with the airport and airways. It’s presently implementing processes to enhance co-ordination with airways for gating, towing and communication with travellers. Details about sharing suggestions in regards to the airport expertise could be discovered at


Spa day

In response to excessive demand for its day passes, well-liked Prince Edward County resort Wander is launching a month-to-month membership this spring that permits limitless day entry to the property’s heated pool, sizzling tub and sauna. Dubbed Wander Usually, the month-to-month move additionally grants the holder a welcome drink at every go to, gown and towel service, and first dibs on reserving remedies on the new spa, which can open later within the yr. Passes can be found April via June.

$175 per thirty days, accessible by calling 613-902-6650 or emailing [email protected].


Ecco Textureblock Digicam Bag.Handout

Cross verify

Staying organized throughout harried airport transit is all the time one in every of journey’s ache factors, regardless of how a lot respiratory room you give your self earlier than takeoff. My quest for the right journey pouch to assist ease that stress introduced me to Ecco. Utilizing the leather-based choice I discovered on a current abroad journey made me understand that this cross-body bag solutions all my wants. It’s referred to as a digicam bag, however I exploit it for a pockets, telephone and passport within the huge pocket, and earbuds, lip balm, a pen and different small equipment within the smaller one. There are two further pockets, one which shuts through a magnet and one other on the again that’s appropriate for a resort room key.

Textureblock Digicam Bag, $220 at Ecco (

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Practice tip

For those who’re planning summer season journey to Quebec, particularly between Quebec Metropolis and Baie-Saint-Paul, take into account driving the rails. A hydrogen-powered practice is debuting in Charlevoix this summer season with a every day route alongside the St. Lawrence River. The 2½-hour journey makes use of inexperienced hydrogen produced by Harnois Énergies, and that is the primary hall in North America to run a zero-emission passenger practice through this mode of energy. For these on the lookout for an expertise versus merely a mode of transportation, Practice de Charlevoix is providing a guided journey that focuses on the area’s wealthy agriculture. Upon arriving in Baie-Saint-Paul, visitors will head out on a three-hour tour of the area that features three stops at producers and tastings of 15 completely different merchandise.

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