I’m an airplane person. Getting to and being in an airport stresses me out to a gut-wrenching extent, but I don’t particularly have a fear of flying. It gets me to where I need to be in a timely fashion — usually — and requires little to no adjustments while in-transit. That’s why, whenever I travel, I prefer to take a plane.  But, I recently rode VIA Rail’s The Canadian — an old-school yet partially-renovated sleeper train — across Canada on the company’s Great Western Way route. I traveled across the country from east to west, boarding the train in Toronto and arriving four days later in Vancouver. On the trip, I experienced a total of four different time zones, and while I thoroughly enjoyed the journey, these time zone changes were way more disorienting than I could have ever expected. The effects left me feeling confused and frustrated quite often, and knowing what I know now, I’d definitely prepare for the trip differently next time.  Some Canadian trains, like The Rocky Mountaineer, only move during the day. But The Canadian travels through the night, which means sometimes we crossed time zones while we were sleeping, and other times we...