Talking freighter travel at Yahoo! News

This week, my “Traveling Light” column at Yahoo! News covers a familiar (and surprisingly common) question about “catching rides” on frieghter ships. Specifically, Suzanne from Colorado asks:

I recently read that it’s possible to travel from country to country as a passenger on cargo ships. Do you have any kind of advice for catching a freighter, or is it only for crazy adventure-type people?

Catching a ride on a cargo ship, I tell her, is not just for crazy adventure-type people. In fact, the accommodations are much more comfortable than your average day on the indie-travel road.

For a full rundown on frieghter travel, including costs, itineraries, facilities, activies, and booking information, click over to my Yahoo column here.

Posted by | Comments (4)  | July 27, 2006
Category: Travel News

4 Responses to “Talking freighter travel at Yahoo! News”

  1. Thomas Kleinschmidt Says:

    So I’m looking to travel from the US to South America (specifically Venezuela) as part of an independent study for my University. I am studying new global-economic relations with the US and Latin America, and as a means of better studying this I was looking to travel by Freighter. I have already looked extensively at various sites on the internet, but I have only been able to find a handful of sites, which haven’t been that helpful. I was wondering if anyone would have any suggestions for me.
    Thank you,
    Peace be the Journey

  2. Rebecca Says:

    I just completed an around-the-world four month trip aboard the freighter “Rickmers-Jakarta”. To read all about it go to my blog


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  4. Chuck Says:

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