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Essential Over Land and Sea sites

This post is an attempt to list those sites that are genuinely and really useful to the Over Land and Sea traveller. Spammers please note that this topic will be heavily moderated.
11 years ago, March 27th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #67302  
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This topic is basically a list of the essential websites for Over Land and Sea travel; We'll be comprehensive and fair. This post will contain links and one line descriptions. Once a link is placed here after someone has made a suggestion the post will be deleted by the moderators. So to get started:

Rail Travel
Seat61 - worldwide train and ferry information.Tickets not available through site
www.deutschebahn.com - Europe rail travel info - site displays in a number of languages
irctc.co.in - train travel in India
Railway.co.th - Train routes and fares for Thailand
eurail.com - Train schedules for Europe region
www.sj.se - train travel in Sweden.

Sea Travel
www.geocities.com/freighterman.geo ,
freighter-cruises.com ,
freightertravel.co.nz (suggested contact Hamish Jamieson),
Freighter Expeditions

Cheap(er) One-way cruises
Repositioning Cruises - You need to enter your own dates.

Special Interest
Horizons Unlimited - motorcycle travel site
www.mitfahrzentrale.de - carpooling site for travel in Europe
tripcart.com - online travel guide and road trip planner for the United States
[url=http://www.advrider.com/url - Motorcycle trips around the world
[Edited: 2015 Feb 11 00:36 - John and Sylvia:18619 - New info]

[Edited: 2019 May 15 00:30 - John and Sylvia:18619 - Update 15/05/19]
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8 years ago, September 22nd 2012 No: 2 Msg: #161344  
Hi all,

Another great site for reference info and forums on overland travel by motorcycles is www.advrider.com

We have used that and Horizons Unlimited (as above) quite a bit on our trip. Worth a look if you are planning a trip and need info.

All the best,

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8 years ago, October 24th 2012 No: 3 Msg: #162406  
I've posted my freighter blog Freighter Travel Notes. Might be useful as a general description of freighter travel for other travellers. Reply to this

8 years ago, December 6th 2012 No: 4 Msg: #164022  
Just so these blogs don't get lost...

Andy Horsman's freighter trip from Singapore to Australia: I've Done It - UK To Oz Overland!

A freighter trip which failed: 10 days before departure - the freighter cruise has been cancelled.

GrammieB also started a blog in August travelling from USA to NZ on a freighter but hasn't posted since.

From Sydney to NZ: Due east to the land of the long white cloud - Aotearoa

There are also quite a few posts from cruises which shouldn't be ignored as a travel option - especially for us oldies!


[Edited: 2015 Jan 10 22:19 - John and Sylvia:18619 - Additional info]
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