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Freighter Directory from the specialists in cruise & freighter travel
Topic: Recreation 2:39 pm EDT, Oct 31, 2007

We advise clients seeking one-way freighter passage to ALL foreign destinations that they must bear onward travel documents. In addition, we advise all clients to check with consulates and embassies of the countries they will visit for additional information on entry requirements, including necessary period of passport validation for entry into that country. Due to increased security concerns, travelers should expect increased entry requirements and entry scrutiny for the immediate future.

The listings below represent the majority of reliable passenger-carrying freighters departing from North American ports and select foreign departures. The ports are "typical": all itineraries are contingent on cargo. No two sailings are identical and ports of call and length of voyage are never guaranteed. Fares, unless otherwise noted, are in U.S. dollars, per person, double occupancy and are subject to change. Vessels are fully containerized unless otherwise indicated. Rates on many freighters listed are subject to foreign currency fluctuations. For more details on any service, contact the TravLtips Reservation Office, P.O. Box 580188, Flushing, N.Y. 11358. Toll Free (800) 872-8584.
Fax: (718) 224-3247. E-mail: We are not responsible for errors, omissions, fare or schedule changes.

This listing is intended to be a guide. Changes occur constantly, so please request a rate sheet for the latest information.
The information in these listings is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but we reserve the right to make corrections.

Please Note: The Euro fluctuates daily against the dollar, and has remained strong recently. Therefore, the exchange rate is unchanged in this issue. Most fares in this listing are based on a conversion of Euro 1.00 = US$1.45. However, euro-based fares are subject to change at any time. The actual US$ fare will be based on the exchange rate at the time the currency is purchased. Any decrease in the fare at time of ticketing from that quoted will be refunded; any increase will be collected.

So here's the deal. You must get all your visas BEFORE you get on these boats or else you'll be spending lots of time on the docks or worse. Food and amenities are limited. Most boats have 6-12 spaces for passengers. (If the boat has more than 12 passengers the boat is a "passenger liner" and requires a doctor.) For all of this hardship you get three meals a day, a boat basically to yourself + the crew for over a month and the occasional "social drinking" activities.

Considering most commercial cruises cost +$10k this sounds like a doable option for those who want to float for a while. I wonder what network is like on these boats.

for a story about a freighter trip from NYC -> NYC via south america check out this NYT article


Freighter Directory from the specialists in cruise & freighter travel
Topic: Recreation 4:01 pm EDT, Aug  6, 2007

A list of hot dog stands in the United States. I just found this place dunno how reliable it is yet.


A Fin Too Far: A Guide to Freshwater Fishing ||
Topic: Recreation 5:06 pm EDT, Jul 26, 2007

Unlike hunting, I was not raised fishing. My family owned a set of hand-me-down rods from someone who might have fished at one point. The rods themselves are classics, but in hopeless condition. By todays standards, they are antiques. The body of the rod I prefer to use is laminated wood, and the guides are rusted and have a tendency to grab the line. At one point they may have been proud shining brass. The reel was a mess, and for the longest time the whole rig sat inside my parents shed. Fishing was something we did on weekends, in stocked ponds, for fish that never knew better. One day when helping my father clean things up, I stumbled across the old rod which no-one had used in a decade and got a crazy idea: I was going to take up fishing.

A pretty good article about how to start fishing from the geek up.


A Fin Too Far: A Guide to Freshwater Fishing ||

Wright's Dairy Rite - Staunton, VA
Topic: Recreation 4:43 pm EDT, Jul 23, 2007

Three years before Ray Kroc began franchising McDonald’s, Wright’s Dairy Rite of Staunton, Virginia, started serving Superburgers. Two beef patties with cheese and lettuce, topped with special sauce and layered in a triple-decker bun, this monumental hamburger is still served as it was in 1952 – by car hops at the window of your vehicle in a car slip at the side of the restaurant. Wright’s added a dining room in 1989, so it is possible to eat inside, where décor includes a handsome Wurlitzer juke box (with compact discs rather than 45s) and vintage Wright’s menus from the 1950s and 1960s; but for us, the joy of this place is in-car dining.

If really, really hungry, we forgo the Superburger for a Monsterburger. That is one-half pound of beef barely sandwiched in a bun, available in a basket, with French fries or, better yet, with Wright’s homemade onion rings. To drink with this festive heap of food, one needs a shake. At Wright’s, milk shakes are the real thing, available in chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla, as well as with real bananas or strawberries (mmmm!), and with or without malted milk for additional richness. While on the subject of dairy products, we should also note that this place knows how to make a fine banana split, a float (a big blob of ice cream set adrift in the soda pop of your choice), and a flurry (candy and/or cookies blended into soft-serve ice cream).

Wright’s serves three meals a day, and the menu goes well beyond burgers. There are regular and foot-long hot dogs, pork barbecue on a bun, sandwich baskets with potato chips and a pickle, whole submarines, hearty chili with beans, and even some recently added low-fat wraps. In addition to milk shakes and soda pop, the beverage list includes that drink known to connoisseurs of Dixie mixology as the champagne of the South – pre-sweetened ice tea, served in cups that range up to one-quart size.

Yet another place that I ate at off of I-81. The malted milkshakes (yes I hate ice cream, but I do love a good malted) and the superburger were awesome. I'll definitely be hitting this place again.


Wright's Dairy Rite - Staunton, VA

artomatic part deux, kinetic art race, eastern market
Topic: Recreation 1:28 pm EDT, Jun  2, 2007

Tabblo: artomatic part deux, kinetic art race, eastern market

I made a new Tabblo out of some of my last sets of pictures.


artomatic part deux, kinetic art race, eastern market

artomatic w/ anna (and unbeknownst to us syn)
Topic: Recreation 11:18 pm EDT, Apr 15, 2007

Tabblo: artomatic w/ anna (and unbeknownst to us, syn)

I went to artomatic it's really neat.


artomatic w/ anna (and unbeknownst to us syn)

Analog paper mario
Topic: Recreation 6:50 pm EDT, Mar 18, 2007

Not quite origami, but not exactly a video game. Just an interesting way to kill trees.


Analog paper mario

Wild Hogs (2007)
Topic: Recreation 11:43 pm EST, Mar  4, 2007

william h. macy +

tim allen +
martin lawrence +
marisa tomei +
john travolta +
ray liotta


After a line up like that I don't even know what to say, except maybe... "Money makes good people do stupid things."

Wild Hogs (2007)

Games - Wii Games
Topic: Recreation 3:12 pm EST, Feb 19, 2007

The Nintendo Wii remote or Wiimote is compatible with the following flash games. Play these either on the PC or the Nintendo Wii itself. The Wii browser will be able to zoom in order to size the games for your television.

It was a matter of time, but here are some flash games that work w/ the wiimote playing in the opera browser on the wii.


Games - Wii Games

IDEA - The International Dialects Of English Archive
Topic: Recreation 11:57 am EST, Jan 18, 2007

About Us

The International Dialects of English Archive, IDEA, was created in 1997 as a repository of primary source recordings for actors and other artists in the performing arts. Its home is the Department of Theatre and Film at the University Of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS, USA; while associate editors form a global network. All recordings are in English, are of native speakers, and you will find both English language dialects and English spoken in the accents of other languages. The recordings are downloadable and playable for both PC and Macintosh computers. The development of this website is supported, in part, by grants from the University of Kansas General Research Fund and the Kimbell Faculty Enrichment Fund.

While searching for stuff for a thing for work I found this awesome archive of english dialects and accents. The best part is they force all the submitters to read the same passage and maybe some additional key phrases. All available and free! Ain't the tubes great?


IDEA - The International Dialects Of English Archive

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