Kiana is the Vice President of People and Culture at Herrmann Global, Untraveled’s parent company. Learn about her unique perspective on the cultural, environmental and economic impact of sustainable tourism on the Black community.
Have you ever considered taking a ferry as a travel option but didn’t? Was it too slow? Not luxurious enough? Ferries get a bad rap, maybe because American minds wander to ideas of the Staten Island Ferry or intrepid travelers think about those questionable,chaotic rides across rocky waters in Southeast Asia. Whatever preconceived notions you have, leave them at the door, because we’re here to tell you that taking the ferry is one of the best ways to travel.
Whether it’s a short jaunt to a series of offshore islands or a longer-haul sea crossing, ferries are a transportation option that can be found from Alaska to Greece to Asia. In general, ferries don’t get the credit they deserve. They’re green, scenic and affordable. Compared to flying, they’re generally more comfortable and less stressful. For the purposes of this article, we’ll be reviewing a longer-haul, overnight ferry in Europe.
While the railway in Laos may be a topic of debate amongst locals and political and economical experts, there’s no arguing that the opening of the train is quickly transforming travel in Laos. In this article, we’re sharing all the details of the newly opened train system in Laos for intrepid travelers eager to sink their teeth into an “untraveled” Southeast Asia.