Suzanne van der Veeken first crossed the Atlantic on a stranger's yacht in 2014. Since then, she hasn't stopped "hitch-sailing."
Crossing the Atlantic usually takes between two and five weeks depending on the size and weight of the boat. Van der Veeken set off from Europe, here, she passes by Morocco.
Van der Veeken's first stop was in the Canary Islands, which are 750 miles from Spain and takes about five days to reach.
The journey from the Canary Islands to Cape Verde is about the same distance again, taking between five and seven days to sail.
The final leg, from Cape Verde to the Caribbean, is the longest and takes about 18 days to sail. This is the most time Van der Veeken has had on a boat without seeing land. On arrival, she rewarded herself with a fresh coconut.
To hitch a ride on a sailing boat, you can either hang out in the marina and see what's available, or there are plenty of online forums that help connect captains with crew.
It helps to have some prior sailing experience, says Van der Veeken, but you'll still be able to find a ride without it.
Van der Veeken had very little experience sailing before her first trip. But now, having sailed 25,000 miles in the last four years, she's secured her skipper license, meaning she can charter her own boat and take passengers.
When hitch-sailing, the crew all share chores such as cooking, cleaning and night watches. Here, Van der Veeken washes dishes from the side of the boat.