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How to Hitchhike America (and maybe not get arrested)

June 13, 2009

I recently finished reading Rolf Pott’s classic travel book Vagabonding. This book will teach you how to:

  1. Develop the courage to go on an extended trip
  2. Finance your trip so you don’t spend all your savings
  3. Get a job while traveling to enrich the experience and break even financially
  4. Find free (or extremely cheap) places to sleep and eat
  5. Befriend people all over the world and make the most of traveling

I was astonished to find a slideshare presentation on how to hitchhike all around the world (including America.)  Given how people talk about hitchhiking being a “dead art”, that the “serial killer” risk is too high, and that it is illegal; I was delighted to discover that Aaron Bell actually hosts hitchhiking competitions across America.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Jason permalink
    June 8, 2011 6:44 pm

    im trying to hitch hike from Bennington Vermont to Durand Michigan and i dont wanna get arrested for it im stuck here in bennington vermont and trying to get a bus ticket back home but nobody here can help so i have to hitch hike i have no money and no job so im wondering if i can just hitch hike without being arrested

  2. October 12, 2011 10:14 am

    Wish that I could also read Vagabonding. T.T

  3. September 13, 2014 3:36 pm

    constantly i used to read smaller articles which as well clear their
    motive, and that is also happening with this
    piece of writing which I am reading here.


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