Category: Tips / Advice

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5 tips for wild camping

When you’re on the road hitchhiking, it can be difficult to plan where you’ll sleep. Often, you’ll be left stranded between here and there with no accommodation options. When I’m on the road, I prefer camping out in my tent....

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6 tips for hitchhiking the United States

Hitchhiking the United States is fabulous, from the interstates spanning the country (such as the i-80 which runs from San Francisco to New York City) to the highways through small towns. It’s wonderful to see the interesting people who will...

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What to pack when hitchhiking

My first extended trip saw me travelling across Europe from Amsterdam all the way to Romania. I had absolutely no idea what to pack, which resulted in me throwing out a great deal of unnecessary junk that I’d only laugh...

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6 tips to start hitchhiking

While it’s not exactly easy to prepare for being lost in the middle of nowhere, there are ways you can prepare to deal with the situations you encounter on the road. Below are my 6 tips to start hitchhiking.  Prepare...

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Dealing with foreign languages on the road

Dealing with foreign languages on the road can be difficult. When traveling with little to no knowledge of local languages, it’s important to pick up “hello”, “thank you”, and other basics. Below are various ways I manage to communicate more...

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Hitchhiking: A daily schedule

Hitchhiking is unpredictable. No two days are the same, nor are any two hours. Every moment is unique. However, within the uncertainty of day-to-day life there are some things that never change. There is a pattern to the chaos. Wake...

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5 tips for traveling alone

Traveling alone can be daunting. The thoughts of being far from home surrounded by a language you can’t understand, the loneliness seeping in, nothing seems to be going right… These moments may be fleeting but they’re strong and unforgiving. Below...

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How travel changes your outlook

There’s no doubt travel changes your outlook and appreciation for life. It’s unavoidable. Pushing yourself to your extremes means you discover hidden pieces of yourself. Here are some personal changes I’ve noticed as a result of my travels. Socialising gets...

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Why should you hitchhike?

Why should you hitchhike? It’s a question that always arises at some point when talking about hitchhiking. Why on Earth would anybody actually engage in this activity? Here are five points explaining why I thoroughly enjoy it. Positive mental health First...