Tagged: hitchhike

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US Highway 101: A beautiful ride

The United States’ fabulous Highway 101 (or Route 101) stretches along the majority of the west coast. From small towns to the countless bays, it’s a beautiful ride.  It is a great road to hitchhike and, due to a large...

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Wonderful hitchhiking moments

Hitchhiking brings you into contact with a great many interesting and diverse people you would never have a chance to meet otherwise. Once you get over the initial anxiety of being on the road and putting your trust in strangers,...

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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...