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Hitchhiking

A Modern Day Woody Guthrie

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 07.05.2016 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

30-year-old Drew Philp, writer, journalist, screenwriter is doing something awesome and real, plus giving mamas everywhere, grey hair. He's walking fr...

The City In Focus: Haight Street Hitchhiker

Mark Coggins | Posted 02.12.2016 | San Francisco
Mark Coggins

Image Copyright (c) Mark Coggins, 2015 Skateboarder hitching a ride on a truck in the Haight. The City in Focus features regular posts of San Franci...

Follow These Steps If Your Car Runs Out of Gas on a Road Trip

Map Happy | Posted 12.28.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Get to the right lane immediately, put the car into cruise control, turn off the music, burn some sage and hope for the best. It's too late to stock u...

What Hitchhiking Taught Me About My Mind

Gabriella Taylor | Posted 09.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabriella Taylor

I began to experience more of the essential nature that flows through you and me, which is boundless in its infinite peace and quiet. I discovered that this peace is always available just below the surface and chatter of the mind.

Hitchhiker: Dismembered, Beheaded

Nicholas Denmon | Posted 08.04.2016 | Technology
Nicholas Denmon

Robots should also not hitchhike, at least not in the United States. You see, we don't take kindly to robots around these here parts. In Canada? Sure thing. In Canada, you can be a robot, show a little knee, and be picked up 19 times over 26 days, and live to tell the tale.

'World's Poorest President' Stops His Car To Give Hitchhiker A Ride

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.29.2015 | Good News

A hitchhiker was caught off-guard when a world leader offered to give him a lift. Gerhald Acosta was looking for a ride on his way home from his j...

Hitchhiking 1,000 miles: A Tale for the Season of the Twelfth Night

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 02.22.2015 | Fifty
Michael Sean Comerford

In this season of the Twelfth Night, could this be what my jarring dream meant? I am not what I seem to be either, a fool for disguises, disguised to myself. What foolery in a journey of a 1,000 miles.

'Carsick': John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

Ethan Casey | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Ethan Casey

Every American road trip is different; thus every American road trip book is, and should be, different from every other. The beauty of such books done well has much to do with the nature of the country itself: so enormous and diverse.

How to Hitchhike Around Iceland's Ring Road

Fathom | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Fathom

Still an acceptable form of travel in Iceland, hitching has its perks: It's cheap and it makes meeting locals easy (and necessary).

The Cops I Met on the Open Road

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Michael Sean Comerford

This California Highway Patrol officer drove me to a gas station near an I-580 onramp on my San Francisco-to-New Jersey hitchhike. The trunk is open b...

A Case for Bratislava

Abby Klinkenberg | Posted 08.06.2014 | College
Abby Klinkenberg

I found it entirely different from Vienna's clinical and hyper-organized structure -- instead, it's haphazard meshing of language, architecture, and culture was entirely beautiful. The occasional peeling paint and abandoned building only added to it's distinct character.

From Amsterdam to Paris

Abby Klinkenberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Abby Klinkenberg

It was the last time I will be in the Netherlands for a while -- my year in Paris is nearly finished. This trip was more a last hurrah than anything -- and last hurrahs don't end by slinking back to the city with your tail between your legs. Last hurrahs end with hitchhiking.

Hitchhiking

Jon Foreman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Jon Foreman

The truth is, we weren't looking for a vacation, we were looking for an adventure. We were looking for that beautiful chaos -- the extraordinary feeling of anything can happen.

The Great American Road Trip

Thom Nickels | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel
Thom Nickels

What is the great American road trip? It's when one or more people pull up roots and decide to see a part of the country. It can be a vacation road t...

Wolf's Howl Still Echoes

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Roadside Oil Boom North Dakota's oil boom could be seen in this farmer's field on the Bakken Formation, one of hundreds I saw along with fires burnin...

Ex-Newsweek Editor Writes Memoir About Wild Hippie Hitchhiking Adventure

Howard Polskin | Posted 03.22.2014 | Books
Howard Polskin

Mid-way through my third year of college at Syracuse University, my close friend and roommate, David Noonan, announced that he was going to drop out f...

Ten Things I Learned From Hitch-hiking Around Ireland

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 03.14.2014 | Travel
Ruairí McKiernan

During July 2013 I hitch-hiked around Ireland, recording people's voices and visions for the country, on what I called the 'hitching for hope' listeni...

Life Lines Cut Path to Rides

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

I need to sell my year in traveling carnivals to an agent or publisher, I could use these winter months to track down leads and write that book.

Carnival Season Ends, Clock Ticks Until Next

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

My buddy Tyrone was at the office trailer window last week at this time talking to a microphone and the owner, who was behind a bullet proof window. I...

Behind the Totonac Mask: Trek to Carnytown Mexicano

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Last weekend in Tlapacoyan, Mexico, Salvador Garcia Alvarez talks about his town emptying out of men each year as they go north to work in American carnivals. This time of year, they come home to families and a different world.

Risky Life and Dreams of a Tub Thug Pimp

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Game agents control the tubs game with their hustle. Earlier this year a New Hampshire man lost his entire $2,600 life savings on a tubs game. "O hu...

Captain Morgan, Batman and Pursuit of Satisfaction

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 11.21.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

I've changed sides in the carnival world, I've gone from "ride jockey" running rides to "jointee," working games.

Blink, Eureka, Aha: Inspiration in Oz, Disney World, Carnivals

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

I believe traveling carnivals are worthy of study because they operate so close to the heartbeat of local epicenters -- neighborhoods, churches, commercial hubs. At that spot they increase the pulse with sights, sounds, tastes and thrills.

This Hitchhiking Otter Has A Lot Of Nerve

Posted 09.11.2013 | Green

As hard as these people try to get this pesky otter to move on, he just wants to stay in their car! At one point, he even calls shotgun and makes hims...

Kindness for Oz and His Traveling Scars

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Pool attendants, hanging prizes, blaring songs are all background as Oz tells a Brothers Grimm story, his own.