Straight into it.
Im a londoner and a barber
I want to try something a little risky and hitchhike across the states east to west so my uneducated mind thinks to buy a ticket to NY and perhaps a return from LA or some other west coast city walk to an western highway of new york and stand with a sign saying 'WEST' with my thumb out?
Is this the sounds of a good adventure or a childish idealistic delusion
[ Edit: Edited on 23-Jun-2014, at 18:51 by Matty_coyote ]
Being from a place in the US (New Jersey) where hitchiking is illegal, I can say I have never actually done it. However, it is LEGAL in almost every state. I was planning on doing some traveling this way in the future, so I did some research and read this recently,
Good luck! I hope other people chime in here with their experiences.
Hitchhiking is really easy for a couple of girls travelling together, but as a guy you can wait for a loooong time for a car to stop in some areas.
Totally doable though.
PS Pick up Carsick by John Waters for a few cheap laughs and some recent insights...
Very intriguing. I recently read this article – http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/hitchhike-across-united-states/ – it might have a few pointers for you.
another option...I posted part one but there are 6 parts.
copy and paste the link
[ Edit: Edited on 30-Jun-2014, at 06:37 by katzgar ]