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1. Posted by Matty_coyote (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

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

please advise


[ Edit: Edited on 23-Jun-2014, at 18:51 by Matty_coyote ]

2. Posted by royapostle (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

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.

3. Posted by CheersT (Inactive 2578 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

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.

Have fun.


PS Pick up Carsick by John Waters for a few cheap laughs and some recent insights...

4. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Very intriguing. I recently read this article – – it might have a few pointers for you.

5. Posted by katzgar (Inactive 220 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

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 ]