I'm currently a student in the UK, somewhere near London, and, this year, for charity, me and my friend want to try and hitchhike somewhere cool. Now, my problem is that everywhere close, and relatively easy (eg. Morroco, Dublin, Amsterdam) have all been done by RAG (the university charity organisation.). Thus, we have decided that, to try and raise as much as possible, we are going to hitch somewhere completely out of the ordinary, and very difficult, spending as little money as possible on the way (the way we usually do this is match every £ we spend with one donated).
The crux of this is that this year, we have decided to hitchhike to the US of A. For the more geographically attuned of you, you may notice the very slight problem of a marginally damp barrier to our quest. The Atlantic Ocean. Being British, and not letting a small bit of water stop us, we are determined to get over this problem. I put it to you: does anyone have a way, any information, or is able to help us cross the Atlantic ocean for free?
I have been thinking along the lines of phoning airlines, and seeing what they say, turning up at an airport, or a major shipping port, although these aren't the most time efficient methods. Does anyone know any easier methods of free long distance travel?
Any help at all will be appreciated. I will post back with details of the plans, and the charity, and then, maybe even a diary of our time on the road.
Thanks so much.
Jon Roberts (London).