Today I awoke in Golden Gate Park, near Marin, CA. Yesterday I hitchhiked 56 miles from Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero, CA to Golden Gate Park in Marin, across the bridge from San Francisco.
Two days ago my friends dropped me off in Santa Cruz and I headed out to the highway, after spending 2 hours on the wifi at a coffee place of course. On the highway, which was Highway 1 (California's Pacific Coast Highway or PCH), I was picked up by a young Los Angeles native with... Continue Reading →
I slumbered with the Mac trucks. I got schooled in Spanish. I took so many selfies with strangers that I experienced selfie-loathing. This is my trip report. When - August, 2016 Where - Valencia to Malaga Time - 4 days Distance - ~ 500 miles (800km) Word on the street is that Spain is a tough place to hitchhike, relative to the rest... Continue Reading →
Occurred: November, 2016 Ever seen a car commercial and thought, "Wow, where is that filmed?" Where is that coastal highway slicing through redwoods, that iconic bridge with waves frothing below... That was probably filmed on California's Route 1. Let's hitchhike it! Day 1 OK. I'm in San Francisco visiting friends, but I need to get... Continue Reading →
Summary: In October 2016, I hitchhiked about 2000 miles from Springfield, MO to Los Angeles, California. It took 6 days and 11 rides. The following account focuses on the characters I met and the stories I have from this trip. Stay tuned for a more practical how-to-guide to hitchhiking. On Monday October 24th, 2016, I checked... Continue Reading →