iamtheeleina:

Malmö - Stockholm - Umeå.

First photo sunrise in Lund on Monday morning. Last one, sunset near by Sundsvall on Tuesday.

Two hectic days. But this is what I wrote on Tuesday, shortly before arriving in Umeå:

This two day hitchhike… just across Sweden, according to experienced emotion roller coast, I feel it has been a week long journey. Now I’m in sj train riding for free, kind of. Mistakes happens. But every time when I felt I’m let down with this mass society, these mean people at these worst villages I’ve ever been… being close to give up, an angel was sent to me. I’ll never forget this beautiful mormor, who drove extra and was hugging me and didn’t want me to let go. This crazy Serbian driver giving me best Swedish practise (I’ve passed level 2!) , driving around extra. I got his number, he’s around Järna too. And short moment of our funniest conversation: “How many children you have? I don’t know, I also have been around Sweden hehe”.
And also this man who’s name I don’t know but his daughter Sabina lives in Järna. Was the best talker and listener, and fed my soul and belly.  and last but not least… Funniest bus driver, after his shift drove around sundsvall just to show me his city! Last this kind man letting me to be on train…. 
People in mass upsets me. Today I’ve seen so much ugliness but every time after my tears about their meanness, these outstanding personas showed up to remind me to not give up.
These two days have been huge challenge. I felt I’m doing an exam at hitchhiking university or something…. 
I’ll sleep forever or till weekend now.
Good bye. Goodnight.
"There’s Sun behind clouds" for sure.

mountainmancityboy:

Leaving Taos for a few weeks, heading to Albuquerque so I can fly to Atlanta. I’ll be pickn my truck up in Georgia and then rolling up to NC to see family an also on my way back to NM a stop in Houston. Had $5 shuttle plan to Santa Fe this morning and slept through my alarm so I hitch hiked, which made me wonder why did I plan to take a shuttle or fly in the first place?

mountainmancityboy:

Leaving Taos for a few weeks, heading to Albuquerque so I can fly to Atlanta. I’ll be pickn my truck up in Georgia and then rolling up to NC to see family an also on my way back to NM a stop in Houston. Had $5 shuttle plan to Santa Fe this morning and slept through my alarm so I hitch hiked, which made me wonder why did I plan to take a shuttle or fly in the first place?

asishouldbe:

Hitchhiking home from a beach party in Greece with two dutch/greek girls and two germansPretty sure this car was supposed to be a 2 seater but we managed to fit in 7 people.
nuts.

asishouldbe:

Hitchhiking home from a beach party in Greece with two dutch/greek girls and two germans
Pretty sure this car was supposed to be a 2 seater but we managed to fit in 7 people.

nuts.

cjle:

Pit stop at the outdoor market in Aguila, Arizona along i-60 en route to LA. (August 2013)

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thechroniclesofdust:

Hitting the open road.  Nothing like a quick journey with brothers.

thechroniclesofdust:

Hitting the open road.  Nothing like a quick journey with brothers.

Some resources for the young traveling adventurer

lotuslovetravels:

Couchsurfing

To meet locals and save up on money, you can join a community of adventure lovers on couchsurfing.org the site was founded by a young college student traveling to Iceland who decided to contact a list of students through the local university to show him around, many responded and even offered to host him at their dorms and homes, that’s how he started this website. You get to stay with a host at the country you visit or just meet a local to show you around.

warm shower

warm showers.org is a great site for bicyclists and travelers alike who need a short notice stop on their journey for like the name suggests a warm shower and a place to rest. I’ve never used it but heard its great more so in a practical shelter from the storm sort of way.

Hosteling

HI or hosteling international.com is a world renowned and reputable hostel company that can be found in almost every state in the u.s and all over the world. Their bunk beds are usually under 20 bucks a night and you can meet many other young adventurous people sleeping above you, below you or to your side who are often eager to share and hear stories of travels while they rest their weary tired feet.

Organic Framing

Wwoof.org is a great website I have used once and plan to use again where you connect with a host who owns an agricultural land and needs volunteers to learn and sometimes help teach sustainable farming. You receive much experience, and a hard earned bed and food for your time there.

Kibbutz

Kibbutz in Israel usually accepts volunteers though may be done online with an application process. You can work in different departments and facets of life maintenance on this small socialist villages in Israel that are completely self sustainable run by the people for the people.

sara-hini-photo:

Picture taken last summer in Banff. We hitchiked all the way there. 
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” - Terry Pratchett
Sara Hini Photography

sara-hini-photo:

Picture taken last summer in Banff. We hitchiked all the way there. 

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” - Terry Pratchett

Sara Hini Photography

hellohelloluv:

Doing a research paper for hitchhiking and train hopping for my senior English class. I want to make it really authentic so if you want maybe you could tell me your personal feelings or small experiences and I can quote you in my paper it would be fantastic if anyone is interested I would appreciate it so much!!

benoitp:

hitchhiking story / mexico / sooc

WORKSHOP MONTREAL SOON : INFO: atelierbenoitpaille@live.fr

"I believe in the goodness of humanity. Not naively — I have encountered too much of the bad to ignore it — but with the same faith that some believe in god. Stubbornly. I chose to act not out of fear of the violent, malicious minority, but out of faith in a good-hearted, decent majority."

~ Tobi Israel in her inspiring ode to female hitchhiking giving me all kinds of ideas about summer 2014.

I don’t know what is on top of your bucket list, but on mine is “BE FREE”, capitalized.

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