Hitchhiking trips:

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Capitol Reef, Utah, USA → Escalante 120km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 5 3
Two people single woman family family family single woman single woman

Torrey → Singletree Campground

A mother and her daughter were going camping. The mother told her daughter “See? Look at the interesting and nice people you can pick up who are hitchhiking?”

Singletree Campground → Boulder

A middle-aged couple from Oklahoma picked us up. We hopped in the back of their pick-up (Emily's first time riding in the back of a truck!). They were super friendly- offered us sandwiches and checked in to make sure we were doing all right during the ride.

Ride to a better spot

A man named David Holiday and his 10 year old son picked us up. He told us he had just hitchhiked from central Mexico a few months before and thought we were brave.

Boulder → Escalante

Amber, the owner of a local cafe, and her daughter picked us up. A really cool woman!

Capitol Reef National Park → Torrey

A woman on a road trip from California picked us up. She worked as a doctor and had just competed in an Ultimate Frisbee competition

13 July 2018
Caineville → Capitol Reef, Utah, USA 28km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 1 1
Alone family

Mesa Farmer Market, Caineville → Capitol Reef National Park

I waited an hour and a half in the desert sun, watching a storm slowly roll in, before a Mormon family stopped for me. While I was waiting, the cafe owner periodically would come outside and shout across the road "You're still waiting?! Screw 'em!" as cars zipped by. The family who stopped was really nice. The parents rearranged their car to fit me between the various kids. I… (read on in Trip)

08 July 2018
Grand Wash Trailhead, highway 24, Torrey, UT → Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center 7km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 1 Alone single woman family

Hitchhiked from a trailhead home after a beautiful 10 mile hike. A Mormon woman named Cindy picked me up in a minivan, I sat between three of her kids. She has family history in the area and shared anecdotes about her recent ancestors' lives.

26 May 2018
Woodstock → Asheville 320km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 9 3
Two people family single woman single woman police encounter single woman

Canton → Jasper

A couple just going for a drive offered to drive us a ways. It was their 5 year old son's birthday.

Jasper → Blue Ridge

A German woman who lives in Blue Ridge picked us up.

Mineral Bluff → Culberton

Two older conservative women stopped for us. "Are you girls crazy???" They had never picked up hitchhikers before, but felt they had to stop for us.

Culberton → Murphy

Lee, originally from San Antonio, drove us to Murphy on his way to Walmart.

Murphy → Andrews

This man saw us before he went into Walmart and thought "I'll give them a ride if they're still out there when I'm done." We were still out there, so he offered to drive us to the next town over. Ex-army, married with 2 kids. Said he wished more people who claim Christianity actually followed Christ's teachings.

Andrews → Asheville

Brian was awesome! He lives in Asheville and offered us his couch, and gave us many recommendations for what to do in the city. We discussed veganism, feminism, racism, activism, and nonviolent communication.

Blue Ridge → Mineral Bluff

Two women from Tennessee picked us up. Their accents were very distinct! Referred to us as "you'ins" instead of "y'all." Warned us that there is a lot of drug addiction in the area.

Holly Springs → Canton

Another woman drove us to the next town. Talked about fly fishing and owning her own land.

Woodstock → Holly Springs

After standing at the on ramp for 30 minutes, 2 police showed up. The Concerned Citizens of Woodstock had reported 2 teenager girls were trying to hitchhike (we are 24 and 26 years old lol.) The police were cordial with us and wished us luck. After another 30 minutes, a woman named Kathy drove us a few exits up. She works as a cleaner, and said if she wasn't heading to work… (read on in Trip)

02 March 2017
Kyiv, місто Київ, Україна → Вінниця 265km Hitchhiked by Proggeo 3
Two people family

Neutral and silent ride to Zhytomyr

Couple picked us up. They weren't very talkative, so most of the ride we were drinking coffee.

Bread delivery guy with no breaks

Right after we got out from city, we got a ride in 5 minutes. Young man was coming back after delivering bread to shops from bakery. In the middle of trip he told us that "breaks on my truck stopped working today but that's okay". Also he was deeply concerned why we are hitchhiking and not drinking alcohol near local clubs as he does.

Fast ride with family straight to Vinnytsia

Next car who got us was a van with big family in it. They were getting one of kids back to study in Vinnytsia. It was a very nice rida and we would eb glad to spend more time with them but Vinnytsia was waiting for us

04 October 2015
Wahweap Bay, United States → Kanab 112km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 3
Two people single woman RV family single woman

Lake Powell → Hwy 89

A Navajo woman named Rose picked us up while we were hiking out and gave us a short ride to the highway. She works at the lake cleaning boats. A very kind woman!

Hwy 89 North

A family of five picked us up in their RV! It was very cush. They were super nice, had three kids ages 13, 6, and 4. They were on vacation from SLC. They were heading to a slot canyon so they dropped us off on a stretch of desert highway.

hwy 89 → Kanab

Vee picked us up after a two hour wait in the desert! She was from Page, AZ heading to Fredonia, AZ and the most direct way to get there was through Utah. She talked about hunting with a bow and arrow, living in a rural area, and her family.

06 September 2016
Fountain Hills → Payson 101km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 1
Two people family

Sweet family picked us up in a minivan. A father and his two adult daughters (age 21 and 24) heading to Payson for the holiday. The 21 year old was fascinated by hitchhiking and WWOOFing and asked us a lot of questions about our travels.

05 September 2016
Antwerp → Amsterdam 169km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 4
Alone family single woman

German couple with a 5 month old baby

Dutch art curator on her way to visit her father in a nursing home.

15 June 2014
Lake Montezuma → Phoenix 169km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 2
Two people single woman family first time hitchhiking

My first hitchhiking experience!

I was taking a rideshare to Phoenix from Flagstaff when the driver's car broke down. Stranded on the roadside, another passenger named Kayla and I decided to try to hitchhike instead. It worked! We stuck out our thumbs, and an SUV pulled over shortly after. It was a mom and her four kids, driving down to Phoenix to get a tattoo. We were hooked!

09 September 2011
Paris → Ghent 295km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 2
Alone family

An older American man picked me, asked me to help him navigate. Dropped me off at a service station on the A1 near Lille.

A french family with a teenage daughter drove me to Gent.

09 June 2014
Flowing Springs → Canyon De Chelly, Arizona 86503, USA 341km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 8 5
Two people family single woman single woman single woman family single woman single woman

Pine → Strawberry

Didn't like the vibe with this man, we probably shouldn't have taken the ride. Nothing bad happened, but I felt sketched out.

Hwy → Canyon de Chelly Visitor's Center

Young boys (looked too young to be driving) in a pickup. We sat in the back with the two dogs. Martina's hat flew away :(

Flowing Springs Campsite → Pine

A mom in her 30's with tattoos and three girls ages 8,9,10. Had been camping nearby us.

Visitor Center → Junction Restaurant (Chinle)

A woman who was "just going for a drive." Recommended the Junction restaurant for good local food, and dropped us off right where we needed to be… We ate Navajo tacos.

Burnside → Canyon de Chelly (North Rim Hwy)

A Christian Navajo woman who asked me if I believe in the Bible. She said "It seems simple enough to me."

Chinle → Campground at Canyon de Chelly

A family gave us a ride in the bed of their pickup, just as the sun was setting.

Strawberry → Burnside (Navajo Nation)

A lovely woman in her late 20's named Larose picked us up. She is Navajo. We stopped at an outdoor flea market in Dikon, most people were selling stuff out of the trunks of their cars. Bought some Kneel Down bread (good!) and talked with locals. Stopped at her mom's house in Greasewood. She told us about her high school sweetheart, who used to drive his quad across the open… (read on in Trip)

Hwy → Antelope House

A young girl driving quickly to pick up her mom, whose beadwork is destroyed in rain.

28 June 2015
Mesa → Pine 144km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 6 2
Two people single woman family family family family

Payson → Tonto Natural Bridge

A Christian man who had done time in prison. Picked us up in a U-Haul. Offered us lots of help through his church. Told us about some weird spiritual energy on a certain stretch of highway.

Mesa → Fountain Hills

A kind woman from the valley picked us up. She reminisced about hitchhiking with friends as a teenager.

Fountain Hills → Payson

A mother and her 23 year old son with their two dogs

Tonto Natural Bridge → (Up)

After the hike, there were only a handful of cars in the parking lot. We caught a ride in the back of a pickup.

Tonto Natural Bridge → Campsite North of Payson

A sweet latino family, who were worried about dropping us off on the side of the highway with a storm rolling in. We sat in the bed of their truck. They gave us Gatorade.

Tonto Natural Bridge → (Down)

A big family, we squeezed in

27 June 2015
Flagstaff → Red Mountain, Arizona 86001, USA 50km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 3
Two people single woman family

A man in his 70's picked us up on his way to go mushroom picking.

Someone on her way to ski at Snowbowl.

A father and his unschooling son picked us up on their way back from a trash delivery at the dump. They lived in an off-the-grid house hidden away in the wilderness.

26 June 2012
Ajo → Phoenix 180km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 1 1
Two people family

A latino family picked us up, we sat in the back of their pickup

20 March 2016
Żary → Kastoria 2,452km Hitchhiked by Ppaatt1 20
Alone Albanian family problem phone police station

Lost Phone

I left my phone at the car of Albanian family who picked me up. They went to Kastoria, handed over my phone at police station and asked their friend to look for me on the road and driver to Kastoria.

10 December 2015