“The live travel journal of a perpetual pilgrim as she, equipped with backpack, blog and her sense of Wonder, continues to wander aimfully across the continents…”

The Dromomaniac
“The science and philosophy of traveling one way all over the world with a minimal amount of money and why it’s worthwhile to do so…”

Acrobat of the Road
“Round the world hitch-hiking expedition, aimed to portray and document world hospitality…”

Open Destination
Inspiring solo female hitchhiker who has been traveling since 2010 and hitchhiked alone through North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

Adventurous Kate
“I encourage women to take the plunge and travel solo!  Despite what you may think, solo travel for women can be safe, fun, and incredibly exhilarating…”

Hitch the World
Hitchhiking and vagabonding in Latin America since 2009

Peace Pilgrim
A woman who spent 28 years walking penniless across the country as pilgrimage

One Million Acts of Kindness
I’ve run into this guy and his bus twice now—in Savannah, GA and Boulder, CO.

Daniel Suelo – Living Without Money
“I’ve been living without a cent to my name since the autumn of 2000…”

This Woman Traveled Across the Country for Free Using Only Social Media
Boston to San Francisco relying only on the kindness of strangers and the electronic networks that now tie us all together

Pico Iyer – Why We Travel (essay)
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.

People Making Beautiful Things

LuNaMoPoLiS / Motopoiesis
America’s No. 1 Site for Lunar Poetics / Tootles Methuselah

.to go
A tale of striking out alone & learning to dance with fear

The Smile Journal
Just a Gal Collectin’ Faces, Places, & Smiles

Miles Over Matter
A site about running, running your life, and other stuff, in that order.

The Nicest Place on the Internet
A nice place to visit on days like today

External Resources

“A collaborative project to build a free guide for hitchhikers…”

“Hitchhiking and road travel portal with stories, advice articles, photos, interviews, forums and rideboard…”
“Freegans are people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources…”

“The collaborative world wide guide of creating value from trash!  It is written for and by dumpster divers, freegans and others of such kind…”

Food Not Bombs
“Recovers and shares free vegan or vegetarian food with the public without restriction in over 1,000 cities around the world to protest war, poverty and the destruction of the environment…”

Squat the Planet
“An online community for anarchists, activists, hobos, migrant punks, intentional communities, and other unconventional adventurers…”
“Rainbow Family Gatherings are made up of a loose international affiliation of individuals who have a common goal of trying to achieve peace and love on Earth…”

“A volunteer-based worldwide network connecting travelers with members of local communities, who offer free accommodation and/or advice…”

WWOOF – World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms
“In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles…”

“Volunteer work in exchange for free accommodation and food on farms, backpacker hostels, lodges, horse stables and even sailing boats…”

Find a Crew
“The world’s largest online marine crew & boat network…”


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