Best hitchhiking blogs on the Internet

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Best Hitchhiking Blogs on the Web

It seems that nowadays everyone and his uncle has a travel blog. Hitchhiking blogs are less common and slightly more difficult to find. Here we present you with a handy list of good and active hitchhiking blogs that we encourage you follow.

Since hitchhiking is an unofficial means of transport, it is important to get the first-hand perspectives, tips and accounts of people who’ve been doing it for years. Therefore if you want to start hitch-hiking, we recommend reading about it on blogs, run by people who know the business well.

The Stupid Foreigner blog
The Stupid Foreigner

Language: English
Countries he specialises in: Turkey, Thailand and Brazil…
Run by: Dan Norris (UK)
Dan has been hitchhiking around the world for 9 years now on a budget as low as €5-10 per day. He is an expert on hitching, couchsurfing, camping and WWOOFing. His website is full of handy tips to help you get budget travelling around the world.

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Autostopem przez życie blog
Autostopem przez życie

Language: Polish
Countries he specialises in: China, Georgia, Kazakhstan…
Run by: Przemek Skokowski (Poland)
Probably the most famous Polish hitchhiker. He is a real media personality and on his blog you will find interesting tales from the road as well as ingenious travel projects that helped him gain popularity. He is preparing to publish his first book soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

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You Are All Tourists blog
You Are All Tourists

Language: English
Countries she specialises in: Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Russia, Pakistan
Run by: Ilham Bint Sirin
Some of the best moments she has passed were drinking mint tea with the goat and camel herders in the Mauritanian dessert; discussing politics with human rights activists in Tehran, and simple punk concerts in the squats of Poland.
In this austere-looking blog you won’t find photos, travel guides and recipes but it’s full of gripping and daring stories from the road. The best of its kind.

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A Girl And Her Thumb blog
A Girl and Her Thumb

Language: English
Countries she specialises in: Turkey, Armenia, Spain, Germany and Greece
Run by: Jo Magpie (UK)
Jo has been vagabonding around the world since 2009 and has hitchhiked in many European countries. On her blog you will find gripping tales from the road and tasty recipes she’s learnt while travelling.

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Hitchhiking Around the World
Kolem Sveta Stopem

Language: English, Czech
Countries he specialises in: the whole world
Run by: Pavel Klega (CZ)

At the end of August 2014 Pavel is setting of on a round-the-world hitchhiking trip that will take him 3 years to accomplish. By doing this trip Pavel aims to want to demonstrate that it is possible to travel with little money. He intends to show that the world is not as bad and dangerous as we tend to think and inspire others to stop postponing their travel plans and start to fulfil their dreams. He will share his journey through his blog and a monthly newsletter full of stories, pictures and videos.


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Przez Kontynenty blog
Przez Kontynenty

Language: Polish
Countries they specialise in: Europe, Siberian Russia, China
Run by: Maciej Szarski & friends (Poland)

An interesting blog written by a group of friends who are currently hitchhiking their way round the world. They started in Europe and after over 200 days they’ve got to Australia, and they are still going. Join them on their journey as they have plenty of interesting stories to tell and tons of lovely pictures to show!

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Roadharma blog
Roadharma

Language: English
Countries he specialises in: Armenia, Russia, China, Philippines…
Run by: Arty Om (Armenia)
The blog is an account of Arty’s travels (Armenia, Siberia, China, Kazakhstan, Southeast Asia, Russia, Ukraine and Moldova) and his life on the road. Very intriguing character with a witty style and riveting stories. You will also find there plenty of well-taken photographs and interesting facts about Armenia.

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What Do I Travel For blog
What Do I Travel For?

Language: bilingual posts in English and Portuguese
Countries he specialises in: Ireland, France and Brazil…
Run by: Hector Cortez (Brazil)
Hector writes bilingual posts about his expat life and his hitchhiking experiences. He is also a savvy Couchsurfer.

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Hitchhike America blog
Hitchhike America

Language: English
Countries he specialises in: USA
Run by: Tim Shey (USA)
Tim has been hitchhiking the United States for 16 years. He’s got BA in English Literature and has had two books on hitchhiking published. In his posts hitchhiking is intermingled with religion as he is a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.

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Road Less Travelled
Road Less Traveled

Language: English
Countries she specialises in: Morocco, Turkey, France…
Run by: Ewelina Lucy (Poland)
Brave independent female hitch-hiker, who’s travelled across Europe and Northern Africa. What she cherishes most “is the opportunity to get to know people she might have otherwise never met; to talk with locals that live along the roads she hitchhikes; to discover places that have not yet became attractions spoiled by hordes of tourists, to practise all four foreign languages she speaks”. She is also an experienced Couchsurfer and Dumpster-Diver.

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Nasze Ślady blog
Nasze Ślady

Language: Polish (English version soon)
Countries they specialise in: Scandinavia, Hungary
Run by: Paulina & Walentyna (Poland)
Two positive and creative girls writing about their hitchhiking and backpacking trips. Their blog is full of interesting budget travel guides that will help you visit the world on a shoestring. You will also find beautiful pictures and travel videos. It’s a relatively new blog (less than 1 year old) but it looks very promising. Check it out!

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Dwa Plecaki blog
Dwa Plecaki

Language: Polish, soon English
Countries they specialise in: The Balkans, Turkey.
Run by: Kinga & Wojtek (Poland)

Stories that you will find on this blog prove you can travel against all odds, such as limited time and money, and serve as an inspiration for others to open up for new experiences waiting outside the comfort zone. Kinga and Wojtek are driven by insatiable curiosity for unfamiliar places and unknown people who might turn into lifelong friends. They prefer to hitch-hike, but they also say yes to cheap flights, atmospheric trains and crowded buses.

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Hitcheast blog
Hitcheast

Language: English
Countries he specialises in: former Soviet Union
Run by: Jans (NL)

Hitcheast is a blog documenting Jans’ journey from Europe to Central Asia along the E40 international road.

If you’re curious what day-to-day hitchhiking in the countries of the former Soviet Union is like, make sure you follow this blog full of interesting stories from the road.

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Jak na cesty - blogJak na Cesty

Language: Czech, soon English
Countries he specialises in: Asia, Middle East, Africa.
Run by: Vit Lastovka (Czech Republic)

Jak na cesty is a blog abundant in practical tips and motivation to help you start travelling further and embark on a life full of adventures. Follow Vit’s blog if you are curious what it’s like to hitchhike in Africa. During his newest travel project he will try to hitch across the whole continent, visiting both the east and the west coasts.

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World Wide Hitchhiker blog

World Wide Hitchhiker

Language: English
Countries he specialises in: Europe
Run by: Bogdan Budai (Romania)

Bogdan is a passionate hitchhiker, photographer and hiker. He is curious about the world and his tight budget doesn’t stop him from discovering new places and travelling. Before setting off for his European hitchhiking trip he had never been abroad, but he has been travelling for a year now and has visited 10 European countries. On his blog you will find gripping stories from the road, food & drink reviews and you can even get a story written especially for you if you “buy” Bogdan a day. Intrigued? Check out his blog!

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The Hitchhike Interviews

The Hitchhike Interviews

Language: English
Countries he specialises in: USA
Run by: Ben Eppard (USA)

Ben Eppard is a writer, designer, and musician. Until recently, he was the Director of Communications for Madison House, the student volunteer centre at the University of Virginia. He’s taking a break from “professional life” to work on a couple of creative projects that have “stacked up,” while he’s been working. One of those is The Hitchhike Interviews – an inquiry into why people help others (via hitchhiking) and a collection of their stories. We found Ben’s blog very interesting and the approach he’s taken is certainly  unique, since we are used to hearing the other side of the story (why people hitchhike and their feats on the road). Ben’s blog gives the other perspective and shows why people pick hitchhikers up.

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Hitching It
Hitching.it

Language: English
Countries they specialises in: North America
Run by: Mack Craipley (Thumb_Away)

Hitching.it is a new platform managed by a group of Digihitch.com users that are stoked on sharing hitchhiker culture. Their focus is to encourage shoestring travellers and digital nomads to share advice and stories of adventure by regularly featuring authors on the front page – literally anyone can submit articles or video to be showcased on the site.

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Swiata Penetracja blog
Świata Penetracja

Language: Polish / English (you can choose)
Countries he specialises in: Indonesia
Run by: Paweł (Poland)

Paweł is a smiley, optimistic guy with a powerful sense of humour, who loves good beats, photography, mountains and who plays the ukulele. Over the last two years he has hitchhiked more than 20 thousand kilometers on a very tight student budget. He has visited quite a few countries including Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia and many more. Travelling by thumb became his way of life and it gave him freedom and self-confidence. In 2012 he received a 1-year study scholarship from  the Indonesian Embassy. On his blog you will find many interesting stories and photos from this period of his life.

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Outside Your World blog
Outside Your World

Language: English
Countries he specialises in: Europe
Run by: Stephen K. (Canada)
Steve has been travelling since 2011 when he decided to quit the army in favour of travelling. His blog covers hitchhiking tales, experiences and reflections. There is also a small section treating travel gear.
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Waiguorenzaishanghai blog
Waiguoren zai Shanghai

Language: mostly Polish, sometimes English
Countries she specialises in: China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand…
Run by: Oktawia Kromer (Poland)
Oktawia is a 22 year old Polish hitchhiker who has been travelling by thumb since 2012. Curious, optimistic and daring, these are only a few words that describe Oktawia. Ask her anything about China as she did her work-placement in Shanghai and knows the city well.

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Podróżuj i Żyj blog
Podróżuj i Żyj

Language: Polish (English in the future)
Countries he specialises in: Russia, Georgia, UK.
Run by: Tomek (Poland)

Interesting blog written by a Polish student who has visited 31 countries on four continents and still counting. He doesn’t only hitchhike but always chooses the cheapest way of travelling possible. Join him as he ventures round the world, discovering new places on a very tight budget.

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De Sur a Sur blog. Best hitchhiking blogs on the internet

De Sur A Sur

Language: Spanish

Countries they specialise in: Argentina, Europe

Run by: Florencia and Sebastian (Argentina)

In February 2014 Florencia and Sebastian started their 10-month hitchhiking adventure around Europe. Follow their blog if you like well written road stories (in Spanish) and stunning photos from all around the continent.
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Puneet Sahani blog
Puneet Sahani

Language: English
Countries he specialises in: Europe, India
Run by: Puneet Sahani (India)

Puneet has been thumbing extensively for the last five years, criss-crossing around 40 countries and tramping more kilometres than the the circumference of earth, four times over. Invariably alone, not spending a dime on accommodation (be it -20C outside), never paying for or refusing a ride, without using a map or a direction sign. Puneet is a colourful person and his blog is an interesting mix of hitchhiking stories, well-written essays on politics, culture & sex, and poetry.

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Vai La Cara - blog
Vai lá cara

Language: Polish
Countries he specialises in: Portugal, Brazil
Run by: Tony Kososki (Poland)

Tony is a young and curious student and hitchhiker from Poland doing his Erasmus in Portugal. He has already covered over 30,000 km by thumb but his dream is to cross the magic “equator” (40,000 km) marker. Tony is soon going to Brazil to volunteer for the World Cup 2014, so follow his adventures as he hits the road.

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Na Rozdrozu - blog
Na Rozdrożu

Language: Polish
Countries she specialises in: Ireland, Balkans
Run by: Magda Chmura (Poland)

The great road tales and positive energy which beam from this blog will certainly inspire you to do crazy things! Magda has worked on an oyster farm in Ireland, slept in a barn in the Polish mountains, sailed on a ship and hitchhiked across Europe! This year she will face the Balkans, so follow her adventures as she goes.

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Realizuj blog
Realizuj

Language: Polish
Countries she specialises in: Portugal, Spain, Poland
Run by: Daria (Poland)

Daria is a young optimistic hitchhiker from Poland. When she’s not travelling, she organises music workshops in Kołobrzeg, Poland. She plays the guitar, drums, bass and she also sings, helping young people discover their passion and follow their dreams. She has hitchhiked mainly in Europe and has particularly been fascinated by Spain and Portugal. On her blog you will find photos and descriptions of her trips and adventures, as well as some tips on how she prepares for her trips.

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Misja Azja blog
Misja: Azja

Language: bilingual posts in Polish and English
Countries she specialises in: Europe
Run by: Kasia (Poland)
Kasia ia a young Polish backpacker, hitch-hiker and couchsurfer, fascinated by other countries and cultures. On her blog you will find very personal accounts of her preparation for her next trip to Asia.

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