If you haven’t caught our recent article on the safety of hitchhiking, well by all means, give it a gander.
We’ve also put together the following list of resources and great reads for, on and about hitchhiking for those interested.
Hitchhiking, real life tales and advice on how to score a ride.
Bernd Wechner‘s plethora of information on hitching, from guides to research papers to well, just about everything.
An Informal History of Hitchhiking, for those of you who prefer paperbacks.
Speaking of which, of course Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is considered the epic premiere book on the subject, but I prefer Tom Robbins’ Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Sissy Hankshaw is a hero.
Hitchhiking Translator, for quickly learning simple phrases in various languages useful to a hithhiker.
Wikitravel has a pretty great guide for hitchhiking various countries, including how popular it is, likelihood of getting a ride, tips, and whether you’re expected to pay or not. Hitchwiki also has a guide to which states in the US are legal to hitch in and more of that type of info.
And finally, Jo Magpie blogs about hitchhiking through Europe right here on Wand’rly. She’s been to over 30 countries in the past ten years, all by thumb.