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Raise your thumb

A low-cost booking-free adventure is waiting for you

by Umberto Zeverini

What do we look for when we go for a journey? Adventures? Incredible places? Interesting

meetings, maybe? Even if all these things are framed in the concept of hitchhiking, when we get the proposal of a “thumbing” trip, a concern comes first.

Marvin and Arthur Dent hitchhiking in the space. Picture from the movie The hitchhiker’s guide to galaxy directed by Garth Jennings © wallpaperup.com

The hitchhiking is an alternative mean of trans-

idea. The life of the hitchhikers is full of snag. But portation that people have been practising since this is part of the adventure. the dawn of time. This practice started in the USA and during the 70s had its golden age. However, Before going in the middle of the street and nowadays it isn’t a popular way of travelling since start waving your thumb is important to study having a car has become standard and public something, namely the right spot where to hitchhike. Nowadays it is not so difficult to find it betransportation is more affordable to people. cause fortunately, some useful mobile apps do Go hitchhiking isn’t easy as taking the bus, of the work for us. However, some of the right spots course. Indeed it is a process that includes dif- are gas stations, toll roads or areas before the ferent phases. The first step is the same as al- on-ramps to the highways. All the preparation ways: prepare the luggage. You won’t carry a process is an emotional climax that becomes trolley with you. The best option is undoubtedly a stronger after every phase. While drawing the backpack. Taking a sleeping bag with you, a can- destination sign, you can already enjoy the taste teen and maybe an umbrella is always a good of the journey.

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