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Asheville, Augusta and down to Savannah

I woke up on a couch in the middle of a spacious warehouse somewhere in Asheville, North Carolina. I'd met an artist at a beer bar the…

Hitchhiking to Nashville and Asheville

Leaving town I had several things on my mind. I was off to link up with a girl I'd never met to travel somewhere undecided after I cou…

Bloomington Beer Fest With Marilyn

As if Marilyn herself wasn't enough of an attraction, she dangled the coming Bloomington Craft Beer Festival in front of me as bait to…

Hitching through Boise, Salt Lake and Fort Collins to Indiana

After a stint in California it was about time for me to start heading towards Indiana for a lady and a beer festival, but not before havin…

California Cruising

Getting from Phoenix to California only took two rides, one from a concrete worker a few miles and the bulk of it from a guy heading to LA…

Santa Fe Loving, Unknown Murder and Kissing Strangers

Marilyn and I arrived in the Santa Fe by night, returning the rental car she'd driven from Colorado and used to scoop me up an hour ea…

Avoiding God's Gun On Route To Santa Fe

We rode just over the Mississippi river in the early morning across from Memphis where Nick dropped me off and turned back to town. I'…

Slingshot to Indiana and Memphis After Northeast Holidays

Christmas and New Years went as they typically do when I make it the northeast. Family meals and catching up, tasty beer runs with my brot…

Winter Hitchhiking Trip From Vegas to NYC

No longer anchored to the boat, I was on a new path. The idea was to return to the boat, but I somehow knew that it wouldn't work out l…

The End of The Boat and Banned From Nevada (Doree Days - Part 7)

Fitting that my days aboard the Doree and my Las Vegas adventures would all come to a halt at the same time. Both of them were about upsid…

Back on Board (Doree Days - Part 6)

After a hiatus up north, it was time to head back to the boat in the harbor by Newport Beach. I caught a ride with my friend to Elk Grove …

Needed Break on a Road to Greener Pastures (Doree Days - Part 5)

It was time to take a break from the big boat for a familiar harvest time trip to Northern California. Other than the year prior to this o…

A Little Lovin' (Doree Days - Part 4)

We just finished our second layer of painting when I got word Marilyn had arrived to the dock. I buzzed the dinghy over to shore, scooped h…

Tides Begin To Change (Doree Days - Part 3)

Jake had become depressed, mindlessly staring into nothingness as the boat gently rocked back and forth. Ever since he drowned his phone h…

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

I'll get back to catching up on my stories this week, but one reason I've been behind (besides some pretty solid travel lately) is…

Boat Life Begins with Bottles and Sanding (Doree Days - Part 2)

Bottles of booze, chipped paint, cigars and nights on fire - so began my days on the boat.

I'd just arrived on the Doree, a big sailbo…

Arriving on the Boat (Doree Days - Part 1)

The Doree, an 80 foot long steel sailboat floating in the harbor between the Newport Beach peninsula and Balboa Island, my temporary float…

Slipping into the Gorge for Dave Matthews Weekend

Aaron told me Dave at the Gorge was the greatest thing the world had to offer and demanded I sneak in to join the fun, beer included. Fine…

Hiking a Section of the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington

I took one last look down the river from my position on the interstate bridge in Montana, my friends still jumping, swinging and dropping …

Swinging Through Montana From Bozeman to Bridges

Already in one beautiful part of the country, Jackson Hole, it was time to move to another, Montana. To hitchhike from Jackson to Bozeman …

Hiking and Enjoying Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole, a breath taking sanctuary who's mountains and rivers remind you how incredible our world is. I'd just hitchhiked the…

Hitching from Indiana to Jackson Hole, "How 'bout some sex?"

Marilyn dropped me off outside of Bloomington after having spent several great days together there. The goal now was to get from where I s…

First Time in Bloomington

I got my fix of the northeast, New York City and all, it was time again to head westbound. The west is always calling, sometimes louder th…

Another 4th of July Visit to the Northeast

New York City, the last place I paid rent and held down a job, that was 2007. This was 2012, five years almost to the day since I'd fi…

Sparking Summer with California to New York Hitchhiking Adventure

Right on the summer solstice I was in Southern California having just spent a few days with my brother brewing a couple batches of beer. I…

Cruising Around California - Meth, Weed, DMT and Beer

After a beer filled couple weeks in Bend I was ready for the road again, time to dip into California. My Bend friend dropped me south of t…

Bender in Oregon

Too many people told me to go to Bend to ignore, this was my next destination. I'd just hitched up from California to the northern Was…

Keg Hunt and Odd Job Cash in Leavenworth, Washington

I woke up in a trailer in the barn, still blissed out from the night and day before. I'd come to Washington to see a girl, this was br…

Fleeting Springtime Love in The Northwest

After a few days of hitchhiking up from California I'd arrived at a market on Whidbey Island in northwestern Washington. A free island…

Free Again and Rocketing Up The West By Thumb

After an unexpected few days in Jail, I was back in the wild of California, free bird instead of jailbird. My brother had come to scoop me…

A Few Days in a California Jail

The day started early and went along like many an ideal hitchhiking day has in the past, even into the night like a dream with travel magi…

Summary of My Adventure With Bridget, All Stories and Videos

All together I spent four months traveling around with Bridget, a girl I'd met in Australia earlier that year. She flew into Los Angel…

Final Days With Bridget Back in the USA

Bridget, Barry and I rolled out of the Mexican beach paradise in an American direction. All together Bridget and I had spent about a month…

Last Trip in Baja

Bridget and I had spent close to a month in Baja, hitching all the way down to Cabo and had now began coming back north towards the US aga…

Revisiting and Meeting New Baja Friends

We woke up in our sleeping bags to Jon whistling, the guy who'd picked us up the evening before when we started hitchhiking out of La …

A Brief Time in La Paz

We caught a ride out of Cabo Pulmo from a local worker there back out towards the main road. Bridget and I stuck our thumbs out again from…

Cabo Pulmo Beach Camping

A couple from Phoenix named Bill and Tommy picked us up out of Cabo, they were heading north and doing a driving loop for the day. We'…

Working Cabo's Timeshare System

We walked down the beach, worldly possessions on back, shoes dangling from hands, ever so southbound. We'd just spent the past couple …

Charlie's Chocolates Towards Baja's Bottom

After a short stint in Mulege, Bridget and I were back on the road heading further south down the Baja peninsula. A local gave us a short …

A Stop in Mulege

We walked through the arch on into Mulege, stopping into the first restaurant on our right. After a bit of confusion, we managed to use th…

Falling Further Down Baja

Jessie dropped Bridget and I off back at the main road, ready to continue south into Baja. Jessie was a guy who'd picked us up days ea…

Entering Mexico With Bridget

Bridget and I walked across the border without detection, suddenly we were just in Mexico having only casually walked through a gate. No o…

The Last Of The US Before Mexico

After touring around Arizona with Bridget, we began heading south towards the Mexican border. We'd spent the last few days in Sedona a…

Mystical Arizona

After a morning catching up with my good friend Molly in Phoenix, a quick hike to a view point and back, Bridget and I were once again alo…

Hitchhiking From New Orleans to Arizona

We'd spent more than a week in New Orleans, it was certainly time to get moving. All told, Bridget and I had been traveling together f…

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