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Hey /trv/, first time posting here, need some help.
I'm looking to travel from country to country by boat and I have 2 options to do so.
1. Cruise, which will take me there, give me 8 hours to roam around town and then the boat will take me back. ( I plan on just staying there and not going back )
2. A one way ticket, which is 4 times more expensive than a cruise there and back.
This would all be in the Eurozone, should I be worried about taking option number 1?
West Italian Coast
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I'm looking for a cheap, quiet place by the sea to live in for a few months. Low population density, little industry.
I'm considering other places, but to keep things clean, I'm focussing on Italy in this thread.
What do you guys think about these areas? Basically the entire western coast, minus the areas around big cities (that I'm familiar with.)
The coast around Genoa looks the most appealing but also the least affordable - is that a fair assessment?
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Does anybody here having experience hitchhiking in the United States?
I've traveled abroad a lot in the last couple of years and have lived in two different large, international cities. Unfortunately, now that I've decided to shift my focus away from traveling to university up until I finally get my degree, I won't be traveling outside of North America any time soon. I want to try having an adventure over the two-week-long breaks I get before and after summer semester, and hitchhiking out to New York City or the Rocky Mountains sounds like it could be fun. The alternative is driving up north in my state to go solo hiking and fishing, but I'd like to try doing something different.
My concern is that hitchhiking in the US simply won't be effective. When I thumbed my way around Iceland, hitched in Turkey, and did the same from London to Istanbul, I often saw other travelers doing the same thing, either on the side of the road or at service stations... however, I can't remember the last time I've seen a hitchhiker in the United States. Everybody here has a car, so folks who don't and have to hitchhike are regarded as bums. I guess I just have a hard time imagining that I'd be picked up. I'm also worried that basically everybody who sees me will call the cops.
I've looked at Hitchwiki (obviously) and the descriptions for different states, with few exceptions, tend to be rather ambiguous. Does anyone here have experience hitching in the United States? How long do you think it'd take to get from mid-Michigan to New York City or the Rockies? Any tips or tricks? I'll post pictures if I wind up doing this.
Here's a picture of a spot I got stuck at for an hour and a half while hitchhiking in Iceland.