The desire to travel is a fundamental part of human nature, inherited, perhaps, from our nomadic ancestors. Today, many people who yearn to travel probably don't - limited, in their minds, by a lack of money, a fear of the unknown, or a perceived lack of freedom. In past generations, travellers like Jack Kerouac and Laurie Lee left their homes with only the change in their pockets. And yet today we believe that even "budget" travelling has to cost hundreds of dollars. The truth is, you could walk out of your door right now with whatever money you happen to have and probably be able to travel for a year or more.
"Rules of Thumb" is a detailed guide to the age-old art of travelling without much cash. Written by a long-term hitch-hiker with many thousands of miles of experience, this book is filled with valuable advice about how to hitch-hike and live on the road. You will learn how to:
- Hitch-hike with maximum safety, comfort, and enjoyment
- Pack your bag with the right equipment
- Find good places to camp outside
- Eat healthy and delicious meals with very little cooking equipment
- Earn money as you go
- Volunteer for food and shelter
- Manage risk and minimise vulnerability as a traveller
- Adapt to the many different situations you'll find yourself in on the road
- Trade a little discomfort for a lot of adventure
If you're interested in meeting strange and wonderful people from all over the world, really experiencing the places in which you travel, and spending as little as possible doing it - then this is the travel guide for you.
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