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Hitchhiking in Europe under the age of 18

I did a bit of unaccompanied traveling in the EU when I was your age. (But I've never hitchhiked.) Legal aspects As EU/Schengen citizens both of you are entitled to travel quite freely in all these ...
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Which US states have criminalized hitchhiking?

It varies from state to state. Some are legal for it to be done on the shoulder of the road. (green) Others off the travelled part of the road (eg stand in grass). (yellow) Others - completely ...
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Sleeping options when under 18 and travelling solo

If you're underage, confirm in advance with the locations you'll be traveling. Couch surfing is out of the picture if you're using couchsurfing.com, since being under 18 violates the terms of service. ...
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Which US states have criminalized hitchhiking?

Delaware Source: DEL CODE § 4147 New Jersey Source: 39:4-59 Nevada Source: NRS 484B.297 Idaho Source: 49-709 Utah Source: 41_04117 Note: federal laws supersede state laws, and the federal ...
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Sleeping options when under 18 and travelling solo

It might only solve a part of your problem, but there are plenty of camping sites in Sweden and Norway, where you have at least access to usually very decent sanitary installations (toilets and ...
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Hitchhiking in Europe under the age of 18

You need a written statement from your guardian telling that you are allowed to travel without supervision in Croatia. I was a leader for the Swedish Explorer Belt in Croatia this year (2016). We ...
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Hitchhiking in Europe under the age of 18

You generally need no special paperwork. You do need to appear mature, clean, have travel means and plans (e.g., an ID, a small bit of provable money, have some rough plans around duration of stay in ...
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How many cars/day pass over route F35 Kjölur in September?

I checked the website Tor-Einar linked frequently throughout summer and autumn, and (from memory) found: July-mid August: 100–150 per day Late August, early September: 60–120 per day mid-late ...
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What can increase the chance of hitching a ride?

You will increase the chances of hitching a ride if you indicate that you want or need one. The easiest way of doing so is the thumb up sign. This is not begging, this is showing intention. An other ...
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How many cars/day pass over route F35 Kjölur in September?

The Icelandic Road And Coastal Administration operates several weather and traffic counting stations and publish the data on their web site. The nearest station is in Kolka, close to Blöndulón a bit ...
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Sleeping options when under 18 and travelling solo

Another possibility for accommodation is youth hostelling. Youth hostels are per-country networks of (typically) non-profit hostels (eg Scotland's and Norway's), federated into an international ...
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From which point near the NSW/QLD border does it become legal for pedestrians to walk along the M1 (Pacific Highway)?

From which point near the NSW/QLD border does it become legal for pedestrians to walk along the M1 (Pacific Highway)? From which point do I change my clock? Really you'd have to guess a bit, but I'd ...
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Hitchhiking through Germany

As somebody who is a very active hitchhiker in Germany and Europe, I feel like I should add a couple of things that have not yet been mentioned – especially for people who stumble upon this now. ...
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Hitchhiking in Europe under the age of 18

I'm usually not a fan of anecdotal evidence, but as most posts here don't really post anything else, here are my thoughts. I've hitchhiked a lot in Europe (Germany, France, Netherlands, Poland, ...
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How bad is the rainy season in the Peru highlands?

It appears you are somewhat confused. Summer in Peru is December to March, so those months are the warmest throughout the country, that being the southern hemisphere. Peru is not very much south of ...
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Sleeping options when under 18 and travelling solo

Please pay no attention to all the "you're only 16" crap. Just do it. Scandinavia is very safe, especially if you're blond. check if the driver isn't drunk, which is a pretty rare occurrence there, ...
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Hitchhiking in Europe under the age of 18

Just a small legal aspect: in Italy hitchiking is not allowed anywhere on controlled-access highways (usually "autostrade" in local language, but not always; on all autostrade hitchiking is forbidden, ...
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Hitchhiking in Europe under the age of 18

I did not hitch-hike long distances yet, but I did the occasional shorter distance (e.g. if I missed my bus home and would have had to wait forever for the next) as a minor in Germany. And I have also ...
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Long Distance Hitchhiking - General Question

I usually don't use a signs in my hands, but rather than that I just thumb up and most of the times it works. In this case when you are not holding a sign you are giving a chance to all cars to stop ...
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Long Distance Hitchhiking - General Question

'What are the chances': Impossible to say. Probably, if he's going in the general direction and is ok with picking up hikers, the chance of him stopping is good. 'Would it increase my chances if...': ...
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Hitchhiking through Native American reservations

I'm not aware of any such laws, except insofar as they are inherited. It's illegal to hitchhike on an Interstate highway (freeway), and that wouldn't be any different. There may be some, however, and ...
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Are there ferries between Spain and Morocco that charge per car and not per passenger?

You can't travel in a car without a ticket that will identify you. The shipping companies in Spain charge both per traveller and car. You have to pay for your ticket and the car is added as a plus, ...
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How to make the best use of signs while hitchiking?

Firstly, I should say that success while hitchhiking is hard to measure, due to the many factors involved (and chaos). People who never use signs will insist they aren't needed. Those that always ...
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How to make the best use of signs while hitchiking?

If you are on an easy hitch-hiking route, and you don't want to go halfway, a sign is critical. For example, if you just spent a weekend on Martha's Vinyard and need to get back Boston, it is very ...
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Is it realistic to hope for a hitchhike to Werribbe Gorge State Park from Bacchus Marsh/Darley?

I'm not aware of any public transport options other than what you've suggested. Hitching is possible, but you need the right circumstance for people to take time to stop and give you a lift. On the ...
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Looking to catch a ride from Idaho falls to Sacramento, can anyone help get me going?

That's 750 miles between two "minor" cities. You can try carpooling sites like https://www.blablacar.co.uk/ https://www.carpoolworld.com/ . BlaBla car works well in Europe between major ...
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Is there a feasible way to combine hitchhiking and CouchSurfing?

I hate to be discouraging, but I personally find using Couchsurfing.org while hitchhiking generally not worth the effort: First of all, since you can't guarantee an arrival date, you need to find a ...
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Sleeping options when under 18 and travelling solo

There is another community besides 'couchsurfing.com' for the exact same thing, hospitalityclub.org, where you can register and offer/ask for place to stay. There are also a lot of groups on ...
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Are there rest areas along Thai motorways?

While there may not be many official resting places, there are PTT gas stations, which are the go-to stops for those making road trips in Thailand (and beyond?, can't say from experience but they're ...
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