8 Essential Tips for Hitchhikers That You Absolutely Must Know ...


Thumbing a lift isn’t everyone’s best idea of travelling but by following some essential tips for hitchhikers, you can have some great (and cheap) experiences. Our image of hitchhiking has been colored by movies, which seem to tell us that 99% of drivers who give lifts to hitchhikers are crazed lunatics and serial killers. Sure, there are nutters out there, but in the main, lifts are offered by genuinely nice people without ulterior motive. Follow these essential tips for hitchhikers and you’ll meet some interesting characters and reach your destination safely.

1. Trust Your Instincts

One of the best tips for hitchhikers is to learn to trust your instincts. If a situation feels off, makes you feel nervous, or your inner anxiety meter is going through the roof then don’t get into the car or get out immediately of the ride you are travelling in. If the situation has already got to the point where you feel scared, don’t even ask to stop, just say you are going to be sick and as the door opens, get out and run as far as you can.

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