Ever considered going on a hitchhiking adventure? This is how to keep it fun.
Pick a Good Spot
Help the cars stop for you and stand at a spot where it is safe, legal, and easy to stop, and where the speed is relatively low.
You don’t need to dress formal but if you look clean and tidy people will feel more comfortable letting them into their space.
Patience, But Not Too Much
Be patient but know when to call it a day and move to another spot and don’t get in a car that feels wrong just because it’s been a long wait.
Keep It Happy
This is good for you, but also will make people want to stop for you. Have a happy song in your head and a positive attitude.
Once in the car be present, don’t spend the entire trip staring at your phone. Prepare some conversation topics and anecdotes to share with the drivers.
If you can contribute gas money, and if you have food share it.
Have a Destination, But Be Flexible
It’s good to know where you’re going, but wait to hear where the driver is heading, perhaps it’s a better idea!
Read the Room
If the dynamic isn’t fun, make up an excuse to be dropped off sooner. This will help both you and the driver.
Don’t Hitchhike If It Scares You
Bottom line, hitchhiking isn’t for everyone. Only do it if it’s fun.