Just read this interesting New York Times interview with Ben Bachelder a contributor to Personally, I would never consider hitchhiking because I’m a big wussy, but would you? Sounds like a great adventure, huh?

Q: First things first. Is hitchhiking dangerous?

A: Yes. But I’ve got to qualify that. It’s dangerous in the sense that you’re putting your life, your trust, in someone else’s hands. But that could also be said for a lot of other things: like your trusting that the cars are going to stop at a stop sign when you’re crossing the street; your trusting that the pilots are not going to fall asleep at the stick of the plane…

Check out the full interview here.

Additional Reading and Resources Hitchhiking, backpacking & Budget Travel worldwide hitchhikers agency

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide- Douglas Adams (Book)