Hitchhiker Blogs His Journey Across the U.S.




Don’t panic: Matthew Karsten doesn’t want to kill you

(Not that there was any suspicion — the 32-year-old travel writer has one of the most affable-looking mug shots on Twitter.)

When you’re a driver picking up randos on the side of the road, though, it’s a reassurance worth repeating

Karsten, affability and all, just completed a trek across the United States, from the coast of Oregon to the shores of Maryland. The kicker: He hitchhiked the entire journey — 36 total rides — in cars and trucks, a Big Rig and a speed boat. He even flew via airplane at one point

He documented the entire trip with photos and up-to-date entries on his travel blog, Expert Vagabond Read more…

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