A man and woman hitchhiking near Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1936, photograph by Walker Evans
A typical hitchhiker's gesture

Hitchhiking (also known as thumbing, autostop or hitching) is a means of transportation that is gained by asking individuals, usually strangers, for a ride in their car or other vehicle. The ride is usually, but not always, free.

Nomads have also used hitchhiking as a primary mode of travel for the better part of the last century, and continue to do so today.[1][2]

  1. ^ "Hitch The World | ...indefinite vagabond travel".
  2. ^ "Velabas – Travel Narrative and Drawings from Hitchhiking Around the World".

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