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I have been wanting to hitchhike on my trip and I keep chickening out and end up taking the bus which costs so much money. I think I may try it in Austin but I'm trying to go east. Would you say hitching south to San Antonio then east in I-10 a good idea?
 
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beginnavagabond

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I'm not sure what's independently owned. But truck stops are a good place to catch a ride. I've always had good luck.

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I just read that Oklahoma is a hard state to hitch in. What are your thoughts on that? Do you think truck stops would be a better place there?
 

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Not sure about the state, but generally you can get at ride at most gas station. Can be a bit engaging, but if you feel like it you can even go and talk to the people (works a lot more with truckies in my experience, rad people don't really like that you come across them).

However, if it's your first time hitch-hiking and you have a hard time putting yourself on it, it can be easier just to be at the exit of the stop or station with a sign that states where you wanna go. then it's not really up to you any more, so, feel confident :)

Also, what I was doing when I started hitch-hiking and chickened out, I would always start like early, having the bus as a plan B, later on in the day. That somehow calmed me you know ? I was just giving it a try, and knew I would eventually get there. And...guess what ? I've never taken the bus on those days ^^
 

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