I put a big announcement on the side of the Maggie Van II saying more or less that I am the world longest perpetual traveler. In a way, it is a challenge, I want to beat the bushes to find other perpetual travelers.
Well, I was sitting in the Pontiac, Illinois McDonald's using the free Internet and drinking a coffee when he walked by saying,
"I hitchhike for 14 years.
Interview with Mike Livingston in Pontiac, Illinois. Mike was a good guy, and how he survived on the road is noteworthy.
Thank you Mike Livingston - Interview with Hitchhiker of America
Andy Lee Graham of HoboTraveler.com
Andy Lee Graham in Pontiac, Illinois
RichGedney from has written 47 comments
Great story. I think a lot of his recommendations would still valid even though he last hitched in the 90's. I'm curious to know how what it's like to hitch these days. I was visiting Ireland in 1994 and picked up a lot of hitchers back then. Seemed the average way for kids to get from town to town.Do you find many people hitching in the other countries you have visited? or is it mostly pay as you go bus travel?
MichaelCrosby from has written 6 comments
Classic Andy. Excellent interview and fun to watch.
Not only did he mention the kindness of strangers, he kept bringing up the missions and the Salvation Army. I'm not sure I'd want to be around that, but if I had to, so be it.
I like learning how you use Walmart to spend the night, and McD's to get on the internet. I've often thought if there was a website for retirees to share their house with other retirees, it'd be a huge hit. Imaging going across country, sleeping in someone's home, and not having to pay any money, plus getting a chance to meet people.