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  1. ATX

    Living on the hook?

    I finally got my edel 665 ready to sail. We're in Jacksonville about to head south. Where are you? We can do some sailing and talk about boats if you want.
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    Starting Fresh in South Florida

    I've been on the road awhile, and to florida a few times. I meant starting fresh as in starting fresh out sailing. Temperatures right and boats are cheap an abundance down there. I got an EDEL 665, who wants to sail?
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    Starting Fresh in South Florida

    Heading in the direction of florida with a little bit of saved up money with every intention of buying a sailboat. Looking at docking up in ft myers or the keys to work on sailing and taking it from there. Right now it seems like I'll be able to afford something older around the 24-27ft range...
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    Good luck! I'll be going there in two months or so to bum around Europe. Keep us updated. :)

    Good luck! I'll be going there in two months or so to bum around Europe. Keep us updated. :)
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    Im about to head to vermont in a couple of days from montreal. Which are you headed too?

    Im about to head to vermont in a couple of days from montreal. Which are you headed too?
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    Starting up for less than $1k? Or living in a parked parts van?

    Is there a walmart? Scout it out. When I was rubbertramping I'd find some where people had full sized RV's parked for two months or more. Either that or BLM land, but in MA probably not...
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    Methods and countries of escape for schengen renawal

    The UK just has one of the strictest border crossings in Europe, and very against migrants. They also are the absolute hardest to bring a dog too as well, so people like me pretty much can't. The Ukraine would be a good choice, as well as Romania or Croatia. You could go to Finland and cross...
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    Methods and countries of escape for schengen renawal

    Thanks! Yeah, it seems like Russia has a really active hitchhiking community. It's been top on my list of places to go for awhile.
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    Methods and countries of escape for schengen renawal

    Wait I take that back. It's 3 years for Russia, 10 for China.
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    Methods and countries of escape for schengen renawal

    Yeah, I've actually read that the visa for Americans and Canadians lasts 10 years for Russia once you get it. For China as well, another good option. I thought about going ahead and getting both. There's many online companies that do this for you, only sketchy part is mailing your passport...
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    Methods and countries of escape for schengen renawal

    Thanks man! I'll make sure to post how it went and what they asked for when I get over. I've heard they usually don't care or ask for much on dogs in the souther countries but I'll see. Even the legitimate way, it just seems you need a rabies shot and microchip then get a vet to fill out a...
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    Methods and countries of escape for schengen renawal

    So in early Jan I'm flying out to Barcelona to get the hell off of the same continent I've been traveling around in. That's not the point though. A lot of people ask about the visa situation, including me, so I thought I might as well get a thread going on everyones different ideas and methods...
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    who wants to get hitched?

    I'm guessing Canada doesn't count? :P
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    An adventure with the rcmp

    Indeed they do, it's always some kind of bullshit. Though I feel like if they just wanted to check us out they wouldn't stop the entire highway and point guns at us. They told us someone saw the news article and called it in. But you're right, who knows.
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    An adventure with the rcmp

    Today was interesting, to say the least. My girlfriend and I had spent the past two days enjoying this awesome gorge in a town called Grand Falls, NB. Our feet were itching to hit the road again so we headed to the highway, and in this part of Canada it was honestly more of a two lane road...
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    Taking a dog to Europe?

    Hell yeah man, that's a lot of good info. Makes me feel a lot better. Got two questions though, if you don't mind. How big is your dog? I pull the service dog thing all the time, mines about 65 pounds. Secondly what did they ask you for arriving in Europe? It seems to be regulated on the...
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    Hey y'all. Anyone coming through Toronto?

    My dad is from scarborough, so I planned on spending some time there when I come up to Canada. Which I'm currently in the process of doing so it could be any minute. I'll be going to the Maritimes first, but will message you when I get in the area. Thanks for posting and hosting fellow travelers!
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    Almost Died

    Man, this is why I've always been afraid to hop on the fly. Having a dog has fortunately precented me from ever trying. Speedy recovery mentally and physically to both of you.
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    Fucking BUGS.

    Florida in the approaching summer? I wish you the best of luck, dude. You're a much braver man than I. There's no way I could deal with this bugs. I used a mosquito net when I was in Mexico and that thing worked wonders.
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    Canadian Press reporter looking for Canadian travellers

    Darn. I'd be willing to, but I'm in the US right now with a US cell. I've had some difficulty calling my family so I don't know how easy it would be to set that up. Perhaps via email? Let me know haha.
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    Canadian Press reporter looking for Canadian travellers

    I'm a dual citizen with the US and do a bit of traveling in both. I'm actually heading out to Canada next week, and might head to Vancouver from the east. When are you looking to do this by?
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    Looking for advice bush whacking across us-Canada border

    Unsure if I should revive this post or start a new one. I'm looking to get my girlfriend over the border with my somewhere in New England, we've had problems because of criminal shit in the past. If anyone would want to PM me some personal experiences or advice it would be appreciated.
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    Snowflake

    Recently I was in the Appalachian Mountains heading west from Asheville, to Colorado. On our final day we left Asheville at 7am and was having a really hard time getting out. Our first ride dropped us off in the middle of nowhere, where we sat for hours before finally getting a ride. This...
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    The Rideshare From Hell

    Well written story man. You find the oddest fucking people on rideshares, even more so then just using your thumb.
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    Traveling with a Dog in SA - Bribes?

    I've soon learned that entry rules are very loose in Latin America. Had absolutely no problems crossing into Mexico at least. They never asked about my passport, let alone the dog. One lady called him cute but that was about it. Crossed at Piedras Negras, Coahuila.
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    Help getting far south! (border crossing with a dog)

    I know this thread is old, but I just crossed into Piedras Negras two months or so ago with my german shepherd mix and didn't get asked a single question. Never even checked my passport, let alone the dog.
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    Waking up.

    Nice intro man, sure you will find a rad road dog. I'm in NC right now and would honestly say we should meet up, but I'm about to hitch down to South America. If you want to go down south and then out West my last stop is Texas, so hit me up. Safe travels man.
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    Sheds outside Home Depot

    Don't think that this entirely counts as squatting, but honestly the only area I could think of as relavent. Has anyone ever tried sleeping in one of those display sheds outside of home depot overnight? They leave them out, doors open even when they're closed. There's a pretty cool looking...
  29. ATX

    Hello new friends...

    Freedom awaits man, good decision! Fuck that rat race shit. I wish you the best of luck man.
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    Skunk puppy will be your road dog for life!

    Damn dude, he's a super cute puppy. If I didn't just adopt a pitt bull/german shepherd puppy a couple of months ago I would totally have taken him. Good luck finding him a good home, good to see he has nice people looking out for him.
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    What's Florida like to be homeless in?

    Really? The low temps look about the same to me online, with Florida honestly a couple of degrees lower. San Diego looks a bit warmer though. Just to let you know though, you can find flights to HI for like $200 or so with Hawaiin Airlines. Actually in fact on certain dates I see as low as...
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    Which county in Cali has the best GA?

    Yeah they wanted that for food stamps too, haven't had any problems though using it all over the country. Wonder if you can withdraw benefits everywhere from an ATM or just in cali.
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    Which county in Cali has the best GA?

    Thanks for the reply man. Did you have to have a cali ID or did they not care like when you get food stamps there? Not sure about the other bay area counties man, but based on what I've seen from Oakland and SF at night... I don't know. I hear down in Long Beach though you can get a hotel...
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    What's Florida like to be homeless in?

    Kidbob could be totally right though man. Just because I've had bad experiences doesn't mean it's the truth for the whole place.
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    What's Florida like to be homeless in?

    Have never bummed it too much there, but I grew up in central Florida. The whole state to me is kind of a shit hole. The cops are absolutely horrible and ruthless, and most people are incredibly old and retired or on crack. There are also a ton of bums because of the weather. The one time I...
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    Which county in Cali has the best GA?

    What all did you have to do/prove to get GA in Marin County? I see that they make you wait 7 days for an appointment sometimes... did you have to do that? Going through the area and might want to hit that up for some gear money.
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    Street Food

    The jist of what I'm getting here is to just kind of inspect it, think about what I'm doing, and expect to get sick. Doesn't sound bad to me. As far as water goes I got 5 life straws kiced down to me once for some reason, that's like a hundred dollars worth of portable water filters haha. So...
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    Street Food

    So from what I can tell, street food is damn cheap and looks good from what I can see. But I keep seeing people to stay away from it or you'll get mad sick. Just wondering how true this is, and if there is anything in particular to avoid. I plan on getting typhoid/hep a/yellow fever shots if...
  39. ATX

    Yeah man I really love it here, beautiful place and warm weather right now. 60 degrees in the...

    Yeah man I really love it here, beautiful place and warm weather right now. 60 degrees in the north in winter? Hell yeah. Orcas are cool and all too.
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    Traveling with a Dog in SA - Bribes?

    Makes sense.
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    Traveling with a Dog in SA - Bribes?

    @wizehop Thanks for the heads up on the exit taxes. I have this van I've been kickin it in for the past couple months that I'm about to take across Canada real quick, and going to sell when I head south. Some money to throw in the bank for visas or an emergency. I'll make sure to keep cool...
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    Brazilian Portuguese -- Street talk and useful phrases

    Well damn dude. I don't even know where to begin. Some useful phrases and such, it just makes me feel like an idiot reading it though. I keep trying to pronounce the words and know for a fact I am nowhere close haha.
  43. ATX

    In Washington working at an Alpaca farm, Camano Island. Working my way up to Canada and going...

    In Washington working at an Alpaca farm, Camano Island. Working my way up to Canada and going to head out east from there. Hit me up!
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    Traveling with a Dog in SA - Bribes?

    Hey man, I've actually been really into your website recently. I found it one day here on one of your posts and looked into the archive section and really enjoyed it. Well written shit, and I gotta say it really got me into SA recently. Made me realize a lot of the fear mongering by the...
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    Traveling with a Dog in SA - Bribes?

    Wow, those were both really thought out replies. Thanks to both of you for taking the time to write them, just got a wealth of information. My basic understanding is that it will be relatively easy to cross borders once I'm down there by land. All of the country ran websites have a bunch of...
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    Traveling with a Dog in SA - Bribes?

    For awhile now I've been trying to research the best places outside of the US to travel with a dog. Reason being is I'm trying desperately to leave NA, but can't leave my little buddy alone. We've traveled across all of the US and Canada together and leaving without him isn't a question...
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    Work for Nationals of Canada and a few other countries on 90 schengen visa

    Makes me glad to be born in ths US with a Canadian parent. Get the best of both worlds.
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    Work for Nationals of Canada and a few other countries on 90 schengen visa

    According to this article on hitchwiki http://hitchwiki.org/en/Schengen_Agreement citizens of Canada and a few other countries are legally able to work while in the country. They cite a French government website, and upon reading further, it seems that citizens of those countries are allowed...
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    Taking a dog to Europe?

    Apparently you can give them benedryl and they will just pass out for the whole flight. I would check with a vet in how much though.