1. ApolloPK

    Hey all, I'm Apollo.

    Hello! I'm Apollo, I live in Southern Texas, and I'm looking to start traveling the right way. I just turned 18 and I've been itching to get outta here. Any tips or advice are greatly appreciated :) Introduce yourself! I promise I don't bite.
  2. Cussock

    What's the hardest part about starting out?

    Title explains it all pretty much. I wanna be prepared for whenever I'm ready to catch out of this shitty town, so tell me what I can expect. (Side question, is Candles a good traveler name? I know some people think they shouldn't be chosen, but I dunno, I kinda like it.)
  3. D

    Hello World [ a lame ass introduction ]

    After reading Matt's Welcome Message, I figured I may as well introduce myself to this community. My current occupation is being a miserable student (gotta make ma and pa proud) with no actual game plan for the future. With the stress of school and the fact I'm at a point where I'm constantly...
  4. Rayontrees

    newbie hailing from Eugene

    Hiya, I'm Emmet, a 20 year old newbie who plans to travel in, oh, 6 months (?) My only travel experience is a middle school orchestra trip to Cali so you might say I'm seasoned as fuck lol. I plan to explore the west coast for a while and then high tail it east to meet up with a couple of close...
  5. Teller of Tales

    Do you recommend traveling with or without a vehicle?

    Hey, Y'all! My name's Bats. I wrote out this post on here before, but accidentally deleted it instead of posting it. Hopefully, things will go better this time :) So I'm finishing up my last month or so of high school, and I want to hit the road afterwards. At this point I'm not sure how soon...
  6. Taming the Tiger

    Scaredy Cat on the Spectrum Says Hi!

    Hey folks, Taming the Tiger here. I grew up in a boring suburb of LA where my bright yet scattershot, weird, autistic self stood out like Jehri Curl on a tuxedo. I lived in other places for six years after high school, came back after giving up on what I thought was my dream, got my driving...
  7. Jessie The Skuzz

    Leaving Philly 1st Time Traveler

    Hey guys, I'm from Philly, looking to get out this summer, make friends, do cool stuff, ya know, before I get too old. I'm 32, I've done the homebum gig a few times but never traveled. Looking for a road dog, a friend, no sex, you try it and I'll cut your tiny dick off, haha. Male or female...
  8. Frosty25

    27 and tired of the 9-5

    Greetings everyone! I'm a 27 year old non binary identifying individual from Louisiana currently residing in New Orleans. I have wheels and a pup, and I'm tired of grinding my life away. I'm in dire need to go out west somewhere liberal. Id like to travel with like minded and trustworthy...
  9. Teller of Tales

    What's up, everybody? I'm new here.

    Hey, everybody! This is my first post on Squat the Planet. My name's Erik and I've been wanting to travel nomadically for years now. For now, I'm finishing up my last year of high school, and once I'm done, I'm hitting the road! I'm doing as much as I can to prepare for a traveling lifestyle in...
  10. DropoutBoy

    Very happy to have found this place!

    Hello! I wanted to say, first of all, I'm glad I found this site and I'm really looking forward to all the new people that I'll meet, helping them on their journeys as well as being helped. I'm a nineteen year old queer who just dropped out of college. I'm living on donations and the occasional...
  11. ThatBitch

    19 y/o artist in search of freedom

    hello! i have never gone camping, killed and prepared an animal, backpacked, hitchhiked, or traveled outside of the US. but i am painfully tired of this society and i'm ready to take the plunge and reconnect with the earth in the way our ancestors once did. return to our roots with me :) looking...
  12. cherryb0mb

    Predictable introduction here!

    departing from my home state in my unreliable Ford Explorer (that I scored for FREE) finally since I was old enough to hold a map. bought a ‘75 club wagon, it turned into a paper weight poor thing. seeking destination, well not really seeking journey and big trees I guess. anyways if u see a...
  13. JaneTheTraveler98

    Leaving Chicago in about a month.

    Hey all I'm Jane, I'm in Chicago Illinois and I'm planning on doing some solo cycling/hitchhiking long term across the states for the first time. Any advice would be appreciated.
  14. bloom

    Newbie here, planning on leaving Knoxville soon

    Hey, I have been considering leaving Knoxville and hitting the road for some time, just waiting for the right moment. If anyone's passing through or in the area planning on doing the same, I could use a travel companion!
  15. Fupe

    hi i’m new and shit, an absolute novice

    just everything you guys talk about and that lifestyle has always intrigued me but i’m absoutly terrified about stepping out to do it myself because i don’t want to be left alone. what’s the chances someone would be willing to take some newbie under their wing, and what’s the chances id want to...
  16. Mumble Rose

    dirty kid wannabe looking for advice

    hey there fuckers, im relatively new to the whole world of traveling. i got into a relationship with a dirty kid called river, who was off the road when we met. We took a little rubber tramping adventure from the Midwest to up and down the coast where I experienced life as a trimmigrant and...
  17. Apple Core

    Personal Philosophy

    Do you have a philosophy, thoughts, a meaning/purpose, or a line of reasoning that relates to traveling and your overall lifestyle? Akin to the question "why do you travel", but less direct and more general. What keeps you living the life when you're at a low point? What drives you? What's...
  18. Stalker pup

    Another wanderer

    Hey, my name is Jaunius. I'm a 19 year old freshly out of highschool, began my journey hitchhiking around Europe with the hopes of it ending somewhere in north Africa on the 1st of October. With next to no money but decent gear, it has been rather fun, though at the moment the winter is setting...
  19. adventurekid

    Thinking about buying a van

    So my original plan was to just hop trains and hitch rides, which is good and all, but I started thinking about maybe taking a van instead. So I have a few questions.. Van reccomendations? (I was thinking like either a service van or an old VW bus. I want to rip the seats out and put in a bed...
  20. bisforbeautimous

    Hey from Maine!

    Hi guys, I am new here and from Maine. I'm excited to have found this place. My whole life I've dreamt of traveling, particularly walking on trails long distances and train hopping. Seeing the world in an unconventional way, and I look forward to getting to know like minded people such as...
  21. croc

    Maybe I'm romanticizing the lifestyle and won't last... Only one way to find out

    Hey folks, I'm Lyle, 22 from the east coast of FL. I've been dreaming of getting rid of all my shit and leaving my starchly white, republican hometown for years now. So while I've been looking for someone else to travel with, I've taken to researching everything I can. Made this account a few...
  22. adventurekid

    Am I packing the right things?

    I'm planning to travel soon (train hopping mostly) and I'm trying to get things together. Can some experienced people take a look at my list and see if there's anything to add or subtract from it. Thanks! Clothes: Black pants (jeans) Jean cut offs Bandana Vest (with black hoodie) Two t...
  23. m1ssw0rld


    I am no longer traveling but I was on the road for pretty much all of 2013 after leaving my hometown of Chicago, IL. I am currently settled in Arizona but I really miss the community/people I would meet along the way. I've sadly lost touch with a lot of them and hope maybe we will cross paths...
  24. bloodonwhitefabric

    socially inept loser leaving md

    hey, i'm M. i like industrial music, anarcho-communism, and pc games. i live with my grandma, a crazy cat lady who has been my only friend since i dropped out of highschool. my life is pretty dull, so i want to leave maryland, meet cool people, go to concerts, and get some character because i am...
  25. Tank42

    In Denver for now, new to StP

    Hey there fellow travellers! I'm 32, male college graduate. I just recently left a nice apartment behind in the upper Midwest after a bad breakup and am now roughing it in Denver for the time being. I'm not tied down here, been just working allot through a day labor place. I'm saving up to...
  26. Leo Cristo

    newb to stp and switching from leather to rubber.

    ayo. I'm Leo. ive been back and forth from rubber to leather for a few years and finally got some new rubber. don't know where at I wanna continue onto ive been all over the states a bit so thinking about going back to south America or up to Canada/Alaska. I never have a solid plan but would...
  27. Connie2017

    Hello STP

    Hello all you beautiful peeps. Connie here. Actually, Conrad - but my students call me Connie. I am a South African currently teaching in Saudi. Unfortunately, I have been trapped by responsibility and kids and have to watch enviously as the rest of you squat the planet. But - I have 2 months...
  28. lunarfox

    Nice to meet you :)

    Hello, my name is Kayla, or lunarfox (thought it sounded cool), whichever you prefer. I've always had an interest in traveling and it never seemed like a reality to me until more & more people I knew started taking to the road. When I was younger I always went on road trips with my grandfather...
  29. LightspeedLife

    Glad to be a part of the site now

    ...And about 20 minutes old, to boot! I expect to be on the road for some time -- as I'm fond of saying, "You gotta find your soil 'fore you plant your roots." ...I came up with that Read the "Read This First!" threads, and the articles section looks to be the place for me, but it's 404'ed. I...
  30. TheonetheycallBren

    Reppin nothing but myself

    The names brendan friends call me bren, call me whatever just trying to find some friends,travel buddies, pretty much anything straight out of northeast pa, near wilkes barre, looking to head anywhere with my bag and brain haha
  31. Wandering isaac

    Army coveralls?

    I haven't seen as many other travelers rocking army coveralls as i thought i would. Is there a reason for this? I'm pretty green, solo thumber that hasn't been on the road very long, but i picked up a coverall at a flea market for $25 and I've since tossed most of my other clothing. I might be...
  32. D


    My name is Geraldo, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. The chick with purple hair and the "I will fucking murder you" eyes in my avatar is me. That terrified-looking ball of fluff in my avatar is my dog, Cujo Jonathan Bear. I'm planning on heading out in mid to late August. I've taken off...
  33. Travellingmelody

    New & excited to meet fellow travellers!

    So I've been a stay at home mom and artist for the last 18 years. I'm 35 and don't want to regret not being free. So a couple weeks ago I woke up, packed a backpack and walked out my front door never to return there again. I headed to the junk yard, sold my car, walked out of the yard, and...