1. Lotus Shaped Potato

    Plains/Steppes with no People?

    Plains as in large flat areas of land. Where can I go in the US to find plains with no people? Not exactly desert (although feel free to mention some if you think they're good to check out) as I'm looking for something more temperate and less full of snakes and scorpions. Just wide open space...
  2. Inuyoujo

    Seeking Ride Broke-ass Vacation Adventures! - From Minneapolis MN to OR or WA

    I'm bored, with no job to hold me down, so I may as well go on the road for a little bit. Recent times have been more stressful than I like, so I vacation would be a great idea! I'm fine with Oregon or Washington, because I feel like it would be easy for me to get back to Minneapolis in fall...
  3. mazapunx

    Iceland jobs??

    Hi matess!! Have someone any contact or it's working now in Iceland?, I would like to work in a Hotel in Iceland TY ALL!
  4. Matt Derrick

    I'm having a sale on StP Bandanas and the AGT book!

    Hey folks, just wanted to let you all know that I'm having a sale on the last of the StP bandanas and everything else in our Etsy store, including my book The Anarchist's Guide to Travel for 25% off until the end of the month. Just use the promo code "carliving". This should lower the price of...
  5. skmohr123

    Looking to interview Hitchhikers for a Magazine in NYC

    Hi! I am working on a photo essay on The Art of Hitchhiking around the United States. As a gallery featured photographer and writer, my angle and intent is to be able to share a space of curated stories that makes freedom seem tangible. Young and old, female, male, non-binary, etc... this...
  6. Tengu91

    Best/Worst Seasonal Gigs?

    My first experience really traveling was going to Alaska last summer after leaving a factory gig in Ohio. I worked in the Denali State Park for the Holland-America Princess Cruise Lines at a wilderness lodge in the middle of nowhere. I absolutely LOVED it! The pay was good and even after...
  7. vilikas55

    Greetings from Lithuania with smiles~!

    Hello! I'm from Lithuania, southernmost of the Baltic states in the center of Europe. Came here to begin my long long research about freight-hopping culture in Europe, with hopes to one day depart for such adventure myself. Always been fascinated with travelling on board of a train, and only...
  8. keystone


  9. MadAndy

    My trip to the Gaza Strip and Podcast

    Hey everyone. I've been going through some old footage, from my time traveling solo across the Middle East and North Africa, between 2012-2016, and I thought StP would be a good place to share and archive some of that stuff. For those who aren't familiar with the situation in Gaza, I won't go...
  10. Coywolf

    My music list...

    Hey all, Just wanted to share with you the music I've been listening to on my recent travels. It's been keeping me sane! Classic Rock: -America -Eagles -Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks is the shit!) -The Who? (Its a put-on....) Bluegrass/Americana/Folk -Allisom Krauss & Union Station -Nickle...
  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. lawnchair

    Songs associated with specific memories?

    I'm pretty sure general travel-themed/road songs have been discussed before, as have many other topics about music. But I'm wondering - do any of you have specific songs that strongly remind you of specific travel stories or memories? I'll start - Train Under Water by Bright Eyes reminds me of...
  13. K

    Keystone Keythrone moving to Seattle

    Hi I’m Keystone Im from Boston Moving to Seattle to set up a home base I’m a self described starving artist/anarchist . Just introducing myself to peeps at STP
  14. lawnchair

    Moments that made everything worth it?

    I wanna hear your stories about moments where you just knew that all the troubles and downsides of a nomadic lifestyle were worth it for you. Whether because of amazing views, freedom, community connections, or anything else, share your favorite moments.
  15. Lillith

    Best cop spotting apps?

    I drive a lot and travel very frequently by car. I’d rather avoid cops at all costs if possible. What are the best apps for finding them. Waze has the best one I’ve used so far. Radarbot is ok but doesn’t work well in my part of VA. I already know about avoidance driving so to speak and am...
  16. Matt Derrick

    News & Blogs How ‘Secret Fares’ Might Change the Way You Fly

    The mobile app is the newest airline battlefield in the war over costs and passenger loyalty. Jump onto Expedia or Priceline to search for a flight, and you’ll likely see an “opaque” fare: a price with no carrier or even the exact time. How does this help, one might ask. Well, it’s not meant to...
  17. 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...
  18. Inuyoujo


    Things I didn't know I needed until I traveled: A hat Something waterproof to cover myself and my pack Hiking boots (wanted lightweight, waterproof) Walking stick (I did a lot of walking in GA) I traveled through of of the southeast, where it can be sunny and day and pouring down rain all day -...
  19. Synthect

    Hitch-hiking Alaska

    I'm looking for a person to travel with hitch hiking or any advice for hitching Alaska. Currently situated in Anchorage looking to either travel to Girdwood or Seward first (or anywhere you can suggest too). I have my own supplies and whatnot and travel with medical supplies. I can give you...
  20. thattrombonekyd

    Music, Travel, and living out of a car

    Hey guys, thought I'd introduce myself and what I'm looking to do. I am Sawyer (thattrombonekyd - instagram) and I hail from Topeka, KS. I currently live in Fort Wayne, IN. I have realized that I don't want the normal 9-5 lifestyle anymore ,and all I want to do is make awesome music and travel...
  21. Josh Rogue Carden

    Whats up?

    Anyone else trying to get out of Florida? Also I'm new at this so if anyone has any tips or advice they want to give me that would be much appreciated!
  22. isabel otis

    Ride Offered traveling in painted RV with friends

    Hey! We're always looking for people to join us as long as you're cool. We go to all the rainbow gatherings and dead and company shows. We're in LA right now. We got three cats and a dog and three people. We've had up to 5 people in here at a time. If you want to join just hit me up! We just...
  23. Matt Derrick

    "The Anarchist's Guide to Travel" is now available!

    If you've been curious about unplugging from normal society and seeing what it's like to travel the open road, you probably did some searching and somehow or another ended up here on the Squat the Planet (StP) website. This website has a ton of useful information; if you're willing to dig long...
  24. adventurekid


    We approached a trailer. My boyfriend, my cousin and I. It was falling apart. There was a tarp covering parts of the roof, with tires on top of it to hold it down. Surrounding it was an unkempt yard with trash mangled within it. Cats were roaming about. There was a fenced off area with small...
  25. spike rodriguez

    Tattoo artist biking from Orlando to Savannah

    So I started riding from Miami to Orlando and I took sometime off but now I'm back on the road .... I packed all my tattoo stuff and I'm about to start riding my tall bike from Orlando to Savannah if anyone has a place to crash or if you have some hand me down bike parts or if you have any...
  26. N


    yo I'm native born and raised in Miami fl first started traveling in 2013 didn't turn out so good so I stopped and went back to the wage slave life. Now I'm in school at santa fe college here in Gainesville bored outta my mind. looking to leave fl in august and ride my bike to Colorado, be cool...
  27. R

    Have you ever met a mute traveler?

    I suppose I'm just curious to know if there are any others out there. While I'm not yet a complete mute, I do have a condition that can worsen. I mostly don't talk because it's easier, or I use a notebook with whiteboard pages.
  28. Lowcardd23

    Looking for hitch buddy

    Head out of Lexington ky. Looking for a hitch hike buddy to hit California with. Or if you're in California, I can catch bus there, and we can hitch hike from there
  29. JozieHighroller

    Headed from Minneapolis to Dallas, need fly spots/places to jug!

    My wife and I are trying to make it to Dallas by Monday by the skin of our teeth and were just wondering if anyone had advice on solid spot down the I35 or any other bits of advice, thanks!
  30. R

    Hello, I'm Shadow.

    I used to lurk around these parts a long while back. Glad to have found it again. I've spent the last few years travelling through several intentional communities, ecovillages, and communes in America. It's been enlightening at times, while others have been a clusterfuck of stress. I'm...
  31. germanbini

    Obligatory handshake :)

    Hello everyone! Sometime lurker, recently decided to make a few posts. I'm a 55-year-old woman with a conversion van, and really enjoy traveling the country whenever I get the chance. I posted in the "road dawg" section hoping to find a fellow adventurer to spend time with. I appreciate all of...
  32. ElderGreen9

    Indie filmmaker looking for actors and info about road life

    Hey all, I'm an indie filmmaker making a love story between two young men set in the world of homeless travelers. Back in college, all of my friends (and some lovers ;)) were travelers. I never lead that lifestyle myself but I was close to that world and as a filmmaker, it's always something...
  33. Will Wood

    EBT runs out. What do you do? What State is the easiest to get help?

    6 months and my EBT ran out. I'm in Arizona. I'm an arthritic man. Not very hirable. Good work ethic but the body is failing. Suggestions??
  34. Lynn Rogan

    New to this community & looking for someone to travel with

    Hey there, I recently got back from riding freight starting in NY and working my way through the New England area. I fell in love with Vermont & will be traveling back between July 10-15th and the people I'm traveling with are coming back in August but I want to keep traveling and eventually...
  35. shea

    This reckless spirit of mine

    I want to dive head first into the volcano that is my fucked up head. Im on the 2 months work 2 months play life style. I think im addicted to it. Part of me wants to be a contributing, decent member of society, but eventually greed takes control. My desire for freedom consumes me. I can blame...
  36. CaptainMidnight

    Hello! Sorta new to the road...

    Hi! I'm chris I am sort of new to travelling..I signed up on here not too long ago while I was housed up in san diego. I abandoned my profile because I ended up getting homesick and tried to set roots here in my native detro so i could be close to family. Things didnt go so well here, so i am...
  37. BummyBree

    Greetings! I need your company

    I feel like if you have no purpose, there's no point in living. I can't help but feel impatient and angered by my surroundings. We all have the common goal of being happy; I know that seeing the world and talking to new people everyday makes me happy. Nothing is holding me back from doing so...
  38. G

    Common Sense in the digital world

    Hacking is becoming a big problem in today's society. Even our email boxes can lead to stolen information. I am not talking about about that NSA shit (that's a given). But common everyday stuff that can royally screw us over Here are some hard lessons I learned from my experiences 1#: Lock...
  39. G

    News & Blogs Real men pack light

    I learned that traveling is not as hard as one would think. If one keeps to Transporation, Shelter, and Food (TSF) one can go farther than expected. However, I learned people pack too much (I am also guilty of this). Unless you are going to outer space or the Artic, you really don't need much...
  40. G

    Video Black magick in rural Florida

    There is a place called the Devil's Tree in Port Saint Lucie Florida. The land is tainted by murder, rape, and idiots doing the same thing. Yet to my dismay it was like that before.
  41. Archon Haz

    Anyone been to the Sinai?

    Hey guys, Vizion here. I'm thinking of hitting Sinai in a month or two, anyone been there? Have stories/advise to share?
  42. G

    Video My first solo trip to Atlanta

    As a man with Autism, this is a major achievement for me.
  43. acidpuppy

    Looking for a travel group!

    hello to the world, my name is evan. im a 19 y.o busboy who's always wanted to travel. normal life doesnt really appeal to me, and im looking for an adventurous, fun, and wild group of people to see the world with (if not the world, just the rest of america.) im into all types of music...
  44. Muskratn

    Lets play a game

    Hello you wonderful heathens! So, I cut off my dreadlocks a few months ago and I've been placing them around the pacific north west, let's see if you guys can find them best of luck! (i'll buy you dinner if you do find them). they are mostly in nature by the way. Anyone else leave things for...
  45. NattyKiwi

    Photos Any other Dreadheads out there ?

    Aloha! Howzit guys ? I was looking for a thread about dreads and anything that has to do with them weather it be pictures, stories, or pros and cons about them while on the road. Mine are about 2 months old now but the ocean has helped a ton. So ill just post a pic of mine now days, and lets...
  46. Matt Derrick

    Completed The Anarchist's Guide to Travel

    Hey folks! Some of you might remember that I started this thread as a way of polling the StP community and seeing if writing a how-2 guide for underground travel would be something people would be interested in. Despite putting it off for well over a year, I'm proud to say that I am once again...
  47. A

    Tips for Long Term Survival Traveling

    I'm looking for tips on being out there long term. I've got some camping skills but I want to know from the veterans some tips. Is there a piece of gear you rely on the most, how do you not go crazy not having a place to live etc. I'm gonna be out at there at least 2years this next time and...
  48. Archon Haz


    Hey people! It's Vision and Carley from the Jambo - and we need to get to Hawaii cheep. Anyone have any idea how to go about it? THe flights seem to be super expensive. We are basically up for anything.. If you know any helpful info hit me up. - Vizion,
  49. europeiantramp


    hey everyone, this is my introduction. i'm Loke, just got to the states from sweden where i grew up. have been moving around all my life, been homeless for 3 years, busking alot around europe. i play banjo and guitars. last year i've been living in south of sweden working, living in an...
  50. Daman45

    I Survived the Greyhound and now I am hitchking

    I took a Greyhound bus for a cheaper way to travel across America (Spent about $80 for around trip to Atlanta Georgia and back to West Palm Beach Florida). First time was not so bad. The second time was like being in a Third-world country. Willing to take my chances Hitchhiking, I need some...