Ahoy! Are you ready to set sail to explore new lands? Are you motivated enough to find a nice ship and a good captain to make a crossing, despite your lack of sea experience? Look no further! Our Boat Hitchhiking Guide was written to help you sail safely to new horizons!
Read all our tips to make you ready for a long and slow trip, with minimalist and optimized equipment!
O joys of administration and all travel preparations! Far from being a pleasant time, it’s nonetheless an essential step. We therefore disciplined ourselves to be organized, and motivated enough to establish a schedule summarizing the essential steps by priority. An efficient planning which has been rather successful, and that could help you too!
Post updated on June 09, 2020
Sleeping at people’s house is what makes the taste of our trip: to spend another night on the road is a pretext for encounters, exchange, enrichment… This is what makes our adventure possible and unique, allowing us to reach our ecological, economic and cultural exchange goals. But before we got there, we had to learn how to get rid of our comfort, to talk to others – in a word, to get out of our comfort zone. What was not an obvious step yesterday, has become one today: that’s why we created this hospitality and volunteering guide to help you live a journey out of the ordinary!
A recent study shows that global tourism is responsible for 8% of greenhouse gas emissions (4.5 Giga Tonnes of CO2 emitted in 2013 are directly attributable to tourism). A figure that would not be ready to decline, since tourism is growing by + 4% per year… According to these scientists, transport, shopping and food are the main factors contributing to this pollution. Fortunately, today there are plenty of simple solutions, easy alternatives to reduce our environmental impact while traveling – so we can still enjoy traveling without getting annoyed by doing more efforts or feeling guilty!
Would you like to hitchhike to travel? What a great idea! We can only encourage and help you to live this great experience made of encounters, exchanges and mutual aid! Whether you’re just a novice, curious or passionate, we hope this guide will give you… a little help to move forward!