I started hitch-hiking, like most people, by accident. I had just arrived at an airport in Greece, hoping to meet up with my parents in a resort to the north. What I didn’t realise until I arrived at said airport was that the resort was over 200km away and that public transport would cost more than the price of my airfare. Somewhat disbelieving, I stumbled out into the sunshine to consider my options. Then I noticed that there were plenty of minibus drivers standing outside arrivals holding up signs for various holiday resorts. My brain put two and two together and, two minutes later, I had a lift, door to door. Since then, I’ve hitched all over the UK, including in 2010 a hitch from London to Ben Nevis and back. It was so memorable, that I wrote a book about it: ‘The Soles of My Shoes’. Check it out, or scroll down for more tales from the road.
‘The Soles of My Shoes’ is a hitch-hiking travelogue, a Kerouac for the sustainability generation. In this time of austerity cuts, climate change, under-employment and over-education, what better way to travel? Read More | Pay What You Like: EPUB or HTML | Buy in Paperback