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Book Title: Travels with a Road Dog: Hitchhiking Along the Roads of the Americas|
The size of the: 14.34 MB
Edition: Create Space
Date of issue: October 22nd 2012
ISBN 13: 9781478348467
The author of the book: R.K.
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:In the early summer of 1994, I embarked upon a four year journey that fulfilled a deep longing to go out and experience the world. I left my boyfriend, gave away what little I owned, and set out hitchhiking and vagabonding around the United States, part of Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, and Venezuela.
The term "Road Dog" is slang for two meanings, either to describe someone who lives by the side of the road hitchhiking or a traveling companion. Many places where I traveled, grizzled old hitchhikers would call me "Road Dog" as a nickname, because I fully embraced and lived the road. I had little money and the things I carried were a cooking pot, matches, a tarp, some rope, a blanket, and a change of clothing. Along the way, I adopted a Shepard/Lab puppy and named him Jambalaya. He was my traveling companion for most of my adventure and had a grand ole retirement, finally passing at 12 years of age.
My journey began following the Rainbow Trail; helping to build kitchens, set up water supply, seed camp, and clean up. Other adventures found in this wild memoir include a run in with a Mexican cartel, almost getting jumped and beaten by a Los Angeles street gang, catching a ride on a sailboat with no engine to the Bahamas, and experiencing student riots in Venezuela.
Not only is hitchhiking considered an unconventional way to travel, but it is rarer still to read about this kind of road life from the perspective of a woman. These are the incredible, true stories of how I discovered myself and the world around me through my radical love affair with the road. If you have ever wondered what the life of a hitchhiker was like, but don't care to stick out your thumb, this is the book for you. This travel narrative will open your eyes to a subculture that few people even know exist.
Read information about the authorAs a kid, I spent a lot of time hiking and rafting. During my teen years I spent 18 months living out in the woods and learned to build cabins, lashing, and other outdoor activities.
These experiences shaped my love of the outdoors. When I was 20 years old, I gave away my belongings and lived "on the road". I hitchhiked in four countries around the Americas, camping and basically living outdoors.
This awesome journey lasted about four years. I learned so much about the world and about my place in the world. It was an amazing experience.
I now live in Southern California where my adventurous spirit still lives on in my entrepreneurial endeavors.
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