I am currently on the road, hitchhiking around the world shooting a documentary, or twelve. I am hoping to inspire those around me through unorthodox, and sometimes extreme methods of living. I have decided that in order to accurately measure and also to enable the best possible footage I will not spend a single dollar on food, shelter, transportation or anything personal for the next full year, and only sustain on what has been generously and spontaneously provided for me.
After witnessing enough negative behaviour in complete strangers to complete strangers to last a lifetime, I have decided to set out to accomplish many things. Prove the world is not such a nasty place full of untrustworthy people, open the minds of society that anything is possible, and that a new friend or opportunity is just a conversation away. When common courtesy seems to have evaded us in 2010, I am setting out in search of the good in the human race. Where have all the good people gone?
I will use my social skills, resourceful thinking and life experiences to accomplish a highly controversial move; travel the globe on less than $500 and breakdown every sterotype and false perception. Its going to be tough sometimes, but I know that what is waiting for me will rock the socks off of everyone reading this. Just wait 'til you see the videos.....

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I forgot to mention the sign I picked up just before leaving the Hamilton city limits.

I was going to find some sort of business and ask them for a piece of cardboard, but saw a big building called F&M Sign Co. Perfect, and I went in asking them for some cardboard. Buddy behind the desk went into the back, and came out a few minutes later with a perfectly sized piece of corrugated plastic sign material. It was exactly what I needed.

So many thanks to the guys down there, on Burlington E, just before the QEW.

As always, the 'adventure traveller' works better for me than the random destination signs. Ive found people to be more receptive, curious and generally wanting to help, as oppose to narrowing the field with a place. Sometimes people think 'I'm not going that way, nevermind', but if I say something like 'adventure traveller' and look like Joe Outdoor, people can relate, and for a number of different reasons, pick me up when they normally wouldn't have.
In my experience, research, and just talking to hitchers, the average wait time is an hour min, sometimes 2-3. I never wait more than 40mins. Average time for me is 20 mins, but I have yet to tackle the good ol' US of A, and that changes everything I know about hitching.....