Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: At the age of 20, R.K. gives away her belongings to embark upon an exciting journey of camping and hitchhiking with only a cooking pot, blanket, tarp, and matches. She began her four year adventure at Rainbow gatherings, a type of wilderness festival. She spends many months traveling and living within this little known nomadic subculture that creates its own form of utopian communalism. With little to no money, her travels take her around North America from the dangerous streets of East Hollywood Blvd to a little known beach on Vancouver Island in Canada and even to the warmer climes of Key West, Florida. Along the way, she picks up a Shepherd/Lab mix dog for a traveling companion. During the mid 1990's when U.S. tourists were warned to stay away from Mexico she and a companion enter illegally into Mexico and hitchhike down the East coast through Chiapas and return up the West coast where she finds herself in the presence of a Mexican cartel. Her unique travel experiences continue when she hitchhikes a sailboat ride to the Bahamas on a boat with no engine and on to Venezuela where she experiences student riots and the anger of a madwoman.Travels with A Road Dog are the true stories of a young woman who discovers herself and the world around her through her radical love affair with the road. Not only is hitchhiking considered an unconventional way to travel, but it is rarer still that this journey was completed by a woman. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: 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.
When she was 20 years old, RK decided she didn't want to live a dreary life and so she quit her job packing goods at a warehouse, left her boyfriend and gave away her belongings. With only a blanket, some clothes and a little money, she left the world as we know it to hitchhike and vagabond around four countries in the span of almost five years.
The term "Road Dog" can mean 'to live on the road' and 'a traveling companion'. Not only did RK live on the road with basically a cooking pot, tarp, matches, and a blanket, but along the way, she picked up a Shepard/Lab puppy, named him Jambalaya and he was her traveling companion through Mexico, the Bahamas, the U.S., parts of Canada and Venezuela.
These are the incredible stories of a young woman who discovers herself & the world around her through her radical love affair with the road. She begins her journey traveling amongst the Rainbow family and helping to build kitchens, water supply, seed camp and clean up. A run in with a Mexican cartel, almost getting jumped & beaten by a Los Angeles street gang, catching a ride on a sailboat with no engine to the Bahamas, getting tossed into a Bahamian refugee camp & experiencing student riots in Venezuela are just some of the exciting experiences found in this wild memoir.
Not only is hitchhiking considered an unconventional way to travel, but it is rarer still that this journey was completed by a woman. And, by the way, Jambalaya lived to be a nice ripe age of 12 and passed away peacefully after a grand retirement in southern California.
Buchbeschreibung CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Buchzustand: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9781478348467-3