Our names are Scotty and Fiddy and we hitchhiked to all 50 state capitols in 50 consecutive days. We started in Times Square on October 10th 2006 and ended in Honolulu on November 28th 2006. It was awesome. Email us: hitch50@gmail.com. Thanks to everyone who made it possible, it was fun! Read about our trip here.
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The rules of Hitch50 are simple. We can't pay for ANY transportation. And we must get a photo in front of every state capitol building in 50 days or less. Most importantly, we must provide reader of our website with original content at least once every day and at least once every state.

What do you get? You get our daily blog posts, videos and photos. If you're one of the people who gives us a ride you get to be in our blog posts, videos and photos. We'll tell your story and the adventures we have with you. Also, you can say you participated in hitchhiking history, by helping us achieve our goal. But wait, there's more, "The Golden Ticket". Every person who gives us a ride receives a golden ticket and is entered into a draw. Near the end of the project, we'll choose one of these names at random. This lucky person will fly to wherever our final state capital is, party with us and hang out. For free. Now, there's a good chance this could be in California, or Hawaii. So how does a free tropical vacation sound?

Why are we doing this? We both just graduated college and didn't exactly pursue the typical business jobs our classmates were chasing, so we needed something to do. Something fun to do, which involved traveling and meeting people and sharing experiences with them. So... we decided to hitchhike to every state capital, in 50 days or less. This gives us the opportunity to meet fun people and see fun places all over the USA. During the process we'll also get the opportunity to neglect sleep, nutrition and exercise for almost two months....which is awesome.

The map at the top of our home page shows our current location, with updates every few seconds. The map comes from the GPS chip in our cell phone, and links our location to this web site. If you zoom in you can see the exact building we're in, or the exact corner we just took on the highway...it's actually really creepy. Click the map to expand it and check out the other features we've added.

The map is great because it let's people know where to find us and that's really what Hitch50 is all about. As much as we're into seeing all the great places we'll visit, we're even more excited to meet the people that will take us to those places. Hitch50 isn't really a project about places; it's about people. Are you one of those people?

Fiddy and Scotty

13 Comments:

Anonymous Beryl said...

So, are you guys seriously? I think you are, but I also think MOST (if not all) of the comments on this site are pre-written (by you, whoever you are). Also, you should do some grammar and spelling checks all over if you want to be more credible, and you need to change your writing format and content from page to page.
I don't mean offense or anything, I'm really just checking to see if you'll post this. What you're doing is cool and I support the concept, even if I think most of the United States is the same.

Oh, one more thing: Obviously somebody is going to have to pay for your trip to Hawaii. So, apparently bus tickets do count.

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Olivia from Ontario said...

This is one of the coolest ideas I have ever heard of. I wish you guys were doing Canada so I could give you a ride. I think it is really great what you two are doing. I wish I could get up and travel with you guys, I really do. If you need company, drop me a line, hah.

Best of luck in all your adventures. I'll be checking on your progress daily!

9:06 PM  
Blogger hitch50 said...

Beryl,

Yeah we're for real. If a comment is by us it says hitch50 (like this one). Let us know any specific spelling errors and we'll fix them. This is freestyle hitchhiking: we will take a ride in ANYTHING, we just can't pay for it. The traditional thumb style is only one form of hitchhike. It's still works great we used it this morning.

Fiddy

12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...how are you gonna hitchhike to hawaii?

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About getting to Hawaii... I'll bet there are some charter/private jets going from California to Hawaii almost every day, some even empty. Maybe you can somehow hitch a ride on one of them. It's a pretty exclusive club, but who knows, you might be able to hook up with someone at an FBO (fixed base operator) at a place like Van Nuys, Santa Monica, San Jose, San Francisco, Burbank, etc. FBO's are like executive terminals for rich people. They fuel the jets, provide the lav service and so on. Some of the bigger chains are Millionaire, Signature Flight Support, Avitat, Mercury, Landmark Aviation and Atlantic Aviation. I'm not sure how you'd do it, but anything's possible. Hell, didn't your brother trade a paperclip for a house, Scotty?

1:51 PM  
Blogger sacasonrisas said...

Hi guys

I put your history on web to travellers around the world with your adventures.

http://www.viajar24h.com
(In spanish only at the moment)

6:07 PM  
Blogger Sam Crutsinger said...

If the publicity swells around this thing near the end of the journey, I'm thinking there's a few private jets in California that might take care of Hawaii.

Oh, and for spelling mistakes, there's a "buy" that should be "by" in paragraph two.

"...buy helping us achieve our goal."

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I endorse your journey! I look forward to seeing you locally here.

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Reishka said...

I think what you guys are doing is great - a little improbable (all 50 in 50 days? If you said more like 100 days I think you'd have a better chance)

Too bad I don't have a car, or I'd help you guys out. :(

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I listen to 98 Rock from Baltimore and I think you guys have a great journey ahead of you. I live in Arlington, Va and would have given you a ride to Richmond if you had not gotten that offer for the girl in Carolina. Good luck with your trip.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck on your venture, I think you guys were in Kipling on the BIG weekend of July 1st?
See you for the wedding next year!!

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Guys,

I just heard about your trek on the radio. Fantastic! I'll be keeping an eye out on the progress! Good luck!

Marina
Burnaby, BC

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard you on CBC radio. Hope you can make it to Hawaii! I'd offer a ride but it's not in Ontario. :) Maybe someone will have heard you this afternoon and offer a ride there. I was wishing I could.

12:02 PM  

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