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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FAQ

If you ask a question frequently enough we'll answer it here.

NOTE: This is not for questions that are only asked every once in a while. Just kidding, we'll try to answer all those ones too.

Please send all questions to hitch50@gmail.com or post a comment in this section.

Question 1: How are you planning to get to Alaska and Hawaii?
The big question most people want to know is how we're going to get to Alaska and Hawaii. So far, we have no idea. But that's what this project is about really; relying on the kindness of strangers. So it only takes one or two awesome people to come up with a scheme to get us to those two states (two of our favorites by the way). We figure if we only need one or two people out of the 6 billion people in the world, the odds are in our favor.

Update: We have already figured out Alaska.

Question 2: Are you going to go to Washington, DC even though it's not a state?
Sure, we'll throw in DC we don't really see any reason to hurry.

Update: DC was awesome.

Question 3: Do rides have to be in a car?
No way! We are open to rides in anything, and when we say anything, we mean anything...Seriously anything! Cars, vans, and trucks are cool too.

Question 4: I hope you guys will shower along the way!!
Not really a question, more of a hope, but lots of people have brought it up. Yes we promise to shower daily. We'll also be sure to be polite, not wear white because it's after labor day and wipe our shoes when we enter (and if necessary leave) your car.

Update: We couldn't resist wearing white, it's just too glorious.

Question 5: Is your route pre-planned?
Not at all. We'll take rides anywhere! As long as we haven't been to that state yet, we're interested. If you want a rough idea of how's well do the last half of the trip check out this napkin.

Mission  Control

Question 6: Where do you stay at night?

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is hawaii going to work?

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto for "How is Hawaii going to work?" It's the whole reason I came to the FAQ page.

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

I know it's not a state and doesn't have a capital - but what about making it to Washington, DC?

3:37 PM  
Blogger ASSMAN said...

Is there a predetermined path across the country that you guys will take? Or are you just going to go wherever your vehicle takes you..

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know how to do it? Become really popular to point where some rich dude is willing to give you airplane tickets to hawaii and alaska so that he(or she) can mooch off of your fame.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Newstalk K57 said...

Since you are doing Washington DC, you might want to consider the other territories like Puerto Rico and my home, Guam.

Good Luck! I'll be watching.

4:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope that you realize that even though juneau is connected to the US by land, you cannot get to it by road, you must either take a boat or plain.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How are you going to afford food? Where are you going to sleep?

12:14 PM  
Anonymous RWCS.COM said...

How do you eat?

3:17 PM  
Blogger dayoff005 said...

why ?

9:26 PM  
Blogger Dennis Schwartzbaumensteinberg said...

i am trying to get you guys some news coverage, b/c this is a very interesting story. although, i think maybe having a plan of where to go next is a good idea, no? and on your site you explained the transportation has to be free, and i would think the only way to get to hawaii in a timely manner would be by plane. so if you someone gave you free airline tickets, would that count? or does that cross the line of hitchhiking?

9:56 PM  
Anonymous VRon said...

Y'all should post a checklist of states, because just knowing that you have been to 5 or whatever doesn't tell me if you've seen my state capitol yet!

9:08 PM  
Blogger Knoop said...

Hey Guys,

I was just going through your site and you never mention that you are from Canada... just thought it might add another point of interest. I have to say, I had a feeling that you two would get up to something big but this exceeds expectations. Been thinking about doing a road trip in a couple of weeks so perhaps we can figure something out. Now you can have a comment on here from RRU. Have fun guys and I promise you that Teegs and I will be watching (thanks for the map with that one!)
Cheers,
Knoop

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do you two decide who gets to wear blue and who gets to wear green?

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a brilliant idea, guys. we'll be following you daily, the use of the tech gear and the idea of 50 states in 59 days is awesome, keep up the great work. what if you meet your future brides this way? will you consider romance on the road?

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Where did the suits com from?

6:41 PM  
Anonymous someone we don't know said...

Uh ... "Sammy"? "Freddy"? What's up with the new shirts -- did we miss something between Yellowstone and Helena?

4:42 PM  
Anonymous jay said...

i have a question?
are both of you canadian citizens or american?
if canadian how did you get permission to pass the homeland security and immigration proteciton services of the united states of america?
were they not suspicious and refuse you both entry?
please share your border story?
curious canuck traveller

12:41 PM  
Blogger hitch50 said...

Jay,

We're both Canadian. Canadians are allowed to go to the USA. You should try it. To be honest I'm not exactly sure what you're asking but it sounds really complicated and awkward. We try to avoid things like that.

12:41 PM  

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