United States of America
The United States of America is a large land mass aquired over the years by different Presidents who spent much money on these purchases and therefore put the economy of the entire country into jeopardy. However that is another topic in itself. Since the U.S.A. is so large it was divied up into smaller subplots of land called states. The U.S.A. has 50 of these. So for the conveniance of the common hitchhiker these states are discussed in detail along with their capitals at the following pages:
Hitching in general is good (or at least was in the (80´s). In this huge country you get more than rides. These hospitable people will take you to their homes and parties, etc. Often you´re offered a place to overnite already in the cars. If you can deal with the bikers, they got a bar in every town and as long as they´re your friends, you won´t be left to sleep in snow. In some states you can even hitch on the motorways, mostly in the west. Unfortunately in most states you can´t but you can always stand on the enter ramp like in Europe. You can also look for rides at the truck stops but some truck stops are unfriendly to hitchers and tell you to leave in a very rude manner. In some town the cops harass you by asking for your passport but as long as you have it with you, there shouldn´t be any problem. Some of them become rather polite after seeing a foreign passport, some others might ask you, where such state is (Belgium, Norway, Finland...)?