United States of America
The United States of America as a country is divided up into 50 states; for the conveniance of the common hitchhiker these states are discussed in detail along with their capitals at the following pages.
Hitching, like everything else in America, varies greatly depending on what type of area and what part of the country you are in. Generally you can find rides fairly easily if you hitchhike the right way; in fact oftentimes you can find more than rides, such as offers for free meals, invitations to 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...)?
Hitchhiking is legal in most places, though ...