Born and raised in the United States, vmpfc1 began hitchhiking in Japan and later expanded his interests to Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Hitchhiked into the abandoned city of Agdam in Nagorno-Karabakh and sneaked into a vacant minaret. Hitchhiked across the Island of Cyprus and then illegally crossed into Varosha, a city abandoned during the Cypriot Civil War. Lived as a homeless hitchhiker in Japan for a month. Hitchhiked in Somalia. Hitchhiked into the Palestinian Territories, met tons of friendly locals. Was accidentally employed as a farm assistant in rural Armenia while hitchhiking.