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Andy Graham

Andy Graham

Andy Graham the Hobo traveler. Articles about budget, travel, jobs, adventure and more by Andy the hobotraveler.com. On a hobo trip around the world. Update: When we first met Andy, he was on his 4th year of hobo travels, as of 2016 Andy has been continuously exploring the world for 19 years and has written prolifically along the way. Read more of Andy's tips for Making a living while traveling or visit his website hobotraveler.com.
Andy Graham Hobo Traveler

Thoughts on being American in the age of terrorism

Editor’s Note: It’s been about 16 years since we first featured Andy’s adventures on The Argonauts. We’ve been long overdue for an update. So we checked in with Andy and asked him how the last 19 years of constant travel has influenced his world view on being American, especially in light of terrorism, a new

Andy Graham Hobo Traveler

Hobo Traveler: Third World Travel

Location: Ecuador I am in Ecuador. Where a USA dollars buys twice as much, and a room cost 3 dollars and 50 cents. I think the basis for long term travel could be separated into 2 categories. Underdeveloped Nations Travel Developed Nation Travel Some people use the term “Third World Travel”, but my research compels

Andy Graham Hobo Traveler

Hobo Traveler: What is extreme travel?

Extreme ex·treme (ĭk-strēm′) adj. Most remote; outermost or farthest. Very great; intense. Extending far beyond the norm. Drastic; severe. n. The greatest or utmost degree. Either of the two things at opposite ends of a scale, series, or range. An extreme condition. A drastic expedient. I am sure some of you think of bungee cord

Andy Graham Hobo Traveler

America — YOU HAVE NO CULTURE

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost, to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” The world observes an attack on the United States of America. Why do you travel, Andy? I travel to meet

Andy Graham Hobo Traveler

Hobo Traveler: Rio Gallegos

Location: Rio GallegosElevation: 767 feet ASL (Above Sea Level)Latitude: 41 degrees northLongitude: 85 degrees west Sorry… No pictures (my Sony Digital camera broke, and I am hobo poor) A city located in the south of Argentina.  Rio means river in Spanish, and the city is located on a river. Go figure. This is a very

Andy Graham Hobo Traveler

Hobo Traveler: Why go to Patagonia?

Location: PatagoniaElevation: 0 feetLatitude: 51.633 degrees southLongitude: 69.217 degrees west Made famous by history, and travel agents trying to sell a tour. Travelers will nonchalantly say words like Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Usuahia, Torres de Paino, and Cape Horn. They have a nice sound to them, but I still do not understand what those words

David Clark onboard the Mollie Milar

The oldest person to sail solo around the world

David Clark’s Trip through the Panama Canal “The time has come,” the Walrus said,“To talk of many things:Of shoes-and ships-and sealing wax-Of cabbages-and kings-And why the sea is boiling hot-and whether pigs have wings.” Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872 I cannot begin to understand what happens to a man,

Fruit hat Brazil street vendor

Hobo Traveler in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio, an exotic mix of cultures from all over the world, people wanting to love, and play, and enjoy the sun, and hoping for something strange to happen in their life. In Rio, you can find whatever you want. On the bus trip between Foz do Iguaçu, and Rio I saw the most wonderful green

How to install a door lock

Hobo Traveler: Safety

Andy’s Travel Tip The worst thing about traveling is worrying about getting robbed. I am always a little worried. I am carrying a portable computer, and a digital camera. OK, so how do I get this MONKEY off my back? I put my own padlock on the door. The one I purchased. I love when

Shampoo leaky bottles.

Hobo Traveler: Tips for Living on the Road

I am still in Arequipa trying to teach English, I am not sure I am the best teacher but I do learn a lot. I am staying in the Hostal Wilson on Puente Grau. It cost me 10 soles a night, or about 3 dollars USA. I am getting a special deal, it is normally

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