Tips & Thoughts

Today I Get “Spunky”

A few months ago, I wrote an extremely well-received post about traveling to St. John, USVI and how it became a defining moment for me as a solo traveler. In it, I touched on my experience hitchhiking while on the island. Most of the 100-plus comments were supportive of my experience but I was also chastised by one or two who thought I had no business hitchhiking as a woman alone. Well, I’ve never spoken about it again…until now.


My eyes went as wide and as white as a bone china saucer. Was this guy seriously talking to me? And even worse, what was I doing sitting in the cab of a converted Ford F-350 with him—alone?