This is the most important means of transportation for any dog backpacker (when you do not have your own car). Mainly, because you cannot take public transport, such as buses or trains (at least in many places) and renting or buying a car does not come within the budget of most backpackers (at least for those who travel for a long season). That is why I have created a whole section of traveling by "thumb". But also, traveling by hitchhiking is an experience that I recommend to everybody. Not just to dog travelers, but to every single traveler soul. It is absolutely amazing. You may see a thousand of cities, paradisiacal places and impressive mountains, but what you will never forget is an adventure like traveling this way. Here are some posts I have written to encourage you to do it.