Submit Your Hippie Story!

Hippie Stories

Below is a collection of groovey stories from our visitors. If you have a groovey story from your Hippie days, then please submit your Hippie Story. Once approved, it will be posted to the website.


Wanderer Weekly #34 – Vale of Kashmir

It’s week 34 of the wandering hippie journey by “Stevie Wander” exactly fifty years ago.  This week we find him traveling in the Vale of Kashmir.  He spends a week in Srinagar living on a …

Wanderer Weekly #33 – Indian Border to Kashmir Valley

It’s week 33 of the adventurous wandering hippie journey by “Stevie Wander” exactly fifty years ago.  The cultural excitement and intrigue are expanding to new realms as this week we find the wanderer entering the …

Wanderer Weekly #32 – Kabul to Indian Border

It’s week 32 of the wandering hippie journey by “Stevie Wander” some fifty years ago.  This week we find him in Kabul, Afghanistan.  He spends several days exploring the town.  Stevie describes life on the road as a …

Wanderer Weekly #31 – Afghanistan, Kandahar & Kabul

It’s week 31 of the wandering hippie journey by “Stevie Wander” some fifty years ago.  This week we find him visiting Afghanistan.  He spends several days in Kandahar then takes a rickety ten-hour bus trip …

Wanderer Weekly #30 – Iran Into Afghanistan

It’s week 30 of the wandering hippie journey by “Stevie Wander” some fifty years ago.  This week we find him traveling from Iran to Afghanistan.  After spending the night at the Iranian / Afghan border …

Wanderer Weekly #29 – Turkey & Iran

It’s week 29 of the wandering hippie journey by “Stevie Wander” some fifty years ago.  This week we find him traveling across Turkey and Iran to the doorstep of Afghanistan.  From a grueling three-day train trip through …

Wanderer Weekly #28 – Turkey to Istanbul for a Decision

It’s week 28 of the intrepid hippie wandering the globe 50 years ago this week.  We find Stevie Wander traversing by bus in Turkey from southeastern Turkey to northwestern Turkey, crossing the Bosphoros to Istanbul …

Wanderer Weekly #27 – Syria: Lebanon to Turkey

It’s week 27 of Stevie Wander’s year-long journey on the hippie trail.  This week we find him on the move from Lebanon into Syria where he hooks up with a fellow traveler, from the States, Lad.  Our …

Wanderer Weekly #26 – Lebanon Adventures

It’s week 26 of Stevie Wander’s year-long journey on the hippie trail from 50-years ago.  Our intrepid hippie wanderer is on the move in Lebanon—from Beirut to Baalbek then back to Beirut then off to …

Wanderer Weekly #25 – Kibbutz to Cyprus to Lebanon

It’s week 25 of Stevie Wander’s year-long journey on the hippy trail from 50-years ago.  Our intrepid hippie wanderer is on the move as his weeks-long stay in Israel draws to an end.  After a …

Wanderer Weekly #24 – Jerusalem – Part 2

It’s week 24 of the yearlong adventure for intrepid hippie Stevie Wander as he journeys through the ancient majestic environs of Jerusalem.  He makes the holy rounds to the Wailing Wall, Temple Mount, and the …

Wanderer Weekly #23 – Jerusalem – Part 1

The intrepid wanderer is on the road to Jerusalem from a short interlude in southern Israel around Eilat and the Red Sea.  He receives a gift of the Bhagavad Gita and then later on, a …

Wanderer Weekly #22 – Israel’s Red Sea, Eilat, & Environs

It’s week 22 in the yearlong adventure of the intrepid hippie “Stevie Wander”, fifty years ago this week. We find him wandering in southern Israel along the coastline of the Red Sea. He enjoys the …

Wanderer Weekly #21: Israel-Timna to “Fijord” on the Red Sea

It’s week 21 in the yearlong adventure of the intrepid “Stevie Wander”, fifty years ago this week. After surviving a harrowing night out in the desert with his companion, Lynn, the couple head toward Eilat …

Wanderer Weekly #20: Israel-Jericho to A Night in the Desert

In week #20 of his year-long wandering adventure, “Stevie Wander”, explores Israel in late winter 1971.  Hitchhiking with two females he heads south from the ancient city of Jericho, past Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, …

Wanderer Weekly #19: Israel-Leaving the Kibbutz

The intrepid hippie wanderer is itching to get back on the road. His final week at the kibbutz is coming to an end. Six weeks have flown right by at the communal settlement.  Stevie takes one …

Wanderer Weekly #18: Israel-Kibbutz-5th Week

Now eighteen weeks into his journey the intrepid hippie wanderer isitching to get back on the road as his winter stay at the Kibbutz isnearing an end. Stevie Wander recounts his 5th week at the …

Wanderer Weekly #17: Israel-Kibbutz-4th Week

The unique once-in-a-lifetime adventure continues from fifty years ago. Our nomadic wanderer is in his 17th week of wandering as he completes week #4 at the Kibbutz.  Every day is a new adventure at the communal settlement.  In …

Wanderer Weekly #16: Israel-Kibbutz-Week 3

The intrepid hippie, “Stevie Wander,” is in his 16th week of wandering the globe.  We find him in his third week at the Kibbutz in northern Israel.  He expands upon his daily life at the communal settlement, dreaming …

Wanderer Weekly #15: Israel-Kibbutz-Week 2

In week 15 the intrepid hippy wanderer settles into his second week at the kibbutz.  The history of the kibbutz culture started in 1910.  The communal settlement is in northern Israel, overlooked by the famous …

Wanderer Weekly #14: Israel-Tel Aviv to the Kibbutz

The intrepid hippie wanderer boards a flight in Rome for Israel. Some seven hours later he lands in Tel Aviv. Another major culture shock to the senses as “Stevie Wander” gets used to life in …

Wanderer Weekly #13: Rome to Israel

The Wanderer Weekly continues in Week #13 as the hippy from fifty years ago, “Stevie Wander” spends a week in Rome.  He says his final goodbye to his traveling companion, Nancy.  It wasn’t easy or …

Wanderer Weekly #12: Tunis to Rome

In week #12 the wanderer completes his journey across North Africa, departing from Tunis, Tunisia to sail to Sicily. With his traveling companion, Nancy, the duo hitchhike across the north coast of the island then …

Wanderer Weekly #11: Algeria to Tunisia

The intrepid hippie wanderer continues his journey across North Africa with his traveling companion, Nancy. They hitch hike from Oran, Algeria to Annaba on the Mediterranean Sea where they both face sexual harassment, then a …

Wanderer Weekly #10: Fez to Oran, Algeria

The intrepid hippie wanderer is enjoying his last days in Morocco as he and his traveling companion, Nancy, hitch hike from Fez to Taza and then the Algerian border. While in the city of Taza, …

Wanderer Weekly #9: Essaouira to Fez

It’s week #9 in Morocco and Stevie Wander is hitting the road, traveling from Essaouira to Marrakesh to Casablanca to Fez and across North Africa. His new platonic traveling companion, golden-haired Nancy, attracts unwanted advances …

Wanderer Weekly #8: Essaouira-part 2

The journey in Morocco continues in week #8 as our wandering hippie adventurer spends a second week in the ocean-side city of Essaouira. It’s November 1970, fifty years ago. Stevie Wander feels as if he …

Wanderer Weekly #7: Essaouira

Our globetrotting wanderer enters week #7 settling in at the ocean side town of Essaouira, Morocco. Magic, mystery and moods envelop “Stevie Wander” as he blazes his own ultimate hippy trail journey. Moroccan foods and …

Wanderer Weekly #6: Marrakesh

Our wandering hippie is now in week #6 of his year-long global journey in November 1970 in Morocco. A week-long stay in Marrakesh. The Hotel Essaouira, sights, sounds, smells, food, the markets, Ramadan—“Stevie Wander” explores …

Wanderer Weekly #5: Entry into Morocco

The journey continues with part 2 and part 3 of Week #5 of the yearlong wandering adventure.  We pick up the story at the Rock of Gibraltar facing the shores of Africa.  Our dedicated traveler …

Wanderer Weekly #4: Spain to Morocco

The journey continues in Week #5 as the intrepid wanderer maps out his path of adventure through Spain and onto the shores of Morocco. The magic of the road, the train tracks, the sea and …

Wanderer Weekly #3: To Granada-Part 2

The wandering vagabond hippie continues his journey to Granada. We pick up the story on the island of Formentera where the hero and his companions get in trouble with the law for swimming naked. The …

Wanderer Weekly #3: To Granada-Part 1

The wandering hippie continues his adventurous journey in week #3 by leaving London hitching a ride in a VW van with fellow travelers then crossing the English Channel from Dover on a ferry boat.  A …

Wanderer Weekly #2: London

The journey continues in Week #2 as the intrepid hippy wanderer spends a week in London. But before he can get to London he must escape Amsterdam with his sanity still in tact. From crossing …

Wanderer Weekly #1: Amsterdam

The journey continues in Week #1 as the intrepid hippy wanderer spends a week in Amsterdam.  Hear about his ventures into the nooks, crannies, corridors and canals of the magic city.  The red-light district, Vondal …

Wanderer Weekly #1: Off To See The World

The journey begins in Week #1 as the intrepid hippy wanderer sets off to see the world on his year-long adventure. From New York City to a flight to Iceland, and across the Atlantic Ocean, …

Wanderer Weekly: Kickoff

On the Golden Anniversary of hippy trail adventure, Steve Reifman – or “Stevie Wander”, as he likes to be called – tells the true tales behind the story.

I Survived My Hippy Days

In 1969 I was a reckless youth and it got me into trouble many times. I ran away from home with my boyfriend when I was sixteen. Joe was a few years older than me …

De Ja Vu

I traveled as a young man on the Hippy Trail. Many of the stories in Wanderer take me back to the times of my youth when I experienced similar things on the hippy trail from …

Lost in Time

I was amazed upon reading the Wanderer story at how closely it related to my experiences. I was just out of college in 1974 and I decided to do some world traveling before I settled …

Wordly Adventures

I’m from England. A buddy of mine Alex, took to the road with me in 1972. We traveled across mainland Europe to Greece, mostly hitchhiking. Then we boarded a ship in Istanbul, Turkey, heading for …

Finding Spiritual Enlightenment on the Road

I have just been reading Hippie by Poalo Coehlo, the author of the classic Alchemist.  Coehlo tells about a fictional young man based upon his own journeys through the world and ultimately on the Magic …

Hippie Times!

I was too young to go on the Hippie Trail. By the time I came of age the Hippy Trail was closed down. But I remember the hippy vibe as a youth. Many of the …