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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: 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: 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: 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: To Granada-Part 1

The wandering hippie continues his adventurous journey in week #4 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: London

The journey continues in Week #3 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: Amsterdam

The journey continues in Week #2 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: 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 …