This is another great documentary from Vice magazine about the Hobo tradition.

Train hopping is nothing new and it’s done by people since the first train ride. But lately it increase in popularity and becomes almost a trend by young people. Through Facebook & Co it finds it’s way into the backpacking community. Over a period of 10 years, Mike Brodie, a young 18 year old who escaped from home in 2003, shot documentary style pictures during his train hopping activities through the US. He just releases a book under the title “A Period of Juvenile Prosperity“, which showcases his journey over the years. Train hopping is quite dangerous as jumping on & off a moving train isn’t easy. Many train hoppers get killed over time. Take a look at his website with some of his best shots. It’s defiantly worth it! Jump on now!