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Dumpster Diving: The Cheapest Way to Eat While Traveling
A freegan is a vegetarian who eats for free. And how does one eat for free? Dumpster diving, of course.
The freegan movement is a relatively new one, despite its roots stretching back to the very first bum who pulled something out of the trash, gave it a sniff, and then wolfed it down. Today's freegans are a little more cultured and refined, according to Erika Hayasaki, who recently studied their lifestyle for a Los Angeles Times feature article. She claims that most of the dumpster divers "are often college-educated people from middle-class families" who are simply rebelling against capitalism and waste. Or, for the purpose of this post, just looking for a meal while thumbing their way to Dublin.
For those of you considering freeganism to supplement your hunger during your budget travel jaunts, you might want to check out Meetup.com--a site that offers dumpster-diving tours in Seattle, Houston, LA, and England. And, if you're really serious about this, Hayasaki also suggests Freegankitchen.com, a recipe site that promises "gourmet meals from the dumpster." Mmmmm...