Mark Strüb has happily called Austin home for 10 whole years. While that doesn’t make him a native, he feels it gives him sufficient rights to the popular Austinite catch-phrase “I remember when…” In addition to talking about the unpaved used car lot that gave way to Whole Foods' World Headquarters, he enjoys Alamo Drafthouse, dining outdoors, shopping and traveling. But nothing brings Mark greater joy than spending quality time with his 5 year old son, Jack, at their home in Hyde Park. Mark has a B.S. in Radio-TV-Film from UT and makes his living helping people buy and sell homes.


September 25, 2010

DIGIHITCH ONLINE AGAIN :: Happy Birthday Morgan!

It has been a long time coming but I'm extremely pleased to announce the return of digihitch! It was great to see that so many of you already noticed the return before this announcement, and have returned to the site to share your stories, and contribute to the community.

As some of you may have heard, digihitch creator Morgan ‘Sal’man Strüb, passed away this last March. Morgan is still today an inspiration to so many, and our goal is that he always live on, in part through the continued existence of digihitch now and forever as the foremost hitchhiking destination on the internet. digihitch will remain as his lasting legacy. He is loved and will be deeply missed by his family, as well as by everyone whose life he touched.

For this reason, Morgan’s family has been diligently working to get the site back up and running. They know what this site meant to Morgan, and what this site means to so many of you. There are currently plans to start a non-profit in Morgans memory for digihitch, to help keep the site running. We are also hard at work on plans for a complete overhaul of the backend of the website. Doing so will not only make digihitch much more technically stable, but will also allow the site to easily grow and evolve over time.

We look forward to bringing you more news and developments very soon. It's so exciting to have the official return of digihitch coincide with his birthday, which is today, the 25th of September.

Thank you for all of your continued support!

All those who wander are not lost.” - TOLKIEN

Morgan ‘Sal’man Strüb has always been a catalyst for uniting people in ways that produce interactions greater than the sum of their parts. Morgan was an early pioneer in the concept of Web 2.0. Via the internet he has gathered families from across the globe to celebrate their common bonds. He has connected travelers to share inspiration and resources. Out of Morgan’s passion for getting off the beaten path to connect with people in unique and unconventional ways, DIGIHITCH.COM was born. The premier hitching site on the web, it has received millions of hits from its many thousands of registered members plus countless other visitors who appreciate it as a hub for hitchhikers and a portal for adventures of all kinds.

Beyond DIGIHITCH.COM, Morgan served many others from all walks of life as an effective and prolific webmaster. It could never be told how many lasting friendships have begun on his pages, or how many lives have been improved as a result of his creations.

He quietly battled neuroblastoma, a rare cancer of the sympathetic nervous system, for years before his diagnosis in June of 2009. Despite the intensity of the fight and the devastating effects of the disease, Morgan never let cancer define him. It was merely another piece of his story. His strength and spirit profoundly inspired all who were there to support him in his fight. CANCERCAW.COM/BLOG

Morgan’s legacy lives on. His devoted family has committed to complete his life’s work and passions- DIGIHITCH.COM and AMERICAN WAYSIDE, Morgan’s personal life story and tremendous memoirs of his years hitchhiking across America.


September 25, 1973 – March 28, 2010

The road will provide.” - ‘SAL’MAN

September 13, 2010

Austin Market Stats :: Week Ending September 11

Properties For Sale:

[compared to the same week in 2009]

Active Listings 16.11%

New listings – 9.21%.

Pendings – 22.92%

Solds units – 18.42%

Average Prices:

[compared to the same week in 2009]

Sold average sales prices + 6.33% to $249,611.

In 2009 it was $234,754.

Austin had 11,108 active listings during the same week in 2009.

Today there are 12,898 active listings!

That is +16.11% from last year.

September 6, 2010

Austin Market Stats :: Week Ending September 4

Properties For Sale:

[compared to the same week in 2009]

Active Listings + 16.91%

New listings - 9.24%.

Pendings - 21.63%

Solds units - 26.28%

Average Prices:

[compared to the same week in 2009]

Sold average sales prices +14.50% to $253,646.

In 2009 it was $221,531.

Austin had 11,174 active listings during the same week in 2009.

Today there are 13,063 active listings!

That is + 16.91% from last year.