Where do I sleep at night?
March 1, 2009 7:20 PM Subscribe
Road Trip Filter: New to extended road tripping. Would like to make a loop from Denver to Seattle, down to Cali and back through the desert and up through Utah before heading home. Where do I sleep on a limited budget?
posted by Alec Loudenback to Travel & Transportation (21 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
After graduating from High School this May, a friend and I are planning to make an approximately 1 month trip as described above, leaving mid-late June and returning mid-late July.
We are on a limited budget and want to save our money mostly for food and gas. Really scrape by like they do in the movies.
I have a Honda Element, which I believe would work wonderfully for night-time accommodations - the seats fold down to make two beds to sleep in and has a moon roof right where our heads would be at night.
What I am not sure about: Where to park at night?
I don't want to be right on the side of the road nor do I want to be somewhere where we might be in danger (some crazy farmer with a shotgun's field) or somewhere where we'll be woken up by the sheriff tapping on the window with a ticket. Of course we could pay for a campsite, but that costs money and isn't quite as "out there" as we'd like.
We're also planning on having a tent and sleeping outside somewhere some nights, but we don't want the same problems as described above.
Note: For now, I am not really looking for specific places to visit, just some general directions/tips for basically random overnight spots.
Please, MeFi, help me live my graduation dream!