Lodging was by far my most significant expense. My original plan called for camping or sleeping in the vehicle two nights out of three, with a hotel every third night. That plan went into the shredder pretty quickly. The weather is partly to blame; nobody likes pitching a tent when it’s raining and cold. My age was likewise a factor, much as I hate to admit it. When I was a young man in my 20’s I lived on the road for weeks at a stretch, but I’m no longer a young man, and my priorities have shifted.