When planning a trip to a particular destination, have you ever considered camping as a money-saving alternative to staying in a hotel, motel, or vacation rental? My husband and I enjoy camping, and we will often camp in state parks in order to save money on accomodations in our vacation budget. Campsites in our state are usually around $20 per night, compared to $60-$100 per night for a hotel or motel room. We usually have a particular destination in mind when vacationing, so we will search for state parks and other campgrounds in the general area of our destination. We usually pitch a tent when camping and bring a cooler of food, saving us even more in food costs on our trip. I have also considered rustic cabins at state parks and campgrounds when we plan on camping, which provide the luxury of a bed to sleep on and no need to do the work of setting up the tent. The rustic cabins are usually more expensive than an average campsite, however. Would you consider camping to save money on your vacation?