Turning your automobile into a motel room is useful when motel rooms are expensive or far away. Ideal parking places include motel parking lots (no charge for the parking lot!), grocery stores, and, especially, Wal-Marts.
Pro Tip 1: Carry a sheet or blanket that is the same color as your car’s upolstery, so that you can be camoflagued as you slumber.
Pro Tip 2: When Wal-Mart is open, purchase a fold-up sun shade (or several) to use as privacy curtains inside your car, to build a reflective wall and keep out prying eyes.
Wal-Marts are also ideal for meeting, parking, and leaving a car for a few days. This free parking can be handy when you are meeting friends from distant towns and carpooling the rest of your trip together.
Next time you pass a Wal-Mart parking lot, you might be surprised to know that out of hundreds of cars, only 3 people are actually shopping at Wal-Mart.
The rest are just savvy travelers who park their cars there.