I know this has probably been asked tons of times before and I know there have to be threads on this, but I tried doing a search and came up with nothing... Which isn't surprising, as this site probably has the absolute worst search feature I've ever encountered on the internet. With that being said, how much do you guys budget for food, lodging, entertainment, etc.? I haven't done many long motorcycle trips; my longest was a 1700 mile, two day, one night, trip late last summer. On that trip, I brought along a small tent and just did stealth camping in the woods, so my only expenses were gas and food. I'm planning on doing a cross country trip either this summer or next summer on my SV, depending on my school schedule. My tentative route will be about 7,000 miles, and I plan to do about 500 miles per day when I'm traveling. I am also budgeting in about a week of sightseeing days, so 3 weeks in total (though knowing me, I'll probably finish earlier than that). I will be camping out every night on the trip. I'm tentatively planning on stealth/free camping two nights, then pay for a site that has showers every third night. I will leave on a fresh set of tires, so they should last me the trip. I'll bring a full can of chain lube, bring along a couple of oil filters with me, and buy oil on the road, and thus do my own oil changes. I will do mostly grocery store food (sandwiches and stuff, with a very occasional restaurant). With this in mind, I have budgeted $100 for maintenance (probably an overestimation), $20 per day food, $10 per day lodging, and $5 per day entertainment. What do you guys think about these figures? Do they sound reasonable?