Hitting the road and exploring the country is one of the best things you could do in the Summer, but it’s not always easy. RVing is expensive, and some find those vehicles intimidating and difficult to drive. Camping will always be fun for a night or two, but your back might start to miss having a real bed. And road trips are the ultimate adventure, but spending every night in a different motel eats up your budget in no time. All of that is why van camping has grown in popularity in recent years, especially among millennials. Van camping can be done in a mini van or a fully-outfitted camper van, or any van-type vehicle that has enough room for you to sleep. But before you pack up your gear and hit the road, these beginner tips will help you make the most of your first time van camping — and it may become your favorite Summer pastime.