Let's stop all the whining about motel rates and try camping for a change. The rates are cheap and the camaraderie is worth a lot more. Most of my travels during the year I stay in motels but I make a few exceptions of which the international rally is one. Where else can you meet people from all over the world, have a couple of beers and even smoke a stoggie under the stars. Besides, if you over indulge, you don't have that long ride back to the motel.