Hello ADVriders, I will be riding from Anchorage, AK to Jackson, MS next week and I'm looking for cheap places to stay along the way. I'm talking $40/night or cheaper places to stay. Obviously I'm going to want to be in a motel or something while I'm in Canada, after I get into the lower 48 camping will be an option. I'm currently looking for places to stay in Whitehorse Canada (Sunday Nov 4th), Smithers or Houston Canada (Monday Nov 5th), Vancouver Canada (Nov 6th and 7th), Las Vegas, NV (Nov 10th), Albuquerque, NM (Nov 11), Dallas/Ft Worth (Nov 12th). If anyone knows of any cheap motels or even has a couch I crash on in any of those cities please let me know. I already have places lined up in Tok, AK and San Francisco, CA. I'm a professional photographer and I have gigs lined up in Vancouver which is why I'm staying 2 nights there. Also, I would be willing to do some photography work to trade out for a room if anyone knows anybody that might be interested in that. Now about the ride. My plan is to leave on Saturday Nov 3rd and ride to Tok, AK. From Tok its off to Whitehorse, Canada along the Alaska Hwy. From Whitehorse I'm going to stay on the ALCAN until I get to Watson Lake. I'm going to get off the ALCAN at Junction 37 and go south to either Smithers or Houston. From there it's down to Vancouver where I have some work lined up. When I leave Vancouver I'm going to ride down to San Francisco, CA to visit a friend for 2 nights. From there its off to Vegas, Albuquerque, Dallas, and Home! I have plenty of gear and I'm carrying extra fuel with for the ride through Canada. My bike is a 2009 Honda XR650L with Kenda Trak Master II's. I had a local tire shop shoot regular car studs into the knobs so I can get traction on ice and snow. If anyone has any advice or suggestions please let me know. I'd be interested to hear from anyone else who has ridden the ALCAN during this time of year also.