$0.02 If your budget is *really* tight some/many of the RV/Campground ‘Parks’ we stayed at on our way had pretty much everything a hotel had to offer other than a real bed & not having to set up your gear. If you stop in some of those places (KOA etc.) your ‘hotel every 5th day’ is TOTALLY do-able and you could possibly even stretch it further if you so choose. We liked having a real bed & a respite from setting up camp, cooking, etc...and being able to dry out our gear...every 2-3 days. Sometimes after a really long day, or a cold one, or a particularly hot one, you just want it easy- enter the hotel. RE: Ride Report advice- Take more pictures Take notes of people/places/events along your way to help with writing. (I keep a Rite in the Rain notebook & pen in my jacket) Really, take more pictures Roll with it- there will be lots of times, especially the farther North you get, that you won’t have ready access to wifi...don’t worry about it, you’ll catch up. Doing a RR is a LOT more work than it probably seems like right now...but you’ll get the hang of it. Seriously, take more pictures I look forward to watching your trip!