QUOTE(MaineDon @ Oct 11 2010, 05:09 PM)
We leave later this week for a cross-country trip to Arizona, where we'll spend the winter. Can anyone tell me of national chains, in addition to Starbucks, that offer free WiFi? Am I correct in remembering that MacDonalds is now offering this service? Are there other chains......? By popular demand from family and friends, I am doing my second travel blog this winter
. Since we like to stay in COE and State parks, alternate WiFi venues are useful. I know, I know....I could spring for a Verizon card; but having just retired, I am one of those "fixed income" guys now, looking to save $$ wherever possible. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
Hi Maine Don: We're currently in Maine, 7500 miles into a 10-week trip from California and have found virtually all private campgrounds have free wifi. Some access works better than others, but always ask. I've done a blog for several years now (www.travelswithhappy.blogspot.com) and what I do is write the blog, organize photos in Picasa (all offline) and then just upload photos and copy and paste text when I have internet access. That way you don't have to have it at every site enroute to your destination. (I must confess, I bought the Verizon aircard (used, from a campground host in CA) and it's great. For $50 a month you get all the access you'll ever need.) We go to Yellowstone each spring and Verizon is the only one that works. Still, it is dial-up, so I use the campsite's wifi whenever possible. Happy trails!