We are hoping in a couple of years to be in a place where we can tour for 6+ months. We plan on beginning with Transamerica as a good starter. We would have a child with us as well (timing of the tour will be related to child's ability/maturity as well as financial stability, and he would be homeschooled while we were on the road).
However, we are going to have expenses as any touring bicyclist has, and we want to mitigate these expenses by working on the road (we do already run our own business). We would want to put in approximately 50-60 mile days (hopefully all in AM with an early rise), eat a large lunch in a town, and retreat to a hotel or similar to work, 5-6 days a week (we might still ride the 7th but we wouldn't work the 7th). Since our planning is so far off and things change, i don't want to buy the maps until closer to our trip (it could be a few years).
What is the availability of motels/cheap, reasonable lodging with internet access, along the route currently? What would *current* average prices be? (Obviously, the cost of the motels eats into the money needed, so the price would dictate the percentage of time we'd have to work.) Ideally, we've considered taking Transamerica, and then going on other routes and just continuing to go. Alternatively, would it make more financial sense to pay for an internet travelling hotspot, and be less dependent on the specific amenities of a lodging place? We would still need power, etc., and so we do not plan on camping.