Can you just turn up at motels, or do you need to book in advance? I would quite like to stay at some mom and pop places rather than big chains, but I know that in some places we will have to take what we can find.
I'm not sure how I feel about booking in advance as we may as well be booking with a holiday company who book it for you, which tbh seems like it's taking something away from our road trip.
We are not limited to those dates at all, it just works out cheaper to go before April with flights, also up to the end of May we can get my parents to look after our dogs, saving about £250 ($400) on kennel fees.
Having said that, we are obviously saving a heap by going via car now rather than rv, so I guess we could afford the extra costs