Lately, I have been doing an unusual amount of business traveling which is ok since I would rather be overwhelmed with work as opposed to being underemployed.
For those of you who are in a similar position, but want Internet access while stuck in some hotel, (have to keep current on the COPA site!) try netzero.com. Download their software and tell it what the area-code/local exchange numbers are and voila, free 10 hours of Internet (okay, and some banners).
Hope this is helpful to other road warriors.