It’s hard for me to believe there are still places that don’t have wireless access but there are. Some hotels only offer free wired internet; my mom has broadband but it’s wired-only as well. The solution: Bring my own wireless.
The Apple Airport Express isn’t much larger than a stack of note cards but it’s a fully functioning portable wireless access point; a FAST one. And it works with PC or Mac. If you travel a lot, or just wanna make sure you have wireless wherever you may roam (…) you outta get one.
Configure it at home, throw it in the laptop bag, connect it at your destination. You’re all set.