If I am going on a trip, I avoid Internet withdrawal by searching for hotspots before I leave. The results get printed out and put into my carry-on bag so that when I arrive at my destination, I already know where to go for access.
While this may appear to be a Microsoft mini-commercial, rest assured it’s not. I just personally like their wifi search because it lists free and paid locations, addresses and phone numbers. It also lets you filter locations based on your needs (hotel, airports, health club, library, etc.).
If you’d rather remain Microsoft-free, here are other ways to find hotspots. There are a ton of different ways so we am only listing a few: