I'm curious how much planning/booking you do when touring. I want to start some light tours staying at either campsites or inns. I have a worry about not finding any vacancies anywhere and being stuck on a bike in the middle of nowhere (a bet excessive). But I also don't want to worry about getting to the next place in time all the time, what if I want to hang out in one area for longer? etc. So how do you keep the freedom in balance with always having a place to stay?
(I'm in southern california where campsites and hotels are often booked it seems)