My husband and I are planning a month's trip to Spain, France and possible Italy in June of 2012. We have not traveled on our own for the past 10 years, but decided to try it this time. My question is, is it a good idea to make reseervations in advance for all of the hotels, or canwe just make them as we go? We would prefer not to spend more than $100 per night, and lower if possible. We are in our mid 50's and don't mind shabby, but do like comfortable beds and quiet rooms. I hate to give up spontinaeity, but if it means having to spend a lot more for a room, then it's not worth it.