I know that Google has already become, for many, the new Microsoft (that is to say the object of mistrust and even hate). Right now, I'm really enjoying the increasingly interesting services that Google offers, and I'm combining them into a Total Travel Solution (tm) for the trip.
Besides the blog itself, I'm using gmail (nuff said), Google Calendars (to mark out planning and travel dates), Google Spreadsheets (to do the budget - to adjust it as we go along and eventually publish it after the trip), Google Documents (to make detailed notes as we go along that aren't ready for a blog entry, but might be useful for afterwards), PicassaWeb (to upload and publish the pictures we take along the way), and Google Maps (to plot the trip using overlays).
What can I say. I'm a geek.
Speaking of geek, I need to decide what computer and digital camera to take along. Any suggestions would be welcome.