Some things are simple - e-mail shouldn't be a problem no matter where I am. My hosting provider gives me a web-based interface to my mailbox, and there's always Hotmail or Yahoo.
I'd like to edit my travel website as well. I know I can use blogger to keep a blog, and even to edit specific HTML pages - but I don't think it's designed to edit pages across an entire site. Are there any online products that are? I prefer to hand-code my HTML, but am willing to use a WYSIWIG tool if necessary. (I don't have shell access on my web host or that would make this whole thing easier.)
I'll have a digital camera with me, and there's a floppy-disk-based method for reading the camera's memory cards (you put the memory card in a fake 3.5" floppy, and insert it in the drive. Once it's on the local computer, it would be easy to e-mail it somewhere. Are there better ways you can think of to transfer digital photos to any PC with no additional hardware or software requirements other than what I can carry with me?
I'd also like to be able to crop and resize photographs. (Fancy photoshopping not required.) Once they're cropped and sized, I'd like to be able to FTP them into my website.
In terms of finding a place to store files and data, there are a number of storage solutions out there, from Xdrive to others. This shouldn't be a problem.
I'm thinking of getting a palm or handspring with a folding keyboard, and then using that for typing e-mails and stories on the road. I'm not sure how I'd get the stories from the handheld onto the computer - any ideas? Also not sure how I would back things up, except to e-mail stories out. Could I back up address book data, for instance? What would you take?
The advantage of doing all this digitally (other than the obvious fact that I'm a geek) is to save records of my trip (I've had rolls of film lost being mailed back home, and notebooks ruined by water damage.) and to keep me in touch with my friends and family while I'm away.
So, is this possible? Or will I have to cary a heavy, expensive, and theft-prone computer 2/3 of the way around the world?