Last summer I went for a 23 days ride in the US and Canada.
To keep track of my trip I used :
: an old 2 Mega Pixel Fuji camera, taking picture at maximum quality (which was 1600x1280). For a couple of shots, I would have liked to have a 3X Optical Zoom.
1) Upload my picture on smugmug !
2) Write a daily journal on blogger for my family.
3) Update my Google Map current position (used http://www.mapchannels.com/
to show my map on my web page.)
When I came back, I corrected all my texts and created a web page about the trip.
Doing that every nights after 7-8 hours of riding is really time consuming and takes a lot of determination. Some people prefer to do that on some forum (AdvRider) but answering the comments would have been too much for me. If you only jump 1 night, it difficult to catch on.
You can see my adventure there (sorry in French
I don't have to courage to write it again in English) : http://www.xaqc.org/america2007/
I am planning a new trip for this summer and I will take the same kind of setup with me, but I will try to change both camera and laptop, to have better performance so that it takes less time each night.