Before you pack all of your camera equipment for you next trip, there's a lot you need to consider. Think about what type of images you will be taking, and consider sticking to the basics: a camera body, a wide-angle lens, and a telephoto zoom lens. Place one battery in your camera and have the other in your carry-on in a plastic bag. Remember to bring extra memory cards and a battery charger. If simple vacation shots are your goal consider an advanced point-and-shoot like a Canon G9, Nikon Coolpix, or Sony Cybershot. All are small but still allow for control over your images. For more compact suggestions, check out PopPhoto.com for latest list of top selling compact cameras.