I knew I needed a better camera than the one in my Droid 3 for this trip. At first I thought about digital SLRs, but the additional size, weight, and complexity turned me off to them. I am not currently interested enough in learning the intricate details of tuning a camera or changing a lens to take the perfect picture. It is unlikely I would gain any benefit from an SLR over a quality point-and-shoot camera.

After some basic web research, I settled on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS and a Transcend 64 GB SDXC Flash Memory Card. The camera got great reviews and the memory card should have plenty of space for all the pictures I take. I'm looking forward to using a real camera to post pictures of the people and places in every city I stay in.