A few of you have asked what camera I use? Here is my best friend, Mr. Canon PowerShot A510 (with just 3.2 pixels). I don't believe in all this pixel nonsense. You can get perfectly good pictures without going overboard in the pixel area. When I bought the Canon, a pro told me not to go for the big numbers -> you get less pictures. I like to shoot a lot, so I keep my settings low too. My painting teacher, Susanna Coffey, always said go for quantity and the quality will come.
My lovely brand new PowerShot sat in it's box for 2-3 months. Then Annie came to town with the same camera and showed me how ridiculously easy it was to take a picture.
I think it's useful to have a number of cards. This last trip I went daily to the Odean photo shop, unloaded my picts onto a CD, cleaned my card, and was ready for the next day. They have machines in France that spit out your photos in seconds too. I would love one of those...
I did buy a back-up camera, a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S90. It's got a huge LCD window 2.5" vs the Canon's 1.8". I made sure to take it out of the box. But I have not shot a single pic sorry to say :(
Now if Annie would just get a Sony I could get cracking on it :)