Taking pictures at home or around the neighborhood is one thing, but what about when we pack up for vacation? Do we bring our cameras, lenses, tripods, and macro filters or leave all of that at home and just go with a pocket camera or mobile phone? Is there a middle ground that can meet our needs without worrying about not having what we need to get the shot? (Or does it even matter if we get the shot–after all, we’re on vacation!) We’ll talk about our own approach to vacation photography and what tactics have worked well for us over the years, as well as some challenges we still face.