I'll apologize ahead of time if this is in the wrong forum, hopefully this will work. I will be travelling to Peru this July for two weeks, and it should present some awesome photo opportunities. I would like to take my Nikon D200 with a few accessories, but I'm not too sure if it will be feasible. Quite a few complications with bringing the camera: First is weight/size. I'm travelling with a volunteer group and we'll not only need to pack for the two week trip, but we also need to bring an extra duffel of donated items. I'll have my own bag to pack, but I don't really want to be paying the extra if it is over 50lbs (I could, but...) and the extra duffel means I won't have another bag to put stuff in. I would carry my camera on with me, of course, but I'm pressed for space in the somewhat likely scenario that my checked baggage disappears for awhile between Lima and Iquitos. Second, we'll be staying in a small lodge on the Amazon river. To get to the village we will be working in, we're going to be taking a 20 minute boat ride. I'm unsure of the size of the boat, and I would be able to pack a lightweight dry bag, but a rollover in the canoe (if that's what it turns out to be) could none-the-less be disasterous. The two biggest issues, however, are power/storage. I do not have a portable hard drive to back up my pictures. As much as I would love to buy one, I manage to be fairly poor most of the time, and I have other trips, plus a lens to pick up and gear for Peru. I do have a decent laptop that I could bring, but that is a problem in-and-of itself. Aside from the previously mentioned issues, I'd have to find out how to charge the thing. I can pick up an adapter for the outlets at REI, but there's no getting around the voltage conversion and I don't want to pack a converter too. I'm not too sure, but I would imagine the charger for my Nikon's batteries is dual voltage, so I wouldn't need one for that. If I leave my laptop, I would have to put everything on two 4Gig CF cards. I could get a decent number of pictures, but this would rule out RAW (er...NEF). At the end of the day, as much as I'm excited to get some awesome pictures, I'm beginning to think that the camera is becoming more of a chore than a pleasure, which kind of sucks. I'm not going to Peru solely to photograph - I do have other responsibilities, so it might not be in my best interest to bring it with all of these complications. Then again, I'm not sure when I'll be in Peru again. I have a small P&S that I could take, it does ok, but I'd rather not. If anyone could pass on some advice, I'd appreciate it. I'm sure there are many people here that have encountered some of the obstacles I have, so fire away with any thoughts.