When you are heading away, whether for a day trip, a long weekend or even months of travelling, there is a good chance you are going to want to document your time away. However, with almost all phones now having cameras, far fewer people actually take the time and effort to use a real camera whilst they are away, and yet the results of doing so can be very rewarding indeed.
Not only are you more likely to download, sort through and print the favourite pictures you have taken if you use a digital camera as opposed to a phone, but you are also likely to take far better photographs and make the most of every moment you might wish to document.
Carrying spare camera batteries will undoubtedly help. Many people tire of their batteries running low on their cameras and find that once they have turned them off, they switch to their phones and simply do not bother to switch back. By buying a couple of cheap digital camera batteries to keep as spares, you can very easily ensure your camera always lasts as long as you need it to and in turn that you never miss a perfect shot.
For those who want the very best pictures, it is also worth taking some time to get to know your camera. An afternoon and evening spent learning which type of setting will work best in what conditions and how and when to use the flash as well as understanding whether or not you can use optical zoom as opposed to digital zoom to preserve quality, will almost certainly mean that you get the perfect shot when you are away instead of struggling with trial and error.