If you’re going to go anywhere worth remembering, which is usually everything 30 minutes outside of your house, you’re going to want to capture the world for some show and tell later, or perhaps just to slow the constant stream of imagery (alright, trees, we get it: humans are outnumbered). But scheming travelers agree, taking pictures is a great lifting of the spirit and proof of the epic and unbelievable nature of your best road trip since the last one.

Complex recommends: Keep it discrete with the Leica V-Lux 30, a pocketable Superzoom camera that you can keep on hand at all times and with enough zoom to get shots regular compacts can't. Now, if you're really trying to ball out of control with your camera game, please proceed directly to our current pick for camera of the year: Fuji FinePix X100 (check out our review here). It's well-crafted, with physical aperture, shutter, and exposure dials. And it's handsome as hell.