Rugged for the road
If you're planning trips to the great outdoors, you're going to need a camera that can afford to take a few hits like the waterproof, freezeproof, and shock resistant Casio EX-G1 ($230), or similarly sturdy Lumix DMC-TS2. For more of this season's tough cameras, check out our slideshow of rugged point-and-shoots.
Connecting it together
Apple's iPad Camera Connector Kit ($29) allows you to quickly load all your pictures into your iPad, giving you another source to backup your photos and a way to instantly preview them while away from the computer.
Tag, you're it
To easily pinpoint the location your images were taken, consider the Gisteg PhotoTracker ($99) which tracks and stores geotagging data while you roam. If you have an iPhone, the PlaceTagger app ($10) keeps track of your locations as well. You can sync data from both options with your images when you return home.
A shoulder to lean on
For shorter trips when caring all of your equipment would be excessive, opt for a shoulder bag or a backpack. These Tamrac camera bags are great for carrying all your photography gear in a small and organized space.
Packing that backpack
If you are bringing a lot of camera accessories on your trip, a Lowepro camera backpack is a better option, with more room and even weight distribution for your back.
Keep it safe
Digital Foci's Photo Safe II ($150 for 250GB or $219 for 500GB) is a portable external drive that lets you store your photos for safe keeping while you're on the go.
In the loop
The LumaLoop ($60) is a sling that allows you to leave your camera at your side like a normal strap, but it disperses the weight evenly, and makes sliding your camera up for a quick shot easy.