Traveling for the holidays? Or just travel in general? Digital cameras let you shoot lots of pictures, but where will you store them? Glenn Fleishman and I co-wrote an article for Macworld about how to deal with an abundance of digital photos, with an eye toward traveling without a laptop in tow. It's now available online: Back up photos on the road.
When I traveled to Africa last year, I did bring my laptop, but I didn't haul it around everywhere. I found that a combination of having a few memory cards (which even now are much less expensive than when I bought some 12 months ago) and a $30 Apple iPod Camera Connector worked well. I brought back more than 2,000 pictures intact.