Point-n-shoot, DSLR, film, lomo, polaroid cameras. Which camera matches you most? The compromise between ease, perfection, and fun.
I have carried a point and shoot, borrowed a DSLR, and left with nothing but a lomo camera at some point during my travels. The first is boring, the second quite a burden, and the last a bunch of fun and bunny-hopping light.
But whatever you decide to carry, remember to bring along a “Don’t think, just shoot!” attitude to treasure and share with the world your unique perspective.