21st century road trip ...

JASON SNELL, IMORE:

"What I didn't pack—and this was a first for a family vacation—was my fancy digital camera. It takes fantastic pictures, but it's another heavy device to tote, with its own charging setup. I agonized about it, during and after the trip, but when I look at the pictures and video my family managed to take with two iPhones 6 and one iPhone 5, I can see why I opted to leave the big SLR behind.

"Yes, there were times I wish I had my good zoom lens, but would I have really pulled the thing out and carried it onto Cannon Beach on a crazy-windy Saturday morning? Probably not."

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