If you are a point and shoot camera woman and want an excellent camera to take on this magnificent trip, check out the Canon SX50 HS. (I am not a Canon salesperson, but am a retired teacher) It is a "bridge" camera which means it is in between a point and shoot and a DSLR. It has a powerful zoom, takes fantastic pictures, and your don't have to change lenses. The amazing lens is a 50x zoom which is 24 x 1200mm. It was the best purchase I made for this trip. Enjoy!