When I travel for work, I always take one of my Canon DSLR's. Why? Because sometimes you will have a once in a lifetime experience that cannot be replicated. For example, when I visited Seoul, Korea 2 years ago, I captured this great night-time shot of the historic gate called Namdaemun (Great South Gate of Seoul) dating back to 1398.
But, when I visited the same location this past week....I saw that arson struck this beautiful monument, and now look....nothing but a cardboard box. Yes, it's getting re-built, but it will never be the same.