I agree about leaving the ILC's home if I'm traveling. It's an opinion that I've come to only lately. I'd personally strongly consider a Panasonic LX100, any of the Fuji X100's, any of the Sony RX100's, the Panasonic FZ1000 and FZ200, the Sony RX10 and the Olympus Stylus 1.Those? For Travel? Nope. If I'm travelling, I dont want to be carrying ILC gear. the FZ200 would probably come closest but I'm puzzled about why they didnt include the TZ60 (for example).
I get what you're saying, and when I'm travelling there're certainly plenty of moments (sometimes days on end) that I just live in the moment and don't take photos - but still, photography is a great way to get you to view your destination differently, and the memories, to me, are priceless. I do view my old images with some regularity and they always bring back loads of memories. I guess it's just a matter of achieving a sensible balance. Also, how many images have you seen from Mauritania, let alone beautiful ones?I haven't been traveling lately, but the more I think about it, the more I think the camera should just stay at home. Enjoy the trip. There's already a bazillion beautiful photos of wherever you are going. They're a lot like wedding photos. You view them once when your trip is done (or the wedding is over) and they are promptly forgotten about for all eternity.