Due to the fact that I'm very deliberate when taking images with it, I usually take a friend along. Come to think of it, I've seldom used the camera without an assistant. That's just me however; I also have the option of that luxury more often with 99.9% of my photography being nature shots.
If I was making a photographic record of my travels I would take a point 'n shoot. But in recent years I travel in order to photograph so the results have to be worthwhile. Anything less than top photographic quality is a waste of time, money, and effort.
The Mamiya RB 67 outfit is what I carry when the mountain is too steep or the weather too bad for the 8x10 gear. Frankly the RB feels so small and light I almost feel guilty using it.
Photography, the word itself, invented and defined by its author Sir John.F.W.Herschel, 14 March 1839 at the Royal Society, Somerset House, London. Quote "...Photography or the application of the Chemical rays of light to the purpose of pictorial representation,..". unquote.