I ran across this article by Michell Kanashkevich discussing 5 common mistakes made by first-time Photographers documenting their travels. Having done a fair bit of traveling around 'The Rock' as both a Still and Video Shooter, I fully agree with Mitchell's observations (having run afoul of a couple of them myself) and feel the info applies to shooting video at a higher degree. The prep work required for video is much greater than photography. In spite of the 'YouTube' mindset of 'just shoot it', when you're taking the time to travel and investing in gear to record your journey the diff between 'Tube' video and 'great' video will depend on the extra time and steps you took to prepare. Check it out.