huntersdad wrote in post #13183177
I leave mine in my camera bag, zipped, but sitting out on a chair. Now the only access to the room is housekeeping, so if you have an open air room, you have a different challenge. But if it is more of a hotel style room, I wouldn't worry about it - that's why you insure you're gear. If mine gets stolen while out of town, I'll replace with bare minimums and pick up the rest when I return home.
I agree for the most part, but the only caveat is this -- sometimes, the concern isn't necessarily losing the gear, it's losing the shots. If your gear gets stolen on the first day of your trip, then you can either make due with what you have, buy a point and shoot and replace with insurance, etc like you mentioned above. If, however, your gear gets nabbed towards the end of your vacation, the gear isn't the only value; losing the images can be much bigger deal because you can't just go to a camera shop and replace them. I know when I went to Aruba on my honeymoon I would have been pretty upset to lose a few hundred nice images of us out and about and the sites, whereas the camera itself could be replaced.