What should I bring for travel? DSLR or Point shoot camera.
1-SLR or SLR mirrorless.
2-Point shoot cameras mostly are compact and easy to carry around.
Advice: I would suggest for this purpose, you should should get Digital SLR or mirrorless. Why? Because photography is telling your story. You should have best quality of image that can be use for future. I'm not talking about pro, they always take lot of gears for travel. For advance user it is great to have Canon 650D with EF 24-105mm f4L, Canon 1100D with sigma 18-200mm 3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, Canon EOS-M (on market end October 2012) or Canon Powershot G1X, G12. For those who like Range Finder sure that Fuji x series are the best.