For traveling light, avoid taking a camera crew whenever possible
Mrs. Mosley and I are planning on an around the world trip in the next four years or so. In that spirit, I'd like to point out someone who has already done it and then some: Former Monty Python member Michael Palin. His site Palin's Travels has full text of all six travel books he's written corresponding to each series he has done for the BBC. Go check him out.