My new outlook is "get over it".
Let's be honest, I do photography for a living, how hard can it be.
The toughest thing I ever did in my life was hike the "Great Wall" in China. We hiked all day, uphill, both ways, or so it seemed. All in all we covered 30 of the guard towers. The area was crumbling rock so it was hard hiking.
After hiking for five hours I came across these guys working on the wall. They were hiking all day as well. Of course they were carrying loads of rocks and bricks on their back's.
This photo was taken with the Sony HX1 Cybershot. What a great little camera for travelling, even if you do have to carry it all day.