I'm torn between bringing my purse and a really large fanny pack. I guess I'm paranoid that someone might unclasp the fanny pack - as the clasp is always in the back, and run off with it. If I use a small purse that has a really long narrow strap, and I can wear it across my body, then someone can't easily run off with it. I'd love to have my hands free and not have a purse over my shoulders the whole time. I want to always have my digital camera, small note book for taking trip journal notes, chapstick, sunblock, etc on me and the fanny pack is huge, so no problem.
What has your experience been - are you more a purse or fanny pack cruiser?