I'm traveling to Europe this summer, and am preparing my gear well in advance. Since basically all I'm taking with me is what I can hold in my backpack, aside from a camera body and a single lens, I would like to take a tripod. I've heard the Velbon Maxi 343E is a very very good tripod for traveling. Before I buy it though, I was wondering if there are any other smaller tripods out there that are better than this one (for a reasonable price), or are there any newer versions of this tripod? Thank you!