Finalized my summer travel plans today, at least the flying parts. It's around the world! Thank goodness for STA Travel, my travel agents of choice since my Oxford days, who have all sorts of discounts for students and quite a few also for teachers. So after a month in California it's off to Melbourne via Auckland, from there to Kathmandu (and Kailash) via Kuala Lumpur, from there to Paris via Muscat, and home. This'll take me almost exactly the whole summer.