I'm also seeing this as a great opportunity to relax and unwind before starting my new thing, and I hope that a little bit of time off will allow me to find clarity on some things and think more deeply about the challenge ahead.
My trip will take me to Switzerland and Germany to see parents, friends, and more. Then, off to India to see New Delhi, Thailand (I hope all is calm by then), Hong Kong, and the Australian East coast. I'll be moving at a fast pace and should be back in California by late October.
I won't be completely off the grid, and hope to blog and have some access to the wonders of email on the way.