The declaration form to enter Hawaii asked for my home address, which is no longer applicable. 48 hours ago I put most of my belongings in storage, intending to travel in Asia for the next year.

Last night friends and I went dancing, drinking and eating, part of a plan to beat my body's diurnal cycle into submission. While in Hawaii, I'll visit a cocoa plantation with the folks at Madre Chocolate then learn to surf and go on hikes.

Travel plans so far include Tokyo next for 10 days, followed by Bangkok and Phnom Penh where I'll be visiting the swing dance community. After that everything is wide open, with only a wedding in Australia in early December. Looking out to Diamond Head and Waikiki from my friend's place in Honolulu.