Well that sounds great!
Maybe other stops can be worked in, what with being on that side of the world.
New Zealand, I always hear great reports from folks that travel out there. I heard somewhere recently that that country has the least corrupt government in the world. (How that conclusion was arrived at I'm not sure). Extraordinary just to visit, the landscapes and vistas, etc, workshop or no. Probably workshops could be scrubbed together with this much lead time.
And then South Asia is just a hop away.
Hey Montana, NZ also has one of the most inventive tourist boards on the planet ;)
NZ is a place being very visibly affected by natural Earth changes at this time. My fellow Kiwis in Christchurch are really having a tough time - seems to have become earthquake central.