I finished assembling my travel bike this morning. It's not as cool as Jen's but it will do.
It's mostly all the same parts as before, but I did treat myself to a new crank set. The old Truvativ cranks that came with the bike were creaking like mad in Monterey, and I can't handle any noises emanating from my bike. The new Shimano Zee cranks look pretty bombproof and should stand up to anything I (and baggage handlers) can throw at them.
It's been a long, costly project but I think it will all be worth it. I can't wait to do some foreign exploring with them.