Glad it worked out, and have a great vacation!]]>
You mean with Time Machine??
I work in a very similar situation to this (albeit in London), and it is a constant worry that I might do this.
I do back up regularly with Time Machine (especially before I go out for the day), and all of my bookmarks and contacts are with MobileMe (for better or worse). And I have my iPhone.
As well as backing up it is important to practice some safe MBPing. Your Keychain password should be different to your log-in, for example. Consider FileVault if you don't use big files, etc. And turn it off / log out rather than just sleeping it.]]>
Lesson learned: backup and store in the cloud!]]>
I am backing up as we speak and doing the happy dance that you got everything back.]]>