Round the World

Dan Fey Ben Lomond Peak New Zealand

February 2012 through April 2013, I am traveled around the world, creating adventures, meeting amazing people, learning other cultures, and developing personally and professionally.  I’ve documented my travels here on my blog.  My country itinerary is below, it was based on global weather patterns.

February 22nd, 2012 – Israel (Birthright)

March 17th, 2012 – San Francisco, CA, USA

April 3rd, 2012 – Chile, Argentina, Bolivia

May 16th, 2012 – Peru and Machu Picchu

June 2012 – Ecuador

July 2012 – Japan

August & September 2012 – South Korea

October & November 2012 – China

December 2012 & January 2013 – LaosCambodia, Thailand

January & February 2013 – India

March 2013 – United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and Turkey

If you’re interested in all of the cities I went to, the list is below, in the order that I visited.


  • Tel Aviv
  • Tzvat
  • Tiberias
  • Banias
  • Tel Aviv/Jaffa
  • Dead Sea
  • Mitzpe Ramon
  • Jerusalem
  • Tel Aviv
  • Eilat
  • Petra
  • Randolph, New Jersey
  • San Francisco


  • Santiago
  • Puerto Montt


  • San Carlos de Bariloche
  • Mendoza


  • Valparaiso
  • La Serena
  • San Pedro De Atacama


  • Uyuni
  • Tarija
  • Sucre
  • La Paz
  • Copacabana


  • Cuzco
  • Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes
  • Arequipa
  • Huacachina
  • Lima
  • Mancora


  • Guayaquil
  • Montañita
  • Baños


  • New Orleans


  • Tokyo
  • Mt. Fuji
  • Sapporo
  • Nikko
  • Nagoya
  • Kyoto
  • Nara
  • Kyoasan
  • Osaka
  • Kobe
  • Hiroshima
  • Fukuoka

South Korea

  • Pusan
  • Seoul
  • Jeju
  • Daejeon


  • Qingdao
  • Taishan
  • Xian
  • Chengdu
  • Emeishan
  • Zhangjiajie
  • Fenghuang
  • Guilin
  • Hong Kong

South Korea

  • Seoul
  • Sokcho/Seoraksan


  • Hong Kong
  • Kunming
  • Lijiang
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Dali
  • Xishuangbanna


  • Luang Namtha
  • Luang Prabang
  • Vang Vieng
  • Vientiane
  • Pakse
  • Bolaven Plateau
  • 4000 Islands (Don Dat)


  • Siem Reap
  • Angkor Wat/Temples of Angkor


  • Bangkok
  • Ayutthaya
  • Chiang Mai
  • Phuket
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Koh Phi Phi
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Railay
  • Koh Phangan
  • Koh Tao
  • Bangkok


  • Kolkata
  • Bangalore
  • Mysore
  • Kozhikode
  • Kochi
  • Munnar
  • Trivandrum
  • Mumbai

South Korea

  • Seoul
  • Daejeon
  • Muju


  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Aurangabad
  • Ellora/Ajanta
  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Jaipur
  • Mumbai

United Arab Emirates

  • Sharjah
  • Dubai


  • Istanbul
  • Goreme
  • Kayseri
  • Mt. Erciyes
  • Pammukale
  • Selcuk/Ephasus
  • Galipoli
  • Istanbul


  • Randolph, New Jersey

That’s a grand total of 17 countries and 105 cities in 405 days, that’s around one city/town every 4 days!

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristie January 30, 2012 at 5:30 am

I’m so happy for you Dan! 🙂 Looking forward to some great pics!


Maeghan Halpin February 10, 2012 at 9:44 am

This is amazing! Wishing you happy and safe travels Danny! I’m looking forward to following your adventure<3


Jonathan February 17, 2012 at 10:29 am

Looking forward to the first post!


Michael February 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Dan, I hope you have a wonderful experience in your travels. God speed!


Michael February 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Mom and I just dropped you off at the Philly Airport for your departure tonight for Israel. I just want you to know that we love you and will miss you very much, Best of luck in your new adventure! We will be thinking about you every day and wishing you the best.


Mom and Dad


Michael S. Fey March 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

Hey Dan:

I enjoyed hearing about your group experiences during the first days of “Birthright”.

As you know, Mom and I have differing religious and cultural upbringing, which, fortunately, has not interfered with our relationship. In reality, we share very similar beliefs, beliefs which although not formally practiced by traditional groups such as Jews or Christians, have helped us better appreciate and interpret the what life means to us. We were careful to expose you to a diverse range of cultural and religious experiences in the hope that when you came of age, you could decide its meaning for yourself.

As you continue your travels, you will undoubtedly experience more neat cultural and religious differences. I have to believe there’s a common thread in all the humanity that you find. I continue to wish you a pleasant and enjoyable experience as you walk down the path of a lifetime, both now and in the future.




Michael S. Fey March 14, 2012 at 9:55 am

On Learning Cultures

What is the glue that keeps people together? Is it the sharing of a common culture? Is it the sharing of a relatively similar genetic pool? It is the sharing of a common ancestral humanity? What separates us from other people around the planet? What is good and evil, heaven and hell? Why are there good and bad people? And, what about war. Mankind shares a long history of peaceful periods as well as violent ones. Do you think this change in the forseeable future?

Growing up, the chant of my ’60’s generation was “Give Peace a Chance”. Now, in my 60’s, reality has replaced ideology. What’s good for me, may not be good for you. Can there be nobility in the concept “Survival of the Fittest”? What is the American culture?

How do you want to spend your most precious gift, the gift of life?


Chris May 12, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Thank you kindly for the account of your travels. From what I’ve read it is well written and informative. I am doing similar traveling at the moment and will be looking more at your site for some ideas and tips. Thanks so much!

BTW, what plane ticket did you use for the travel? Was it a world ticket?


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