Leaving Tonight

I am leaving for a trip later tonight to Morocco and few other places around North Africa and Spain. I will be checking my email infrequently but will try and post to the site as often as I can but I will be at times in the desert and won’t have access to the internet. […]

Looking Forward

I believe it is always important to have something to look forward to. Whether it be a trip or an event or whatever you like to do. It really helps you get through the grind of work or school or whatever it is. No matter how bad or repetitive it can get you will always […]

Picking Travel Partners

Picking a travel partner is one of the most important decisions you can make in traveling. It can literally make or break your trip. If you do not travel well with someone or have very different ideas about how you want to do things then you can expect to be annoyed and have arguments and […]

Newspaper Article

Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT) June 5, 2007 Trumbull native takes aim at worldly target Trumbull native Lee Abbamonte has seen the vast desert of the Sahara. He’s climbed to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiked the hills of Machu Picchu and seen the stone Ahu Akivi statues of Easter Island first-hand. At 28 years old, […]

Tough Travel Decisions

There are tough decisions to make when you are trying to set a record. Sometimes I feel obligated to try to amass countries and go to random places when there are long weekends and/or a bit of time off and sometimes you just want to go to the beach. I am having a tough decision […]

Renting a Car in Europe

Renting a car in Europe is a major pain. First, you basically need to know how to drive stick or else you have to pay an extraordinary amount extra for an automatic if they even have one available or in their fleet of cars at all (For my readers in Europe, most people in the […]

Land Border Crossing Issues

Crossing a land border can be an ordeal-certainly different than in an airport where you feel secure. Especially if it’s in a third world or a stereotypically unfriendly country. A lot times border guards and agents will give you a hard time either because they are bored or because they want to extort some money […]

Why Travel?

People always ask me why do I like to travel so much. Just yesterday I got asked this question and I gave my usual “because” answer simply because the person just wouldn’t understand and I couldn’t be bothered with a detailed answer. If you don’t like to travel and have never really seen anything it’s […]

Why Travel?

Travel opens your eyes and your mind to a whole new world. Travel enables you to see the world through other peoples eyes and from other points of view. Travel increases your awareness of other cultures and people. Travel makes you smarter. Travel is the best education you can receive. Travel enables you to speak […]

Useful Travel Links

I just wanted to draw peoples attention to a new link I added yesterday. It is called ‘Lee’s Useful Travel Links’ and it’s located on the right-hand bar under the ‘Pages’ heading of the webpage. I added it because a lot of people ask me a lot of weird questions, like do I know exact […]