Talking Edward Snowden at SXSW on Arise America

I recently attended the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. I will be posting about the SXSW conference and festival soon but I did attend a special speech; Edward Snowden at SXSW. The former NSA employee addressed the 3000 strong audience about what he did, why he did it and cyber security. It was the most […]

My SXSW Travel Meet Up

I am hosting a SXSW Travel Meet Up in conjunction with my friends at TripIt in Austin, Texas on Sunday, March 9…check out the details below and be sure to come by if you’re at SXSW. SXSW Travel Meet Up with Lee Abbamonte Date: Sunday, March 9 Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm Location: Meet Up […]

Mid-Career Gap Year Segment on FOX

More and more adults are taking time off to travel the world. People are planning ahead, saving money and quitting their jobs to take their trips of a lifetime. For years, gap years were acceptable only for kids just out of high school or college but now the mid-career gap year is much more common. […]

The Baseball Hall of Fame is Broken

The Baseball Hall of Fame is broken. That’s a fact. This has gone on for long enough and it is time that something changes because the Baseball Hall of Fame is broken. The Hall of Fame, itself as an entity, hides behind the sanctity of their cathedral. The Hall of Fame forces the Baseball Writers […]

My FOX Business Appearance on Money with Melissa Francis

Here is my latest appearance on FOX Business after a busy 10 days or so on TV. In the last week or so I have been on Your World with Neil Cavuto on FOX News, Good Day New York on FOX 5 New York and Real Money with Ali Velshi on Al Jazeera America. This […]

My Favorite Travel Photos of 2013

Choosing my favorite travel photos of 2013 is a very difficult task. As you saw in my year in travel 2013 piece, I have done a lot of great trips this year and have a ton of great photos. But here are my favorite travel photos of 2013 from all 7 continents in no particular […]

My Year in Travel 2013

2013 was a heck of a year in travel for me. For the first time in my life I visited all seven continents in a calendar year. Additionally, I took some of the best and coolest trips I’ve ever been on. I flew a lot of miles and traveled a lot of days. I also […]

Good Day New York Interview Video

Good Day New York is one of the most popular morning shows in New York City on FOX 5. I was a guest this morning with hosts Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly. It was such a pleasure to do the segment in my home town with such cool people. I had a blast and I […]

Travel Podcast

Last week I recorded a travel podcast with Travis Sherry, who runs a site called Extra Pack of Peanuts. I’ve a bunch of travel podcasts in the past but I really enjoyed doing this one. I liked the way Travis asked the questions and I like how informal it was. Give it a listen as […]

My Fall 2013 Travel Schedule

My fall 2013 travel schedule is beyond ridiculous. I will be on at least 5 continents and I will actually visit all 7 continents in this calendar year-this will be the first time I’ve done that. I will be going back to some old favorites but doing them in a new way. I will be […]