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Name: Lee Abbamonte
Short bio: Lee Abbamonte is an entrepreneur, travel TV personality, travel writer and speaker who has been to every country in the world plus the north and south poles.
Occupation: Travel personality
Hometown: Trumbull, CT
Residence: NYC
College: Maryland and Univ. of Phoenix
College major: Marketing and Finance
Earliest travel memory: Flying to Europe when I was 20
How often do you fly? 200,000+ miles a year
How many countries have you been to? 193
How many continents have you been to? 7
Favorite American city: NYC
Favorite international city: Sydney
Friendliest people in the world: Canada
Country with the meanest immigration officers: Israel
I have no desire to go to: Saudi Arabia
Favorite airline: Singapore
Favorite aircraft type: A380
Aisle or window: Window if I want to sleep
Sat next to any famous celebs: Many (Go to 7:50 into interview)
Favorite U.S. airport: Phoenix or MSP
Favorite international airport: Changi
Favorite hotel: Four Seasons Maui
Favorite travel credit card: Bank of America & Chase Sapphire (Read our Chase Sapphire Preferred review here).
Favorite island: Maui and Lord Howe
Favorite beach:  Anakena Beach on Easter Island
Favorite fancy restaurant: Pepe’s Pizza in New Haven
Favorite fruit: Kiwi
Favorite food: Pizza and Sushi
Craziest thing you’ve eaten: Weird things in Asian street markets
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Club Soda or Ginger ale on the ground: San Pellegrino or Scotch
Favorite travel movie(s): Indiana Jones and James Bond
Favorite travel book(s): Huckleberry Finn and Crime and Punishment
Favorite travel app: TripIt
What do you always seem to forget? Second pair of shoes
Worst travel moment: Lagos, Nigeria story (see 25:00)
Most embarrassing travel moment: Bathroom stories
What’s your dream destination? Far Eastern Russia
Best travel tip: Take half the clothes and twice the money

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