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Get Inspired to Travel Like a Globetrotter Meet Up

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Circumnavigating the globe sounds exclusive to Magellan – but it’s shameful to think that type of go-anywhere travel isn’t accessible to everyone in the year 2014. What’s keeping you from traveling to the destinations of your dreams?
Join Lee Abbamonte - former investment banker, now self-made travel personality and the youngest American to visit every country in the world – along with the travel pros from the TripIt team and other jetsetters for a fun-filled hour of sharing travel stories. Come exchange tips on the best global destinations, experiential activities, insider/local tips, and *of course* apps and tech gear to take your travels to the next, super-savvy level.
Whether you want to learn how to game travel loyalty programs or take pro-status photos, you’ll leave with an inspired plan for a truly memorable next travel experience – one that will make everyone in your social spheres seriously jealous.



Lee Abbamonte


Leeabbamonte.com & Tripit

I’m Lee Abbamonte, the youngest American to visit every country in the world. I’ve visited 312 total countries and am one of the world’s most-traveled people. I am a travel writer, travel expert, travel television personality and global adventurer. I appear regularly on Fox News, HLN, Travel Channel, NBC, CBS, CNN, BBC, AJAM, ESPN and many others. I have also been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, Huffington Post, Bloomberg, Discovery Channel, Today, Travel Zoo, Smart Money, Slate, OK! Magazine, Peter Greenberg radio and many others.

Since I’ve already been to every country (193 sovereign nations by the United Nations list of member states) on Earth, I’m also attempting to become the youngest person to visit all 324 countries and unique destinations in the world per the Travelers Century Club list. The record is 37 years, 9 months and 17 days and I aim to beat it as I am only 35 and nearly there. I’m an active member of the Travelers Century Club, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a member of the Circumnavigators Club. I am also a sports fanatic and love the New York Yankees.

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