World Record Traveler Voyages to Morocco
August 03, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsContrary to US Government and media scares regarding the dangers of terrorism the world over, a new breed of traveler is searching evermore for adventure that brings cultural enlightenment. On the cutting edge of such journeys is one voyager attempting to have his name forever etched as the youngest traveler to visit every far-flung corner of this terra firma we call Earth.
Setting a precedent that he hopes other young people will follow, Mr. Lee Abbamonte has set his eyes on snake charmers and Sahara Desert dunes in the Kingdom of Morocco. “Morocco has always been high on my list. I knew I would make it one day soon,” says Abbamonte who started his voyage in the Western Sahara followed by a trip to the popular Imperial City of Marrakesh and a tour of the Eastern Moroccan Sahara and archaeological sites.
Mr. Abbamonte started his voyages at age 20 when a friend invited him to London, which would become his first trip abroad. “After that, I couldn’t believe that the world was so different than the USA,” he states as we overlook the famed Jma El Fna Square in Marrakesh. Currently 28, Abbamonte started his own travel blog to record his voyages and has set foot in over 120 countries. After reaching 100 countries, he was invited to join the Travelers' Century Club, which holds 315 countries, federations, island groups, and territories as the official count.
“After visiting Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, and now Morocco, I can say that all of these places have something special to offer; genuine people who would do anything for their visitors. It’s my goal and I feel my duty,” Abbamonte continues, “to learn about different cultures and share with others my unique experiences and adventures around the world.”
Through a travel friend, Mr. Lee Abbamonte contacted Journey Beyond Travel, an ecotour company offering adventure and cultural Morocco tours. “Having never traveled through a tour operator before, Mr. Abbamonte wanted to try something unique,” says the founder of the company, Mr. Thomas Hollowell. “We set up this tour knowing that we’d have a part in his soon-to-be record.” Abbamonte must complete his voyages by the age of 37 years, 9 months and 17 days.