Melbourne, September 27: The most perfect place in the world can be found in Australia, says the youngest American who has visited every country in the world.
Lee Abbamonte, the 34-year-old traveller from New York, has described Lord Howe Island in Australia as “paradise on Earth,” the Age reported.
Writing for Conde Naste recently, he said “I don’t know what paradise awaits in the next life, but I do know that paradise on Earth is located on Lord Howe Island. It is quite possibly the most perfect place in the world. Unspoiled and empty beautiful beaches dot the island and entice divers, surfers and romantics alike. It is breathtaking.”
Abbamonte’s round-the-world quest started as a mission to visit all 193 countries that are members of the UN, but since achieving that goal last year he has taken his wanderlust one step further.
He is now on a mission to travel to all 321 countries, territories and disputed regions as defined by the Travelers’ Century Club, a US-based organisation of globetrotters.
So far, he has visited to 306 of them.
In order to claim the record as the youngest person to get to all 321, Abbamonte will have to beat Charles Veley of San Francisco, who accomplished the feat when he was 37 years, nine months and 17 days old.
When asked what made him described Lord Howe Island as “paradise”, he said ” It is a special place because it is relatively unknown or at least unvisited, even for Australians. It is also a World Heritage Site, beautiful and pristine. Everything is so well kept, easy and the people are so nice.”
“It is a true paradise because everything is perfect. Not to mention, Neds Beach is fantastic and so are the hikes and views of the island,” he added. (ANI)