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The Timeless Charm of Athens, Greece

Adventures Abroad with Lee Abbamonte

“I am not Greek or Athenian, but I am a citizen of the world” – Socrates

These immortal words really strike a chord with me for two reasons. First, they adorn the entry gate to my business school; the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. Secondly, they show the forward thinking of the great Greek philosophers and thinkers. Greece has contributed more to global civilization that any other current nation. Athens, the capital of Greece, is one of the most important cities in the history of our world. Athens is timeless.

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Istanbul, Turkey: Modern culture in a historic city

Adventures Abroad with Lee Abbamonte

Istanbul is one of the most historic and majestic cities in the world. From Romans to Ottomans to Turks, Istanbul and formerly Constantinople has been a true jewel of a city. Istanbul is stunning. Istanbul is in your face. Istanbul can be maddening at times but Istanbul is a treat for the senses and will take your breath away. It is one of my favorite cities in the world.

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From the Black Sea to Bucharest; Romania Has It All

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The Black Sea region in Eastern Europe is fascinating culturally, geographically, politically and architecturally. There are few places in the world with as interesting a modern history. The region may be best known for its beach resorts and political turmoil but there is so much more to this intriguing part of the world. 

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Azamara’s blog is about to get a lot more “AzAmazing!” Introducing Lee Abbamonte

World traveler Lee Abbamonte
World traveler Lee Abbamonte

Today, we’re introducing our new blogger, Lee Abbamonte. You may have heard about him before. Why? Because he is the youngest American to visit every country in the world. He’s visited 312 total countries and is one of the world’s most-traveled people!

Lee in Amsterdam
Lee in Amsterdam

Lee is a travel writer, travel expert, travel television personality, keynote speaker and global adventurer. He has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, Huffington Post, Bloomberg, Discovery, Today, Travel Zoo, Smart Money, Slate, OK! Magazine, Frommers, Peter Greenberg radio and many others.

Who could be better to write about all the amazing, unique, and immersive destinations Azamara travels to?

As you can see, Lee’s blog is called “Adventures Abroad with Abbamonte”. That means you should stay tuned for his amazing stories about his travels, travel advice, what he’s learned over the years, and reasons why you should seek out true Destination Immersion, meaning longer stays, more overnights, and night touring.

Lee at the Shwedagon Pagoda at night in Yangon, Myanmar
Lee at the Shwedagon Pagoda at night in Yangon, Myanmar

We hope you enjoy these photos from Lee’s journeys around the world, and he’ll be sharing lots more with you in his posts, which will appear here twice a month. So make sure you watch this space so you don’t miss a thing. You can follow Lee on Twitter here and visit his website here. Make sure you’re following us, too, so you don’t miss a single update!

Lee at the Kjerag Rock near Lysebotn, Norway
Lee at the Kjerag Rock near Lysebotn, Norway