This Inspiring World Traveler Visited ALL 60 US National Parks

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This Inspiring World Traveler Visited ALL 60 US National Parks

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Does the name Lee Abbamonte ring a bell?  He’s the youngest person ever to visit every country in the world, plus the North & South Poles.  He’s visited ALL 193 United Nations member states and 321 total countries.

His most recent travel accomplishment is equally as impressive as traveling around the world.  He visited ALL 60 US National Parks.

Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan shared a trip report from her 2,500+ mile road trip to fantastic National Parks, including Yosemite, Death Valley, Red Rock Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.  If you’re planning a similar road trip, be sure to check out our post with the best credit cards to earn rewards on fuel purchases.

Here’s Lee in Canyonlands National Park in Utah!

I really enjoy following Lee on Instagram.  He’s usually on the go to somewhere exciting.  Or just playing golf.  And it sounds like Lee knows a thing or two about earning miles & points.  During a recent interview with ABC Las Vegas, he said he has nearly 3.5 million miles & points across his frequent flyer accounts!  #Goals

After completing his epic National Parks adventure, Lee ranked all of the parks from 1 to 60.  You can check out his post with the complete ranking.  Here’s a look the top and bottom 5 from his list.

I’d imagine most people haven’t even heard of the parks in the bottom 5.

56.   Gateway Arch (Missouri)

57.   Congaree (South Carolina)

58.   Cuyahoga Valley (Ohio)

59.   Pinnacles (California)

60.   Hot Springs (Arkansas)

Lee’s top 5 ranking include National Parks that are definitely on my bucket list!

1.   Yosemite (California)

2.   Canyonlands (Utah)

3.   Arches (Utah)

4.   Wrangell-St. Elias (Alaska)

5.   Crater Lake (Oregon)

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Pinnacles (59) is fabulous! You feel like a little mouse looking up at the boulders. Clamber along a trail, duck and scoot under a rock, and suddenly, a beautiful little lake… I’m glad these wonderful natural resources are popping up now & then on MMS, thank you so much!


Thanks to Lee for inspiring us! Appreciate you commenting Karey!

Who the hell hasn’t heard of the St. Louis Arch??


I’m not going to lie, I’ve heard of it, but had no idea it was a National Park.

My top 10:
1) Yosemite
2) Glacier
3) Yellowstone/Grand Teton (they’re connected)
4) Zion
5) Acadia
6) Kenai Fjords
7) Denali
8) Olympic
9) Arches
10) Canyonlands

Very impressive, sounds like you’re a huge traveler as well! I’ll have to add a few of those to my bucket list.

Impressive accomplishments! I’ve visited 53 of the National Parks including 4 of his lowest-ranked 5 and even those parks are impressive. Most people would recognize the Gateway Arch by it’s common name of the St. Louis Arch 🙂


That’s right. Gateway Arch provides a little more mystique. 🙂