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Travel expert ranks Australian island as 'most perfect place in the world'

Lee Abbamonte, 34, has visited every single country in the world - earning distinction as the youngest American to do so in the process - and in a recent report for Conde Nast Traveler, the frequent flier said that Australia's Lord Howe Island "is quite possibly the most perfect place in the world."

This crescent-moon archipelago is located in the Tasman Sea, about a quarter of the way between Brisbane and Auckland, New Zealand, and features unspoilt beaches and towering mountains that are covered in green vegetation throughout the year. If that's not enough, the lucky few who live on the island are some of the nicest people in the world, according to Abbamonte, and why not? They're living in paradise.

During Australia tours, you'll undoubtedly fill your itinerary with close encounters with sea creatures in the Great Barrier Reef and adorable critters like koalas at any number of petting zoos, but if you want to really experience the Land Down Under, you can take a short flight from Sydney or Brisbane, or even sail on a private yacht, and lose yourself completely.



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