Hello! My name is Drew Binsky.
I’ve been to 95 countries since 2012, and I work as a full-time Travel Blogger, Social Media Influencer and TV Personality with more than 450K monthly followers/readers. I am also a 5-handicap golfer and a Guinness World Record holder.
I grew up in sunny Phoenix, Arizona and graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a double-major in economics and entrepreneurship. I am obsessed with my college, and I wouldn’t be where I am today if I went to any other school. Go Badgers!
The travel bug first hit me when I studied abroad in Prague during my Junior year of college (Jan – May 2012). After having an incredible semester of living in Europe and traveling to 20+ countries, I knew I wanted to make a career out of traveling.
Two months after graduating college, I moved to South Korea to become an English teacher. When I was accepted for the job, I knew nothing about teaching (90% of my college classes were business related), but I saw teaching overseas as a great opportunity to live and work abroad. I neglected getting a corporate job and following “The American Dream,” because it just wasn’t for me.
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From the moment I stepped off the plane in Seoul, I was instantly hooked. It was my first time in Asia, and I was already in love with the foreign sights, smells and feels.
During my 18 months living in Korea, I started my first travel blog – The Hungry Partier – which was a place for me to document my crazy travel experiences and party stories around the world. I was determined to grow a global audience from day 1, spending 40+ hours per week writing blog posts, networking with other bloggers and growing my social media channels from the ground up.
After 3 years of hard work and patience, I grew The Hungry Partier to 150K+ monthly readers and I had 200K+ social media followers.
However, the name “Hungry Partier” was giving off a bad impression of the person I truly am, so I rebranded myself to launch this blog, drewbinsky.com, in August 2016 as a more simplified, professional and personal website dedicated to sharing my lifestyle, travel tips and insights.
With Hungry Partier, I have decided to transform it into a something bigger — a communal website, focused on providing the best nightlife guides in cities around the world (please contact me if you want to be a writer!)
When I left Korea (Feb 2015), I set off to travel the world full-time, leveraging my blog and social media following to attract sponsors, which helped reduce my travel costs and keep me going.
Over the last few years, I’ve gone on a 3 month solo backpacking trip in India, visited every country in Central/Eastern Europe, played golf in 15+ countries, had an inspiring trip through the Middle East, traveled all over the Southeast Asia & the Pacific islands and now I’m temporarily living in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Here are some funny & crazy stories that’ve happened to me in foreign countries.
And there is no end in sight. I am going to keep living my dream, and it feels like I’m just getting started. I am planning to visit every country on earth before turning 30.
My ultimate goal for doing what I do is to HELP YOU get started with traveling. I want to be the #1 resource for you when you think about traveling, and I strive to be a role model for the high school/college kids who aspire to become travelers.
Therefore, I encourage you to reach out to me and ask any questions you wish! I make it a goal to respond to every email, Instagram comment, Tweet, Snapchat chat, and Facebook message that I get. I spent 2-3 hours everyday doing so.
If you’re still reading this, I want to say THANK YOU for following my blog and travel advice — you guys mean the world to me. Don’t hesitate to contact me to say hello, ask a question or pitch a collaboration idea!