Hello! My name is Drew Binsky.
I’ve been to 191 countries since 2012, and I work as a full-time video maker (@DrewBinsky® videos), travel blogger and content creator with more than 6 million social media followers and over 1.6 billion video views. I am also a 4-handicap golfer and a 2X Guinness World Record holder.
**If you’re a more visual person, skip to the end of this post to watch my life story explained in 3 minutes**
I grew up in sunny Scottsdale, 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. And it surely was! 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 about 100K+ social media followers.
However, as you can guess, the name “Hungry Partier” was giving off a bad impression of the person I truly am — so I rebranded myself as my name, Drew Binsky, and launched this blog in August 2016. It’s a more simplified, professional and personal website dedicated to sharing my lifestyle, travel tips and insights around the world.
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 19+ countries, visited Antarctica, had an inspiring trip through the Middle East including a 14 day trip to Iran, traveled all over Southeast Asia & the Pacific islands and I’ve lived in Hanoi, Manila and now I’m currently living in Bangkok.
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, Facebook message (etc) 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.
If you’re a more visual person, here’s my life story in 3 minutes:
The most common questions I get are: “How do you afford to travel?” and “How did you get started with traveling?”
So I decided to share my entire life story in this 3 minute video, which will answer all of your questions about how I’ve turned a passion for travel into a profitable career.
News Breaker: I’m not rich, I don’t have rich parents, nor a huge savings account. I’m a regular kid from Arizona, who has carved this lifestyle through very hard work and patience.
I hope my story serves as an inspiration for you to follow your heart and chase your dreams, because you CAN do anything you set you mind to.
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Posted by Drew Binsky on Saturday, June 17, 2017