Hello, my name is Drew Binsky.
I’ve been to 194 countries since 2012, and I work as a full-time video creator (@DrewBinsky) with more than 8 million social media followers and 2.5 billion video views. I am also a 3-handicap golfer and a 2X Guinness World Record holder.
I grew up in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona and graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a double-major in economics and entrepreneurship. I really enjoyed my college years 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.
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 and nightlife experiences around the world. I was determined to grow a global audience from day 1, spending 50+ 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.
But, as you might imagine, the name “Hungry Partier” was giving off a terrible impression of the person I truly am — so I rebranded myself as my name, Drew Binsky, which is how I am known on all social media channels.
When I left Korea (Feb 2015), I set off to travel the world full-time with the dream to visit evert country in the world. I was able to leverage my blog and social media following to attract sponsors (i.e. hotels, tourism boards) which helped reduce my travel costs and keep me going.
Over the last few years, I’ve developed a love for visiting countries that are perceived as dangerous -- Afghanistan, Venezuela, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Libya and Iran. Some of my best memories have come from these nations and I love breaking the stereotypes by sharing positive stories about people and culture.
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 31.
My ultimate goal for doing what I do is to HELP YOU become a better traveler and save money. 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 your support — you guys mean the world to me and keep me going!
All the best,