I’m Drew and I’m addicted to having fun.
I was born in Texas, raised in Arizona, and attended The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Choosing to attend college at Wisconsin was the single best decision of my life, and I wouldn’t be anywhere on my journey today if I had picked any other school. I received degrees in both economics and entrepreneurship in May of 2013.
In the Spring of 2012, I studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic, when I unknowingly developed the travel bug. During my semester abroad, I traveled to 20+ countries in Europe, including a 4-week backpacking trip after my program ended.
Little did I know, that was just the beginning.
A few months after I graduated college, I made a risky move that none of my friends did — I moved to Seoul, South Korea to teach English.
Living and teaching in Korea was a life-changing experience, and I recommend it to everyone (check out this guide to learn more). By taking this teaching job at age 22, I neglected the corporate world and decided to carve a life path of my own.
From day 1 when I moved to Seoul, I had the idea to start a travel blog to document all of my experiences. I put all of my free time and energy into building up this blog, and it quickly turned into my full-time job. My success from blogging has been a result of thousands of hours of hard work. I simply never gave up.
I also provide travel tips/advice, and I try to be an inspiration to others to get out there and see the world. In a way, my blog is also a reflection of the things I’ve seen, learned, and experienced through traveling the world.
My teaching contract in Korea ended in February 2015, and since then, I have been traveling and blogging full-time. I went to India for 2 months, then a 3 month Eurotrip and now I’m traveling around Asia until 2016.
To date, I have been to 105+ Countries, 47 U.S. States and I can speak English, Korean, Spanish, Czech and Russian (in order of fluency).
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Getting to Know Me More…
My whole life is about sharing experiences, whether it be with a stranger or with my best friend. I am obsessed with finding ways to have fun, no matter the circumstance. And I just can’t sit still.
I am an extrovert and an optimist, who is open-minded and thrives on stepping out of my comfort zone in everyday situations. I am a people person, always looking to make new friends everywhere I go. I’m also a city person, and I find it much more enjoyable to explore around a big city than spend time in the countryside (although I do like hiking and camping).
As you probably noticed by my blog’s name, I really like to party and I make it a point to experience the nightlife in each new place I visit.
I love listening and dancing to EDM. I love raging in nightclubs until sunrise, and I enjoy attending music festivals around the world (I’ve been to over 20). On any given Friday or Saturday night, you’ll probably find me in a night club somewhere around the world, or blasting EDM music with a beer in my hand and new faces around me.
I’ve also been using Snapchat to host my own Travel TV (@drewbinsky), and I’ve been putting a lot of time and energy into building a global following. Each snap I take is currently getting viewed by over 6,000 people around the world.
My hobbies include sports (I’m a hockey player turned into a golfer), staying physically fit, taking advantage of opportunities that come my way, and getting involved in as many activities as possible (I trained to be a black belt in Korea). My friends in college used to call me Activities Man, because I couldn’t stop doing fun things.
My (un)official trademarks when I travel are doing handstands (in 40+ countries) and eating at McDonald’s (in 32+ countries).
It may sound like I live this crazy life to travel all over the world and do so many things. But I am just a normal dude who took advantage of opportunities that came his way (teaching in Korea, starting a blog, etc….) I am NOT living the dream, and if you’re reading this, then you can do it too if you take advantage of all the opportunities around you.
–> My #1 goal is to inspire all of you to travel! <–
Traveling is so much easier than it may seem, and life is way too short to spend in one place. If you want more inspiration, then check out my 12 Favorite Inspirational Travel Quotes.
Have any questions or want to chat? Let’s connect! I love giving out travel advice and helping you make the most of your adventures.
The best way to get in touch is to visit my Contact Page, or find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But the best way to follow my daily travels is on Snapchat (@drewbinsky) where I post live photos and videos!
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Thanks for reading, and please leave aa comment below to say hello and introduce yourself!
Happy travels 🙂