About Me

WHO

Hi There!

I’m Drew and I’m addicted to having fun.

My Background

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.

On my blog, I generally write about my crazy adventures, nightlife guides and extensive city guides with a focus on one thing — having maximal fun around the world.

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 74 Countries, 55 UNESCO Sites, 44 U.S. States and I can speak English, Korean, Spanish, Czech and Russian (in order of fluency).

Click here to get answers to my most common FAQs!

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).

Handstands

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.

Here are answers to the most common FAQs that I get

And Finally…

–> 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, Instagram, Pinterest, or Google+.  And the best way to follow my daily travels is on Snapchat (@drewbinsky) where I post live photos and videos!

Do you need some blogging or social media advice? Please see my Blogging and SM page.

Want to work with me?  I offer many services like writing product reviews, guest posts, and Social Media consulting.  I am also open to partnerships and sponsorships.  Please see my work with me page for more. 

Thanks for reading, and please leave aa comment below to say hello and introduce yourself!

Happy travels 🙂

Drew

63 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Drew, good to see you having so much fun, but I also agree with non encouraging elephant rides,etc., for the usual reasons others have already mentioned. But you mentioned about the Kandy Dancing and that the place was 90% filled with ‘old white tourists’. Would just to enlighten you here, that there are many of these old fogies (British saying) like myself who have travelled as well, but not to party, party,,party but as volunters working with charitees caring for unnwanted children. Meeting a lot of beautiful people a few months after the Tsunami hit, and hearing some very tragic stories. It would be the likes of ‘old farts’ (another British saying) that would help you out with kindness and care if you ever found yourself in need. Thought I’d just like to share this with you,, so please think a little more sensitively before you write us all of. Maybe some of us feel it’s time to have a holiday in the beautiful country of Sri Lanka after spending a lot of time there, not partying. I’m sure your Mum loves though, and wish you well and keep safe. No malice intended, just a little enlightenment.

  2. Hi Drew!
    I’ve been following your snapchat for a while and recently decided to check out your blog, and it’s quite entertaining (hot air ballooning in Turkey is now at the top of my bucket list!) It definitely makes me want to work harder on my own blog and one day actually be able to travel the world. I am currently still in school but aspire to become a full time traveller/blogger. What would be your advice in maintaining a blog while still in school? Thanks and I hope you continue to have a great time with your future adventures:)
    -sara

    1. Thanks Sara! I appreciate the comments. My advice while in school is to study hard because that’s why you are there. I started my blog immediately after university. However if you have some free time, then there is no harm in getting a leg up and starting it! Best of luck 🙂

  3. Hey Drew,

    I’m leaving to teach at one of the three international schools I’m Yangon at the end of the month. How difficult did you find communicating with the people of yangon, if at all?

    -cole

    1. Hi Cole – People of Yangon are all learning English, so they will know some basic words. Younger generations know a lot more than older generations. You will be just fine!

  4. Dude, your blog is so cool! I just happened to be scrolling through Instagram and found your page. I would love to do what you do! I wouldn’t mind teaching English abroad, but how does it work? Do you pick the country or are you assigned by whoever runs it? Anyways, I’m 19 years old and I’ve been to a good amount of places on this Earth. I LOVE to travel, foreign languages, culture, and of course getting CRUNK! Thanks for being awesome bro.

    1. Hey Sami! Glad you found my blog! You must wait until you graduate college and then you have to take a class online to get certified (called TEFL) — but it’s easy! Then you can start applying for jobs. I highly recommend it!

      Let me know if you have any more questions 🙂

      Drew

  5. Hola Drew, I am Melissa from Peru at Sur America, the last year trip to India alone my frist trip in my life, and it was fantastic … you think some day meet Peru? Here at cuzco Macchupicchu !! Well u can meet me in instangram my account is meli1984meli have some pic ???? sorry for my bad english my languaje original is spanish only littel english. Bye

  6. Hi Drew! I am very interested in starting a blog, getting the TEFL certificate, teach abroad and do what you are doing. I’m a big fan haha. I’d appreciate your help.
    Best regards
    Max

    1. Hey Max – thanks for the comment! If you send me an email, I’d be thrilled to help you out and get you on your way to achieving your goals!

  7. hay sir i love traveling and i just want to travel like you can you give me some tips about i can i bee like you a travel and also can make money from this …..

    1. I recommend you to start a blog first, so you can get noticed. Write about anything travel that you like, and then it will start to come together as you write more and more. GOod luck

  8. Hi Sr. How are you?

    I’m sending this message ‘coz I’m going to Egypt this year and I need some tips about that country. Are need there?

  9. I ran across your web site via Pinterest…Wow Thanks for the Inspiration to keep traveling…Keeping that spirit alive is so important…It’s such a great value to have your foot in so many places…It helps to keep our flexibility and openness to what is here now and what is to come. For me, it’s always been challenging
    coming back to the U.S. I would love to travel to more countries to meet more people…and stay at more
    cool hostels. We must break through this Cloud of Fear that shrouds us here in” America” of the North.
    Yeah get out there and explore the World…I’m all for that…Thanks for Sharing your Story, you’re making a
    difference.

    1. Thanks so much for this comment, Andru! I hope that you can also get the chance to travel and step out of your comfort zone. Cheers from Delhi, India!

  10. Hi Drew,
    Thanks for all the awesome articles about travel and teaching. I’m hoping to go to Korea or Japan to teach in the Fall and was wondering why you chose Korea? You said it was a University related hook up but did you ever consider going elsewhere in SEA?
    Thanks!
    -Jayne

    1. Hi Jayne- Thanks for the comment! Honestly I didn’t really choose Korea, it just came upon me via my University. I didn’t know anything about teaching or travel in Asia before my job. Please email me and I can answer any of your questions about teaching in Korea!

      Cheers from India 🙂

      Drew

  11. I am SO Happy that I found your blog….you know I was thinking of doing one just like your. I love party…. and love traveling and have been to all most all the countries you have been too. (except Korea…Israel) I have not really party when I was in college or even after. But since 2011 I start partying and find out that I love it. Now I can be able to go to more and more clubs around the world.

  12. Hey there, i have been following your intagram and everyday i get even more inspired by you and other travel bloggers like you. I am currently about to be a senior in high school(17 in july). I have been feeling such a longing to be out there in the world and have experiences i couldnt have anywhere else. So i would find it very helpful if you could give me some tips or ideas on what to do before i leave on my adventure, such as how to save up money, make money on the road or what to do/ study to one day become a successful blogger/digital nomad. It would mean a lot to me if you could give me some input to give my nee life the best odds posible. Thanks

    1. Hi Manny- Thanks so much for this lovely comment! I would love to give you some good tips for your travels, but it’d be better to communicate via email. Please send me an email and I will give you a detailed response! Cheers from India 🙂

  13. hi drew, I donno how I got diverted to your pic in instagram , but after visiting your profile there I jst started to luv it . I’m actually amazed at u. haha.. how do u manage to reply at each and every commentor on your pics..that’s really Gud and I liked it . one more doubt that has been gushing in my mind is to ask u abt ur travel expenses. travelling around the world is very much linked wid money $. how do u manage to do wid it , and let me know if u come to Delhi , hope to meet u here..:)

    1. Hey Manohar, thanks for the message! I reply to every comment because I always want to help people and connect with them. After all, that’s why I am blogging in the first place! Traveling can be very cheap if you do it correctly. Especially here in India! I am only spending $30 per day. I will be in Delhi in 4 weeks and I will contact you when I’m there. See you soon

  14. Hi there!! My name’s Anna and I’ve been recently checking out your blog. I have to say that I love it. I am Spanish but I have been an exchsne student and i believe I have the travelling bug as well. My plan is to start university next year and once I finish it, I would love to do what you are doing. Travelling. I was wondering if there was any advice that you could give me, somethig that you would have liked to know when you were in college…? Also, I also wanted to congatulate you on your blog, it is awesome 🙂

    1. Hi Anna – thanks so much for the comment! Well I have lots of advice that I can give you.. Do you have any questions in specific? Just giving “advice” is too broad! Cheers from India 🙂

  15. Hey Drew,

    You have the coolest intro(whomever I have read till now).Loved this 🙂
    You really have inspired me to start writing whatever places I have been to in India..
    I just fell in love with your writing.. Your blogs are entertaining:)
    Keep the good work coming 🙂

    1. Hi Aparajita – that’s so kind of you! It really means a lot to me. I have been in India for 5 days and I LOVE it so far! Keep in touch!

      1. Yeah I would love to be in touch.And I see that you are enjoying my country 🙂 I follow you in instagram..
        I hope you find Hampi mesmerizing..
        Happy touring 🙂

  16. You are truly an awesome human being 🙂 I aspire to be like you when I grow up because I have a bad case of the travel-lust as well only I have to wait to do something about it!

  17. Hiii 😀 do I read this late? Hahaa click for your blog as soon as I run into your instagram. your life is sooooo interesting and it’s the life i really want hahaha let me follow youuuuu 🙂

      1. Hello
        This is Akshay from India. Do mail me when you’re visiting India.
        I’ll show you some unbelievable aspects of India.
        Hoping to see you soon

  18. Hi Drew! I live in Russia. I study at university and I’m going to be a teacher. Did you learn Korean before you started live in Korea? I want to travel around the world but travelling is so expensive. Also I speak English badly.

    1. Hi Julia- thanks for the message! Yes I taught myself how to read, write and basic conversation before I came here.. It really helped me get to the level that I’m at today! Traveling is not expensive- that’s a myth! Let me know if you want some more advice for how to travel cheap 🙂

  19. Hi Drew! I live in Russia. I study at university and I’m going to be a teacher. Did you learn Korean before you started live in Korea? I want to travel around the world but travelling is so expensive.

  20. Okay so out of all of the amazing places you’ve been able to experience, where do you think your top 3-5 are?? I find that often some of the best places are the least expected, so it’s cool to hear other travelers perspectives! 🙂

    1. Hmmmmm, tough question!

      My favorite places are Bergen- Norway, Bali- Indonesia, Kandy- Sri Lanka, Prague- Czech Rep. and Seoul, Korea! What are your favorite places?

  21. Hi Drew. This thing you are doing is amazing!
    I live in Novi sad, Serbia (you should visit my city too 😀 )
    I finished faculty of tourism and hotel management and travel is who I am.
    My life goal is to travel freely like you do. Keep going on

  22. Felicitaciones Drew, en primer lugar, por haber terminado tus estudios y luego, por la excelente decision de hacer tu vida tan placentera con los viajes . Conocer tantos paises y tantas culturas (especialmente la culinaria, como dices que te gusta) siendo tan joven, es una experiencia de vida espectacular. Debes estar muy feliz y deseo que lo disfrutes por mucho tiempo mas. Lo que mas me impacto, en Google +, fue el video de la ingesta del pulpo vivo… yo casi me desmayo!!! Felicidades y muchas bendiciones.

    1. Giuliana- Hola! Muchas gracias por su comentario. Me gusta mucha de viajar a muchos países del mundo, y La vida en Korea es increíble 🙂 Y ese video… Me gusta comer toda la comida del mundo!

  23. Hi Drew! You sound like an interesting person! We have some similarities in our stories, as living in Europe really changed my life and opened me up to the travel bug too! I like to mix slow travel with seeing all I can though. It’s pretty cool you manage to find someone who can travel with you all those places! Traveling with good friends can be really fun 🙂

    1. Hi Francesca! Thanks for the comment 😀 Where in Europe did you live? It was such a great experience! WHere are you traveling these days?

      1. Drew-
        You have travelled everywhere and are so young. What kind of occupation gives you this freedom? Does teaching English in Korea pay like a ‘mutha or what’s your secret?

        1. Bill- yes, teaching English pays a great salary and the benefits are even better! Paid vacation, free rent, round trip flight reimbursement, and more! It’s a great gig for me at the moment to travel the world 😀

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