Social media is the lifeblood of modern communication — providing followers with glimpses into the farthest reaches of the globe — and nobody on the travel scene has taken advantage of its power better than Drew Binsky, the travel blogger and Snapchat phenom who joins hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch for an around-the-world episode of the “Talking GolfGetaways” golf-travel podcast.
With more than 500,000 worldwide fans and followers across his social media platforms (Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter) as well as at DrewBinsky.com blogging website, this self-confessed golf fanatic recounts his feelings and emotions watching Justin Rose’s gold-medal putt drop at the 2016 Olympics — one of the many sports he had the opportunity to see up close on his summer visit to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He also shares how he left his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., on a journey to nearly 100 countries since 2012, playing golf in more than 15 of them. Drew walks us through his path from early blogging in Korea to a stratospheric engagement with global followers — and how he jumped on the Snapchat bandwagon when it first took off to build a following now approaching 82,000 followers.
On the golf front, Drew offers insight into how he fits the game into his myriad trips; the challenges and logistics of playing around the world; the craziest place he’s ever played; and other extreme experiences he’s encountered in his global explorations.
It’s a fascinating few minutes with one of the more interesting humans on the planet — a place where Drew Binsky never stops moving yet always feels at home.
Follow his travels @DrewBinsky on Snapchat and Instagram, @DrewBinsky7 on Twitter. And read about his golf adventures both at home and abroad at on his golf blog at DrewBinsky.com.
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