Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations, and what they never leave home without.
Name: Drew Binsky
Occupation: Travel Blogger, Video Maker
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Residence: Currently in Hanoi
College: University of Wisconsin-Madison
College major: Economics & Entrepreneurship
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Short bio: Drew Binsky has visited 100+ countries since 2012. He is an adventure-seeker and a people-person and enjoys stepping out of his comfort zone on a daily basis. Drew plans to visit every country before turning 30.
How often do you fly? 100+ times per year.
How many countries have you been to? 98
How many continents have you been to? 6
Earliest travel memory: Going to San Diego with my family.
Favorite American city: Chicago.
Favorite international city: Prague.
Least favorite country: Albania.
I have no desire to go to: Syria.
Friendliest people in the world: Philippines.
Country with the meanest immigration officers: Belarus.
Favorite World Heritage Site: Taj Mahal.
Favorite airline: Singapore.
Favorite aircraft type: A380 Airbus.
Aisle or window: Window always!
Favorite airport lounge: Dubai (forgot name).
Favorite U.S. airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor.
Favorite international airport: Seoul Korea.
Favorite hotel: Four Seasons.
Favorite cruise line: Norwegian.
Favorite travel credit card: Chase Sapphire Reserve.
Favorite island: Siquijor, Philippines.
Favorite beach: Anywhere in the Philippines.
Favorite National Park: Grand Canyon.
Favorite fancy restaurant: Sapporo in Scottsdale.
Favorite hole-in-the-wall: Anywhere in Bangkok.
Favorite bar: Double Trouble in Prague.
Favorite fruit: Banana.
Favorite food: Sushi.
Least favorite food: I honestly like everything!
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Anything with vodka.
Favorite travel movie(s): The Beach.
Favorite travel show(s): Anythony Bourdain.
Favorite travel book(s): “4-Hour Workweek.”
Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: Expert Vagabond, Triphackr, T+L.
Favorite travel website(s)—besides JohnnyJet.com, of course! Same as above.
5 things you bring on a plane: Phone, laptop, pen, eye shades, headphones.
What do you always seem to forget? Toothpaste.
What do you like least about travel? Flight delays.
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport Duty Free store? Cigars!
Favorite travel app(s): Google Maps, TripIt.
Most embarrassing travel moment: Missing a flight from Kiev to BKK and paying $700 on the spot for a new one.
I’m embarrassed I haven’t been to: I don’t understand the question.
Worst travel moment: Getting in a bus crash in India.
What’s your dream destination? Maldives.
Favorite travel charity: The Travel Foundation.
Best travel tip: Bring extra U.S. cash with you and stash it in different areas.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
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