Meet Travel Tokens: When Traveling and NFTs Converge

By Juan Fajardo Juan Fajardo has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on June 9, 2022

It has been some months since traveling normalized after the COVID19 pandemic disrupted the industry and caused billions of dollars in losses. Not only did the US drop the mask mandate for travelers back in April but so did the European Union one month later. With travel restrictions diminishing by the day, travelers like Drew Binsky are rejoicing and returning to doing what they love the most: Traveling the world.

Drew is one of the few world travelers and content creators who have visited 197 countries, which is 4 more than those recognized by the United Nations. Not only has Drew seen everything there is to see in terms of countries but he has also helped millions share his experience through his videos. With more than 7 billion views, Drew has grown to become one of the most prolific travelers out there.

Having “exhausted” what can be explored geographically, Drew now has chosen to explore the world of NFTs by launching his own collection. This collection consists of 420 “Travel Tokens” that represent all 197 countries through a mix of landmarks, natural wonders, city skylines, experiences, and funny stereotypes. With 348 common, 58 golden rare, and 14 platinum rare NFTs, Drew expects to attract all kinds of collectors.

As a true citizen of the world, Drew’s motivations are not monetary in nature but quite the opposite: 60% of all proceeds will be donated to Nova Ukraine. The nonprofit organization provides emergency relief and assistance to Ukrainians who have suffered as a result of the Russian invasion. The war has been going on for over 3.5 months, causing over 4.2k deaths and displacing over 7 million people.

In addition to helping Ukrainians, those who acquire a Travel Token will be guaranteed a free NFT from the 2nd collection, Drew’s Travel Hacking Course at no cost, a chance to win a free RTW trip with Drew, and access to his annual secret event. 

The project has been in the works for over 14 months, which is a bit more than the time when Drew reached his goal of visiting all 197 countries in October of 2021. All of the tokens were conceptualized by Drew and developed by his creative team, allowing his over 7.4 million fans to share a part of Drew’s experiences when traveling the world. 

The tokens can be minted via the project’s website and started minting started back on June 7th. The project quickly gained popularity among the NFT community, with the project’s Discord, Twitter, and Instagram communities following the trend.

By Juan Fajardo Juan Fajardo has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Juan Fajardo is a News Desk Editor at Grit Daily. He is a software developer, tech and blockchain enthusiast, and writer, areas in which he has contributed to several projects. A jack of all trades, he was born in Bogota, Colombia but currently lives in Argentina after having traveled extensively. Always with a new interest in mind and a passion for entrepreneurship, Juan is a news desk editor at Grit Daily where it covers everything related to the startup world.

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