Drew Kelly

Drew Kelly

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Social media strategist. Former expat in North Korea. Currently: Colorado. iPhone only. @everydaydprk curator. drewkelly.ig@gmail.com
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For 4 years I lived and worked at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in Pyongyang, North Korea. 1 week ago a ban on U.S travel to North Korea was initiated leaving around 100 humanitarians without access to the projects they've devoted their lives to. Diplomacy will start with the influence of foreign feet on the ground. Banning them will prolong this change. I think often of the people I got to know and look forward to the day when we can freely meet again. ||| pyongyang dprk

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The trek to Twin Crater Lakes ||| What was thought to only be a quick, morning hike unknowingly turned into a 12 mile (19 km) arduous journey into the beautiful Colorado wilderness. We probably should have packed more than water, carrots, and pretzels 🤦🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️😅||| colorado optoutside rooseveltnationalforest

16 Days ago
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Unplugged ||| I love Colorado because I'm so close to nature and the mountains. Having the ability to unplug and get outside makes this great state so amazing. This weekend included good beer, backcountry delicacies (like campfire hobo dinners and s'mores), and conversations around the fire while two of life's greatest pals kept watch 🐕🐺. Did you do anything special for Labor Day weekend? ||| getoutside colorado rooseveltnationalforest optoutside

17 Days ago
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Opening Day! ||| Colorado State University vs. Oregon State. Nothing like watching the home team with an ice cold, locally brewed, @newbelgium beer. Super cool that they crafted a special lager in honor of CSU! ||| GORAMS fortcollins

26 Days ago
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Path Of Totality ||| The whole family headed north to Wyoming to hunker down and watch the total eclipse on Monday. Anyone else traveling somewhere to view it?! 😎🌚||| wyoming totaleclipse wyeclipse

33 Days ago
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Colorado Summer ||| Being a short drive away from the mountains is something new for me. After living abroad and growing up in Southern California, I've come to appreciate being in close proximity to nature. Few things can top being outside with the ones you love. Glad to share these moments with my wife and our two pups. ||| colorado loveland

43 Days ago
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Seattle Alley Slice ||| seattle latergram

63 Days ago
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21st Century Seattle ||| For the past few months, I've felt that my personal creativity has been zapped. Working a full-time job doing social media for a company has left me with little creative drive to passionately pursue the outlet I once loved while living overseas. It's a tug of war. Those who work in creative industries, how do you fuel personal projects outside of your 9 to 5? ||| seattle spaceneedle

67 Days ago
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Beautiful Seattle ||| seattle washington

74 Days ago
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💥👴🏻☕️💥 ||| emojisinthewild seattle

75 Days ago
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Flushing, New York ||| Chilly June morning here in Queens ||| queens nyc

107 Days ago
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May in Colorado ❄️🤷🏼‍♂️🙄||| colorado fortcollins

126 Days ago
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Family Outing 🐶🦊👩🏼‍💼||| fortcollins colorado

151 Days ago
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Colorado Weekend 🏔🌲||| I grew up in Southern California close to the sand and water. After going to college in flat Illinois, I craved waves and fresh morning air every time I came home. It wasn't until I lived in North Korea that I came to appreciate and love mountains. North Korea is 73% mountainous and has many untouched, seldom visited national parks. Though it would take 2 to 3 weeks to process the paperwork with the government for a visit to some of these places, it was something I always looked forward to. The opportunity to "escape" the confines of my compound in Pyongyang left me often day-dreaming of hikes and mountains as I taught university students. Today, mountains remain a source of refreshment after a weeks work. I look forward to the day when I can freely hike with my Korean friends. ||| colorado

165 Days ago
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A year ago I asked a group of Instagram friends to come with me on a tour of North Korea for the 2016 Pyongyang Marathon. After living there for 4 years and never being allowed any outside guests from home, I was finally able to share this world in realtime and not solely on Instagram. I look back a year ago today with the knowledge that the week with these friends in this closed country was the start of closure on a truly unique chapter in my life. Thank you for coming along and experiencing this country with me! ||| pyongyang northkorea

166 Days ago
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Refugee Crisis ||| Last summer I worked on a project along the South Sudan / Uganda border. My task was to document a radio program seeking to bring peace and reconciliation to South Sudanese refugees pouring into Uganda. Though these refugees came from the same country, they represented over 60 tribes. Imagine 60 political parties living in your neighborhood or city. Different ideology, dealings with conflict, and thoughts about women's rights. I saw first hand the power of radio to bring these tribes together and work through historical conflict. I believe that mass media can be used as a tool for sharing stories of hope and reconciliation. We need more of this among our warring tribes here in America. ||| uganda southsudan

174 Days ago
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Dreaming of distant lands. ||| myanmar

183 Days ago
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For nearly 4 years, I worked in Pyongyang, North Korea at a private university just outside the capital. For me, @instagram was a way to share with family and friends the closed world that they'd never be able to see. After taking thousands and thousands of photos, I'd sift through them to pick the "best" with the desire to share a story of my life in North Korea. What excites me most about the new multiple post feature is the ability to share collective moments of time, the potential to inform about culture and news, and for me personally to be able to give a glimpse into foreign and different countries I lived and worked in. Loving what everyone is posting so far! The following are scenes i'd often see during my weekly shopping trips while living in Pyongyang. ||| pyongyang northkorea

205 Days ago
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Come here! 🤗 ||| colorado fortcollins

208 Days ago
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Happy Valentines Day ❤️! Hope you all get to explore and have lots of new adventures with the ones you love. ||| laos vientiane

219 Days ago
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Colors of Vientiane, Laos 🇱🇦 ||| laos vientiane

226 Days ago
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Bangkok -> Denver ✈️ ||| Time to swap out sunshine for snow 🙋🏼‍♂️⛄️ |||

228 Days ago
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Treat Yo Self 💆🏼‍♂️ ||| laos vientiane

229 Days ago
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A Lao Airlines flight attendant greets the ground crew at Luang Prabang International Airport. ||| Currently in route from Chiang Mai to Vientiane, Laos. ✈️✌🏻️ ||| laos luangprabang

233 Days ago
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🐱✨🐯 ||| Chiangmai thailand

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242 Days ago
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Chiang Mai, Thailand. Sunny skies and great food. Excited to be back for the 5th year in a row 🙋🏼‍♂️🇹🇭 ! ||| chiangmai thailand

242 Days ago
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Human Lighthouse. ||| oregon

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Misty Mornings. ||| portland oregon

253 Days ago
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A tourist snaps photos of waves in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 👨🏻🌴🌊||| mexico puertovallarta

256 Days ago
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Buenos dias. 🙋🏼‍♂️ ||| puertovallarta mexico

260 Days ago
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Haystack Rock, Oregon. ||| cannonbeach oregon

265 Days ago
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Portland, Oregon 🙋🏼‍♂️ ||| portland

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