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About, The Department of Wandering

What is The Department of Wandering?

The Department of Wandering is a travel and lifestyle blog for design-savvy trailblazers looking to take bold, new paths. The blog appeals to travellers looking to avoid the common tourist traps to find the true essence of a place; something that is not commonly discovered between the pages of a guidebook. The Department of Wandering is also a resource for those interested in quitting the 9-5 and making the transition into freelancing or blogging.

The Department of Wandering was born in 2014 as a creative outlet for founder, Rachel, when she was living in one of the most exciting cities in Europe (Berlin) but coping with the soul-sucking drudgery of the 9-5. The blog has since evolved into a trusted hub of advice, inspiration, travel tips and tales built around a loyal and engaged community from all over the world.

Some travel highlights

♥ Sailing down the Ganges River in a paddle boat in India

♥ Being proposed to in Tokyo

♥ Trekking the Annapurna region of the Himalayas

♥ Exploring the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia

♥ Learning to ski in Val d’Isere in the French Alps

♥ Living in Berlin for almost three years

♥ Road-tripping the Stelvio Pass in northern Italy

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Looking for a specific destination?

Hover over ‘Places’ in the menu above and browse all of our featured destinations.

Interested in the girl behind the blog?

You might like to browse the Journal category or sign up for the weekly newsletter where you’ll get a personal update from me every Sunday. Still curious? Read 29 fun facts about me or let me impart my wisdom on you with 30 lessons I’ve learnt in my 30 years.

What are my favourite travel experiences?

Weekend road trips are just about my favourite kind of travel experience ever. Weekends adventuring in Yosemite, Joshua Tree and cruising around the Italian alps were pretty damn cool. I also love delving deep into a country, like I did in India. Read about my most memorable experiences in India here. I truly love every country I visit for different reasons though, so spend some time browsing the archives and you’ll soon see why I can’t sit still for too long!

Thinking of moving abroad?

Check out the Expat Life category for lots of posts on the expat experience. In particular, start with 10 reasons why you should become an expat and hear from real-life expats who share the biggest lesson expat life has taught them.

Help! I hate the 9-5 grind!

Interested in becoming a freelancer or blogger? You should read the 10 things that happen when you quit the 9-5 and why I could never go back to work for a company again. Also be sure to browse our Blogging category for lots of blogging tips.

What’s popular round here?

Hang out where everybody else is and read some of the most popular content on the blog including the biggest packing mistakes you can make, how to avoid the most common scams in Europe and how to spend the perfect 3 days in London.

Looking Back

It’s fun to reminisce isn’t it? Here’s a look at 16 ‘pinch me’ moments I had in 2016.

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