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Thank you for your interest in collaborating with The Department of Wandering.

Work With The Department of Wandering

What is The Department of Wandering?

The Department of Wandering is a travel and lifestyle blog founded in early 2014 by Rachel Bale and has since grown into a trusted resource for design-conscious travellers keen to experience the very best a destination has to offer. The blog contains long-form features geared towards affordable luxury, authentic cultural experiences, meaningful travel, local food and travel tips.

By the numbers

The Department of Wandering reaches a global audience of primarily 18-34 year-olds from 166 countries, predominantly from the United States (31%), followed by the United Kingdom (13%), Australia (8%), and Germany (7%) respectively. An equal proportion of readers are male and female.


Monthly page views: 45,000 +

Monthly unique visitors: 20,000 +

Page authority: 37

Google Analytics, August 2016

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Social media reach:

33,700 + Instagram followers

2,550 + Twitter followers

1900 + Facebook friends / fans

820 + Bloglovin’ subscribers

560 + Pinterest followers

The combined social media reach is currently 39,500+

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Let’s Work Together

The Department of Wandering is interested in working with like-minded brands, publications, operators and organisations on collaborations that are inspiring, unique and reflects the site’s core values.

Partnerships and Sponsors:

The Department of Wandering is open for invitations on press trips, product reviews and destination campaigns and is always on the lookout for mutually beneficial partnerships. Please note that The Department of Wandering only works with brands they fully endorse and are comfortable recommending to our audience. We have worked with major brands such as Sony, CASIO, Fitbit, Australia Post, Swiss Air, Design Hotels, American Tourister and many more.

Previous Brand Partnerships:


What My Partners Say:

Rachel is a hard-working individual who takes the time to learn about every aspect required for the business and campaign. Rachel had met all deadlines we had set out for this campaign and delivered content that was beautifully presented and engaging with her audience. Rachel understood all objectives and provided us with flexibility to share and utilise her content to our advantage. I deal with plenty of social influencers on a regular basis and I never had to worry about following up/chasing with Rachel, as she provided us with the confidence to leave the brief in her hands and come up with creative solutions/content angles on how to promote the campaign. I will definitely be in contact with Rachel again and would recommend her to any company that are working within the travel segment. — Australia Post

Working with Rachel was a painless, smooth and extremely efficient process. Rachel produced quality content for Busbud across multiple platforms and was always transparent in her communications with us. All in all, it was a fantastic experience and the entire Busbud staff was more than satisfied with her work. — Busbud

Freelance Travel Writing:

Rachel has a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing and writes for a variety of print and online publications including Nine Elsewhere, AWOL, Our Planet Travel + LeisureElectrify Mag and Matador Network. Please contact The Department of Wandering for freelance travel writing commissions.

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**Please note that Rachel does not work in exchange for ‘exposure’. Brands that do not have a marketing budget are requested to not contact Rachel in these instances. Please also do not send information about new apps or websites that ‘might be of interest’ to The Department of Wandering’s readership but do not have a budget for promotion. 

For more information on any of the above opportunities, please contact me using the form below.

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