Travel blog for conscious travelers and digital nomads

Hi traveler! Are you also curious about the world? Would you like nothing more than to discover the coolest destinations and new cultures? To make travel your lifestyle and combine it with doing business or working while traveling? Then you can find plenty of inspiration at The Wandering Mind. I like to give you tips about destinations, but also about travel routes, budgets, personal development and your mindset. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Hi, my name is Danique!

Travelling is what I love to do. In 2015 I made a solo trip through Asia and North America for six months. In 2016 I got on a plane with my boyfriend Daan to travel indefinitely. We worked in Australia, made road trips through New Zealand, lived as digital nomads in Southeast Asia and enjoyed our freedom and life to the fullest.

Now we live in the Netherlands again, but travelling remains our passion. With The Wandering Mind I hope to inspire you as well to follow your travel dreams.

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Skiën in Alpe d'Huez in Frankrijk

Learning to ski as an adult: my experience as a 30 year old

What is it like to learn to ski as an adult? I experienced this earlier this year when I went to the Alpe d’Huez ski resort in France for a few days. I had never been on winter sports before. Only in New Zealand I once stood on a snowy slope near Mount Ruapehu, while

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An adventure to Ghost Island Koh Phee in Thailand

At the moment you see Koh Phee you might think you just ended up in some adventurous pirate movie. The small island, made out of one giant rock, has the most interesting shape you can imagine. A short distance away from the island of Koh Lanta, this tiny piece of land has the shape… of

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Een blauw tuktuk op Khao San Road in Bangkok.

Bangkok Itinerary: A top 10 list of fun things to do in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of those places where a lot of backpackers start their backpack journey around Southeast Asia. So did I. The first time that I arrived in this massive city, I was literally in shock. The Thai capital brings an impressive mix of bright colors and unrecognizable smells, and the busy traffic and chaotic

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Tafels en foodstalletjes van Lau Pa Sat tegen een achtergrond van wolkenkrabbers.

Budget Singapore: this is what a citytrip to Singapore will cost you

Singapore really is a cultural divers and pretty modern city to visit while traveling around in Southeast Asia. But when it comes to your travel budget… Singapore will break your budget for sure. It is way more realistic to compare the prices in Singapore with Western countries than any of the other countries around Southeast

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Destinations

Skiën in Alpe d'Huez in Frankrijk

Learning to ski as an adult: my experience as a 30 year old

What is it like to learn to ski as an adult? I experienced this earlier this year when I went to the Alpe d’Huez ski resort in France for a few days. I had never been on winter sports before. Only in New Zealand I once stood on a snowy slope near Mount Ruapehu, while

Read more

An adventure to Ghost Island Koh Phee in Thailand

At the moment you see Koh Phee you might think you just ended up in some adventurous pirate movie. The small island, made out of one giant rock, has the most interesting shape you can imagine. A short distance away from the island of Koh Lanta, this tiny piece of land has the shape… of

Read more
Een blauw tuktuk op Khao San Road in Bangkok.

Bangkok Itinerary: A top 10 list of fun things to do in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of those places where a lot of backpackers start their backpack journey around Southeast Asia. So did I. The first time that I arrived in this massive city, I was literally in shock. The Thai capital brings an impressive mix of bright colors and unrecognizable smells, and the busy traffic and chaotic

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Work and travel

Persoon voor muur met paarse illustratie in Christchurch.

About working and traveling as digital nomad in New Zealand

It actually happens more and more often that readers of The Wandering Mind ask us how it was to work and travel as a digital nomad in New Zealand. I noticed that a lot of you are curious how we managed this lifestyle and maybe even more important: if we liked it. And also if

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World Map

Oceania

Persoon voor muur met paarse illustratie in Christchurch.

About working and traveling as digital nomad in New Zealand

It actually happens more and more often that readers of The Wandering Mind ask us how it was to work and travel as a digital nomad in New Zealand. I noticed that a lot of you are curious how we managed this lifestyle and maybe even more important: if we liked it. And also if

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Rechte weg richting besneeuwde berg

South Island Road Trip: 10 highlights you don’t want to miss

A South Island road trip in New Zealand is what I call an adventure. From mountain peaks with snow on top of them, surrounded by crystal clear mountain lakes to forest and glaciers. As a lover of nature and the great outdoors, the South Island simply got it all. And even more than that. That’s

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Mintkleurige huisjes met trambaan in Christchurch

Discover the colorful streets of Christchurch in New Zealand

So many people only know Christchurch in New Zealand because of the devastating earthquake that hit the city back in 2011. Knowing this fact and after speaking with people who described Christchurch as being rather boring, we drove on a November day with zero expectations towards the city. Honestly, we didn’t even really know on

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Asia

An adventure to Ghost Island Koh Phee in Thailand

At the moment you see Koh Phee you might think you just ended up in some adventurous pirate movie. The small island, made out of one giant rock, has the most interesting shape you can imagine. A short distance away from the island of Koh Lanta, this tiny piece of land has the shape… of

Read more
Een blauw tuktuk op Khao San Road in Bangkok.

Bangkok Itinerary: A top 10 list of fun things to do in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of those places where a lot of backpackers start their backpack journey around Southeast Asia. So did I. The first time that I arrived in this massive city, I was literally in shock. The Thai capital brings an impressive mix of bright colors and unrecognizable smells, and the busy traffic and chaotic

Read more
Tafels en foodstalletjes van Lau Pa Sat tegen een achtergrond van wolkenkrabbers.

Budget Singapore: this is what a citytrip to Singapore will cost you

Singapore really is a cultural divers and pretty modern city to visit while traveling around in Southeast Asia. But when it comes to your travel budget… Singapore will break your budget for sure. It is way more realistic to compare the prices in Singapore with Western countries than any of the other countries around Southeast

Read more
Vrouw naast olifant met slurf omhoog in Elephant Nature Park Chiang Mai

Elephants in Thailand: visit the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai

The Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai is what you say an extraordinary and interesting place to visit. It is a place where injured and mistreated elephants in Thailand can spend the rest of their lives in peace and quiet. Nowadays, Thailand is developing more and more, but unfortunately not always when it comes to

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