California

Blooming Flower Fields of Carlsbad

I dreamt I walked through the blooming Flower Fields of Carlsbad. A sea of pink, white, red and orange flowers…

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Destinations United States

An Amazing Road Trip On The Ocean (Cruise)

I never thought I would ever travel on a cruise ship, but here's how it compares to my typical road…

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Road Trips

Road Trip Attractions Along The Way

I've been writing a lot about road trips lately, and everything I've seen, but I had to create a list…

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Road Trips

Epic Road Trip from Los Angeles to Zion & Bryce

This is the story of our epic road trip from Los Angeles to Zion and Bryce National Parks in Utah. …

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Guest Contributors

See The World: #WhereGalsWander Tribe

WhereGalsWander started because I wanted to see the world, through my eyes but also through the eyes of my WhereGalsWander…

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National Parks

Let’s See All The National Parks

In honor of National Park Week, yesterday we began posting our National Parks Top 10 list. Today we share the…

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National Parks

National Parks Week

Top 10 Favorite National Parks for National Park Week by WhereGalsWander

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Arizona

Visiting Antelope Canyon

Visiting Antelope Canyon has been on my bucket list ever since I realized it was a place actually in my…

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Destinations United States

Los Angeles Winter Mountains

The sky reflected our moods, and we could see the white-topped peaks just out of our reach, lining the ring…

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Road Trips

No Wine (ing) on the Pacific Coast Highway

Our goal was to go wine (ing) on the Pacific Coast Highway: wine tasting through the California Winery Region, however…

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National Parks

Morning Coffee in the Mountain Air at Half Dome

Sipping morning coffee in the mountain air at Half Dome while watching the sunrise in Yosemite is one of the…

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Travel Guides

LA Day Trip to Solvang

Take an LA day trip to Solvang If you are looking to really feel like you are escaping Los Angeles.…

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Road Trips

How to Wander The Loneliest Road

Wandering The Loneliest Road in America, otherwise known as Highway 50 across Nevada, is going back to remembering what a…

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Eats and Drinks

Three-Day Guide to Vegas Without Gambling

I was invited to experience a three-day guide to Las Vegas without gambling.  Las Vegas is known for its high…

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Destinations United States

Los Angeles Travel Tips for First Timers

Traveling to Los Angeles for the first time and need some travel tips? How to prepare for LA parking, airports, weather,…

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Destinations United States

Personality and Lifestyle Reflected in Venice, California

 The strong personalities of the different home architecture line up as I stroll through Venice. It's like looking at a…

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Arizona

Wild Horses of Tonto National Forest

Alas, during my time in Phoenix last week, I heard the horses down by the Salt River, but as I…

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Destinations United States

Street Art LA

Last Sunday morning, we did something completely different: we explored the street art in LA in the Los Angeles Arts…

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Destinations United States

Why Boston Gardens is a Must See

“You will never be completely at home again because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the…

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Destinations United States

Life In A Little New England Town

“My life was being raised in a small town on a farm, and I guess when I was ready to…

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Connect

What Really Happened That 4th of July

(Note from Z: In case you haven’t read the backstory of where we came from and how we became friends,…

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Destinations United States

Southern Charm: Savannah and Charleston

A design conference allured me to Savannah, Georgia. Savannah charmed me with the sweet smell of jasmine, the charm of…

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Connect

Would You Travel to a Place or a Person?

It’s a seemingly cliche question: would you travel to a place or to a person? To me, to a place…

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Destinations United States

New Orleans: More Than What To See And Do

New Orleans is more than what to see and do. It's more than beads hanging off of street signs. New…

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Beaches

Heisler Park, Laguna Beach

Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, California is a perfect stop along the Pacific Coast Highway. It's a perfect mix of…

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National Parks

Celebrating National Parks

Celebrating National Parks season kicks off this month in a variety of ways. Here is what you need to know…

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Explore

In Search of Wooden Trolls and Giant Disco Balls

In search of wooden trolls and giant disco balls, that’s how I started my 2024. I never thought I would…

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Explore

Holland America Cruise “Day At Sea” Itinerary

How I fit a week's vacation into one day on a Holland America Cruise Day At Sea.

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Destinations

Chicago Architecture In The Shining Sun

When sunny skies meet mirrors and metal, the Chicago architecture pops before it melts into the clouds.

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Explore

Huzzah! The Renaissance Pleasure Faire!

Huzzah! At the Renaissance Pleasure Faire where I have cinnamon sugar stuck to my lips, ribbons on my sleeves, freckles…

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Inspire

California Poppy Super Blooms Explode From Rain

A guide to where, when and how to see the poppies.

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Inspire

Women and Leadership

This is my International Women’s Day post. No, I’m not a day late. Being a woman is more than just…

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Inspire

How To Pet A Turkey, Hug A Cow & Cuddle A Chicken

he turkey snuggled right in, and as we began to pet her, she closed her eyes and began to make…

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Holidays and Seasons

Spooky, Not Scary, Halloween in Los Angeles

My guide on where to go for spooky,not scary, Halloween in Los Angeles. I love Halloween, but I'm not a…

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Inspire

Miegakure Hide-And-Reveal Design at The Japanese Friendship Garden

The entirety of the garden is never visible at once. Instead the viewer is led to uncover intentionally hidden views…

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Nevada

Where To Go in Carson Valley

What better way to explore all of the beauty Carson Valley has to offer than to have a bird's eye…

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Destinations Global

The Good and Bad of The British Isles

We arrived at LAX to start our adventures through the good and the bad of the British Isles. Through check…

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Connect

No One Believes My Mother’s Day Stories

No one believes my Mother’s Day stories. I wouldn’t either. Me, and my Mom My Mother My mom and I…

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Inspire

Life Lessons Carson Valley Taught My Kids On Spring Break

Life Lessons Carson Valley teaches my kids on Spring Break: "Don't wait," he said. I can't remember his exact words…

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Explore

Bizarre Un-Natural Garden at Descanso

The Uncomfy Room is the most bizarre room of Un-Natural Gardens at Descanso. I step into a space covered in…

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Explore

What To Know When Hiking

Another first hike of a new year, and I am sharing what to know when hiking. Here are some lessons…

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California

Drink In and Savor Fairfield, California

Fairfield is located in Suisun Valley, just twelve miles from Napa, you find yourself surrounded by "real" wine country. Not…

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Nevada

How to Dine Basque Style

How to dine Basque style means understanding what kind of food is prepared and served, it's understanding the traditions of…

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Arizona

In Search of Castles, Found The Farm

The Farm and The Mystery Castle are both fantastic ways to explore the history and legacy around the Phoenix area…

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Road Trips

Experiencing My First Hot Spring

Experiencing my first hot spring was one goal I had when I road tripped the Loneliest Road in America. I…

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Nevada

A Perfect Place to Begin Traveling Again: Carson Valley

The perfect place to begin traveling again is Carson Valley, Nevada. I'm tired of making "bucket lists", after the year…

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National Parks

Lehman Caves in Great Basin National Park

Lehman Cave in Great Basin National Park marks my final destination on my journey driving the loneliest road in America.…

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Holidays and Seasons

Have A Wonderfully Socially Distanced Christmas

Have a wonderfully socially distanced Christmas, this year, welcome to the quarantine holidays. Wow. When I wrote last year's blog…

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Holidays and Seasons

Celebrating ALL Kinds of Christmas in Los Angeles

Celebrating Christmas in Los Angeles, WhereGalsWander.com. Travel guide to the best holiday places, light and events.

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Guest Contributors

Tale of Two Honeys: The Worst and Most Memorable Hike

Dark, rolling clouds beckoned at us. A distant thunderclap threatened us. It got colder and colder. And windier. We climbed…

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Inspire

How to Change Your Life Overnight

You may have wanted to change your life for a very long time. Your life may have changed overnight and…

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