Zanne

Zanne is the Founder, Editor, Administration, and Publisher of WhereGalsWander along with the title of Chief Trouble Maker. Blame her for everything. You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/zanne.merkel.3
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Have A Wonderfully Socially Distanced Christmas

Have (yourself)…a wonderfully socially distanced Christmas, this year. Wow. When I wrote last year’s blog Celebrating ALL Christmas in Los…

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Celebrating ALL 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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Travel Tribe

Tale of Two Honeys: The Worst and 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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Our Stories

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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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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Adventures

Corona in California and Things to Do During COVID

The streets are mostly empty, thanks to Corona in California, and it’s hard to find things to do during COVID.…

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Go Explore and See Where The Road Ends

Go explore and see where the road ends. Drive until you run out of pavement and hit dirt and gravel.…

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Adventures

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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Our Stories

WhereGalsWander in the Media

A collection of WhereGalsWander in the media collaborations Wander to The EdgeA Media Platform co-hosted by Zanne of WhereGalsWander Friends…

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Finding Freedom in Historic Concord

Finding Freedom in Historic Concord, the place of the Revolutionary War and birthplace of America. I love to travel because…

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Our Stories

Mom’s Number One Job

What's Mom's number one job?"I would ask my girls as they were growing up. To keep us healthy & safe",…

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Adventures

WhereGalsWander Tribe: Gals Wandering Together

Celebrating the WhereGalsWander Tribe of wandering together, it’s been three years since we launched with #WhereGalsWander. We are honored to…

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Shopping

California Handcrafted Soy Candles

California Handcrafted soy candles are my new thing. I think about Mother's Day, Birthdays and Graduations, and all of those…

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Travel Tribe

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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Hello from Los Angeles

Hello from Los Angeles! It’s Day 37 in our shelter in place quarantine, and it’s finally a sunny day. We…

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Mountains Are Better Than People

IMountains are better than people, I prefer talking to trees and nature eases my peace of mind. We are in…

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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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Our Stories

Saugus Strong: Santa Clarita High School Shooting

On Thursday, my community of Santa Clarita suffered a trauma of the Saugus High School shooting. My daughter attends a…

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2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible Reveal

Wander with me and see what it’s like to attend the reveal of the 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible by Chevrolet.…

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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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Malibu Dreaming

Malibu Beach Pier Malibu Dreaming: Malibu Beach Pier rounds out our list of Favorite SoCal Beach Piers. We started with…

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Visiting Santa Monica Pier

We are here to help but giving you a visual tour of visiting Santa Monica Pier and a travel guide…

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Adventures

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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Adventures

Favorite SoCal Beach Piers

Part I: Oceanside, Manhattan, Ventura, Redondo, Santa Barbara & Huntington Beach Piers It’s a round-up of my favorite SoCal Beach…

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Breakfast at Sadelle’s

Ok, seriously, you need to experience any morning at Bellagio and breakfast at Sadelle's will turn any morning into some…

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LA Day Trip to Solvang

f you are looking to really feel like you are escaping Los Angeles, I recommend an LA day trip to…

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Why Road Trips are Important

Do you remember why road trips are important? When was the last time you hit the open road for days?…

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Wandering 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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