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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Gals & Hot Wheels

When I was a girl, my dad always tried to teach me about cars.  He pointed to what this thing…

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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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The Energy of Cirque Du Soleil Mystere

The energy of Cirque Du Soleil Mystere left me feeling like I was a little kid, being pushed on the…

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Renaissance Faire and the Places of Wonder and Play

I seek places that bring the wonder, joy of play, and inspiration, and last week I found them in the…

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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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Tips for Attending The Travel & Adventure Show

Now that I'm a travel blogger, I'm always looking to expand our quest for #MoreToLife.  How can we find meaningful…

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About Us

About Us

WhereGalsWander was started in response to the question "Is There More To Life?" Our tag and motto #MoreToLife is our…

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Unexpected Winter in the Southwest

Winter 2019 has created an unexpected winter in Southern California and Arizona creating snowy mountains in warm places.  Places known…

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Ventura Lantern Festival

WhereGalsWander reviews ut the Ventura Lantern Street Festival. We share some insights and tips if you are thinking about a…

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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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Architecture Reflections, 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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Thoreau and Living Deliberately

The chance to hike Walden Woods where Henry David Thoreau wandered every morning, to dip my toes into Thoreau's own…

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Weekend Wandering

Our Favorite Summer Travel Photography 2018

WhereGalsWander favorite travel photography from our 2018 adventures

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Best Sunsets

A collection of our favorite sunsets

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Where We Wandered in 2018

Looking back in 2018 and where we wandered in 2018, it’s amazing to remember all of our adventures.  We wanted…

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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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Adventures Aboard the USS Iowa Historic Battleship

There is such a sense of pride, community, and patriotism as soon as you step on deck.  Guests are greeted…

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Adventures

Experience Luxury Travel Close to Home

Shop Local The holiday season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is a whirlwind.  Too much activity, not enough relaxation.  Wanderlusting,…

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Shopping

Hottest Gifts for Women That Wander

Looking for that perfect holiday or December birthday (hint hint) gift? Here are the WGW recommended Hottest Gifts for Women…

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Weekend Wandering

Weekend Wandering-Fall

Autumn invokes a feeling of looking at the past and preparing for the future. As we fall in love with…

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Feeling Fall in Wisconsin

Want to really feel Fall? Want to breathe in crisp air and crunch leaves under your feet and make those…

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Be Inspired

Our Twitterverse Followers

Update on our Twitterverse from Zanne: We launched in April 2017 and in October 2018 we hit 8,000 Twitter Followers,…

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Be Inspired

Stop Waiting

“Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when…

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Weekend Wandering

Weekend Wandering: This Week’s Wanders (14 Photos)

All our posts this week from Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook, right here for you in Weekend Wandering. Our week’s…

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Be Inspired

Let’s hope we all live our lives burning this bright

by Zanne, WhereGalsWander

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Weekend Wandering

Weekend Wandering: This Week’s Wanders

All our posts this week from Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook, right here for you in Weekend Wandering. Our week’s…

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Travel Tribe

Sunshine Blogger Award

Part of our hope in starting WhereGalsWander was to find others who were inspired by the same things we are:…

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Weekend Wandering

Weekend Wandering: This Week’s Wanders

All our posts this week from Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook, right here for you in Weekend Wandering. Our week’s…

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How To Get Your Teen Daughter To Hike A Mountain…And Like It

Convincing my teenage daughter to hike Pinnacle Peak Mountain turned out to be more than family travel, it was a…

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Wander Hollywood

Now that I've been here about 2 and a half years, you can take my lessons learned if you want…

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