Adventures

Ever wonder where we’ve wandered? Here are our stories of adventures, the tales behind the photographs, and our musings. All photos are originals and subject to copyright under Where Gals Wander. Permission required to use our images.

Hiking Barker Dam at Joshua Tree

When I heard that Barker Dam was also known as Big Horn Dam for all of the big horned sheep…

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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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Morning Coffee with Half Dome

I’ve written previously about my goal not just to see Yosemite, but to experience Yosemite.  We started out with the…

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Finding Freedom in Historic Concord (25 Photos)

Travel is awesome, but all this is empty without the sense of meaning behind it. No better place to remember…

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Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

M’s Photo Gallery of Armacao de Buzios, Brazil South of the border must be the place to go this summer.…

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Kimball’s Farm, Massachusetts

Eating Ice Cream on a Hot Summer Day at Kimball’s This is the stuff American Summer Nostalgia is made of.…

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Life In A Little New England Town

The best part of travel is who you get to experience it with “My life was being raised in a…

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Where to Stay in Yosemite: Evergreen Lodge

Deciding where to stay in Yosemite and selecting Evergreen Lodge just heightened our experience.  In my last post about Yosemite,…

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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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Yosemite Travel Tips from First Timers (and one on crutches)

It’s our first trip to Yosemite National Park, and we learned many travel tips, mostly because my daughter was unexpectedly…

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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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Olde Pink House – Savannah, Georgia

One of JD’s highlights of her trip to Savannah was dining at the famous Olde Pink House. Considered one of…

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Winter Sunshine in the New England Woods (a survival story)

Text from M: “I’m dodging wild turkeys in my driveway as I drive the mile to my mailbox because of…

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Rolling Green Hills of Spring

When I arrived in Los Angeles I loved the ability to see rolling hills and beauty rising up into the…

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Wanderlusting Up The California Coast

The saying goes…” it’s not the destination, it’s the journey”. This begins my tale of the drive up the coast one…

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Hiking Through the McDowell Mountains

Previously, we shared the story of JD’s initial hikes through her new surroundings in Arizona, and how her reluctance turned…

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Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara

  A trip to Santa Barbara is not complete without a visit to Stearns Wharf. When completed In 1872, it…

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A Chicago Gal Experiences the California Wildfires

Note from Zanne: The Thomas Wildfire began December 4, 2017, and burned 440 square miles across Ventura and Santa Barbara…

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“Real Winter” in New England

Yesterday in the texts between M, JD & Z, we talked about how different the seasons are between us. M…

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Adventures in Palm Springs

My previous winters in Chicago always left me wishing I could be somewhere warm and wonderful. I needed to end the…

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