Wander With Wonder

By Wander With Wonder - Susan Lanier-Graham | Wander Around the World to experience wow moments. 

A Santa Fe Easter: Pageantry, Shopping and Brunching

Shares 0<p>Easter in Santa Fe, the “City of Holy Faith”, is a memory-maker. You can shop for spring fashions or pick up a festive box of locally made …

Travel

The Tasteful Eight: Profiling Women Leading Arizona's Culinary World

Shares 0<p>March is Women’s History Month, so we decided to round up some of the Valley’s most prominent women in the industry. Whether you’re looking …

Restaurants

Discovering Luxury Wow Moments at Hotel Mousai in Mexico

Shares 0<p>I travel around the world and across the street looking for wow moments and I find them in a variety of places. On a recent visit to Puerto …

Hotels

Westin Kierland has Arizona culture covered

Shares 0<p>Anyone who grew up in Arizona will tell you, the state prides itself on it’s “Five C’s”: Copper, Cattle, Citrus, Cotton, and Climate. …

Arizona

Welcome to Winterpeg: Snowy Fun in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Shares 0<p>Canada’s great prairie doesn’t get the same amount of tourist love as Vancouver and Montreal, its chicer city sisters. When Tourism Winnipeg …

Travel

Aix-en-Provence: tips for travel in a French city of fountains

Shares 0<p>I returned to Aix-en-Provence after many years of being away and rarely thinking of the days when I was young, married and stuck in this …

A Luxury Resort Home in Los Cabos: The Quivira Experience

Shares 0<p>On a recent visit to Cabo San Lucas and a memorable stay at The Towers at Pacifica, I found out that dreams can come true. You can be on …

Hotels

Taco Guild Combines History and Mexican Cuisine with Award Winning Results

Shares 0<p>Here in Arizona there are plenty of places to grab delicious tacos. They are pretty much a staple item on any menu you glance at, from small …

Peaceful Retreat at Casa Natalia in San José del Cabo

1<p>1<p>Shares 2<p>Casa Natalia is described on their website as “a peaceful retreat that embodies the area’s vibrant art scene, culture, history and dining.” …

Travel Tips: Galleries and Shops of San José del Cabo

Shares 0<p>San José del Cabo is about an hour south of Cabo San Lucas in Baja Mexico. The town has a thriving beach hotel zone as well as a more …

Escape to Adobe Guadalupe Vineyards & Inn in Baja Mexico

Shares 0<p>At first glance, I was captivated by the classic architecture of Adobe Guadalupe Vineyards & Inn surrounded by gardens, mountains and 60 …

Meat

5 Snow Adventures in Grand County, Colorado

Shares 0<p>This winter I decided to embrace snow. So when I was invited to experience the chilly thrills of Grand County, Colorado, I packed up my …

Skiing

Stanley, Idaho is for Lovers: romantic escape in the most unexpected place.

Shares 0<p>When I see magazine photos of couples getting massages together, lounging at resort pools and having candlelit dinners in swanky restaurants, …

El Encanto Inn: Romantic Mexican Retreat in San Jose’ del Cabo’s

Shares 0<p>San Jose’ del Cabo, located at the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, is an ideal place for relaxation and romance. In the middle of the Gallery …

Retreat to China Beach on the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington

Shares 0<p>The beautiful China Beach Retreat, down the road from the seaside town of Long Beach and just up the road from the fishing village of Ilwaco, …

Welcoming Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year around the Valley.

Shares 0<p>Just a few weeks ago the world rang in 2017 with fireworks, confetti and excitement that always accompanies an incoming year. This January …

A Woodland Escape at River Rock Inn

Shares 0<p>In a world filled with hustle and bustle, the places that slow us down have become a welcome respite. An hour away from Seattle, WA, and …

Taste, Tour and Learn about Oregon’s Craft Premium Saké

Shares 0<p>On a wine tasting tour of the Forest Grove area just west of Portland, Oregon we took a detour into the land of Saké. Not being familiar with …

Benjamin Mei, longtime Chilean Winemaker, Returns to Roots in Provence

Shares 0<p>Benjamin Mei has a lot of energy. Frantic, creative, existing-on-little-sleep energy like few people I have ever met. Benjamin is making …

Wine

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Portland's Lan Su Chinese Garden

Shares 0<p>Gung Hay Fat Choy! It’s time for Chinese New Year. This year it is the Year of the Rooster. In accordance with the Chinese lunar calendar, …

The Allure of the Sound in Mukilteo, Washington

Shares 0<p>A lighthouse next to the sea, a ferry cruising through the sound; both are the subjects of many photographs and paintings. These iconic …

5 Experiences that are Must-Do When Wandering Salem Oregon

Shares 0<p>Salem, Oregon, just an hour south of Portland in the heart of Willamette Valley Wine Country, is surrounded by natural beauty and is steeped …

Living and Working Around the World: life as a Digital Nomad

1<p>Shares 1<p>A glass of champagne at sunset crossing the Atlantic on the 2016 Nomad Cruise. photo credit: Barbara Barrielle<p>Becoming a Nomad<p>I am always …

A Luxurious Overnight in Oregon Wine Country

Shares 0<p>Willamette Valley Vineyards, named The Best Vineyard/Tasting Room Experience by Sunset Magazine, is located in the Willamette Valley, …

Wine

Top 25 Wow Moments of 2016

Shares 0<p>Another year is behind us. 2016 was a difficult year in many ways. But as I looked over the year’s photos and relived the memories, I …

New Chef Andersen Spices Up The Menu at Tapacubo

Shares 0<p>If you want good Mexican food, you don’t have to look far in Arizona. However, if you’re looking for a great place to relax poolside while …

7 Things to Love about West Inn Suites In Carlsbad, California

Shares 0<p>The West Inn & Suites in Carlsbad, California recently invited me to come spend a night to check out their accommodations. Like many people …

Portland’s Tamale Boy: Never Failing to Impress

Shares 0<p>If you ask me about where to enjoy Mexican food in Portland, my answer will always be Tamale Boy.<p><b>The Tamale Boy Back Story</b><p>The original Tamale …

On the Water in Los Cabos: Whale Watching and Luxury Sailing

Wander With Wonder - Around the world or across the street On a recent stay at <b>The Towers at Pacifica</b> in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, I experienced one of …

Whale Watching