About Melanie Warner

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Melanie Warner (aka Wander Woman) has served as the founder, publisher and editor of magazines and newspapers over the last 20 years - including: The Hollywood Monthly Magazine, The City Guide, Inside Clovis, Inside Fresno, The Fresno The Magazine, Home & Garden Magazine, and Bride & Groom Magazine.

In 2006, Warner was named Entrepreneur of the Year in California by Union Bank of California. As a travel and lifestyle journalist, she is a regular contributor to various print and online sources with a combined readership of over two million avid readers, travelers and followers each month. She has been a host for the Crooked Path (a travel TV show), and has written hundreds of travel stories over the years. She specializes in luxury and adventure trips, helping travelers discover the best vacations and unique trips in the world – without breaking the bank.

She is a mother to three kids and currently lives in Fresno, California, where she is completing her next book.

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Sonoma Coast Getaway Guide

Sonoma Coast Getaway Guide

February 20, 2015 with

If you only have a few days to vacation, why not visit the Sonoma Coast. This breath-taking part of California has little gems that you won’t want to miss.

Cruise Planning: 11 Things To Do Before Your Trip

Cruise Planning: 11 Things To Do Before Your Trip

December 18, 2014 with

Winter is in full swing and you know what that means — it’s cruise season! But before you go on your much needed vacation, check out these 11 helpful tips!

Paso Robles Travel Review: Wine and Dine Without Breaking the Bank

Paso Robles Travel Review: Wine and Dine Without Breaking the Bank

July 21, 2014 with

There’s no better weekend trip than to visit California’s wineries and partake in some delicious vino; check out Paso Robles on the Central California coast

Meet Me in San Luis: A Hidden Gem in the Heart of California

Meet Me in San Luis: A Hidden Gem in the Heart of California

June 16, 2014 with

Travel guru Melanie Warner gives us insider tips on all the places you must explore during your trip to the eclectic city of San Luis Obispo, Calif.

6 Foodie Hot Spots to Try On Your Next L.A. Getaway

6 Foodie Hot Spots to Try On Your Next L.A. Getaway

March 31, 2014 with

These popular restaurants score big with local foodies, celebrities; plus, their chefs go above and beyond to make diners happy

13 Insider, Must-Visit Gems in Northern California Wine Country

13 Insider, Must-Visit Gems in Northern California Wine Country

January 16, 2014 with

Planning a visit to California’s wine country? Pass over the tourist-heavy favorites and opt for these off-the-beaten-path wineries in Healdsburg

Hit the Family Vacation Jackpot With These 12 Nevada Wild West Attractions

Hit the Family Vacation Jackpot With These 12 Nevada Wild West Attractions

December 18, 2013 with

The Silver State offers so much more than desert and casinos; 12 stops to make beyond the glitz and debauchery of Vegas

7 Ways to Feel Like a Local in San Francisco

7 Ways to Feel Like a Local in San Francisco

November 12, 2013 with

Travel writer suggests hotels, restaurants, entertainment — including Sunday brunch with flirty drag queens — for authentic experience

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