I stumbled on a great typo last night. "Staff in the lobby were wondering around..."
Wandering around is an aimless waste of time.
Wondering around, though, that sounds useful.
Wondering why this product is the way it is, wondering how you can make the lobby more welcoming, wondering if your best customers are happily sharing your ideas with others... So many things worth wondering about, so few people actually taking the time to do it.
Wondering around is the act of inquiring with generous spirit.