FOOD TOURS AND Group TraveL TO CALIFORNIA, Hawaii, MEXICO, Italy, FRANCE, and SpaiN
Curated Travel Experiences By Food & Travel Experts
Small Group Trips. Personalized Travel Planning. Digital Travel Guides.
Welcome To Salt & Wind Travel — the premiere boutique travel company for food lovers! We help our clients experience food lifestyle travel in 3 ways: through small boutique group trips, with concierge travel services, and via our digital travel guides.
We specialize in curating bespoke food-focused travel experiences in the places where we have deep local connections and extensive cultural and historical knowledge including California, Hawaii, Mexico, Italy, France, and Spain. Be it our group trips to Mexico and Italy, custom food tours, exclusive reservations, hands-on cooking classes, suggested walks, or private wine tastings – if you’re looking to travel in a way that helps you dig deeper and with a food focus, we’re here to help you make it happen!
DIY TRAVEL PLANNING IS PAINFUL. SALT & WIND tRAVEL MAKES IT PAINLESS.
Because Going On Vacation Shouldn’t Be Stressful
Overwhelmed? Daunted By Planning? Fear Landing In A Tourist Trap?
The knowledgeable staff at Salt & Wind Travel is here to help you create a premium custom-tailored travel experience that gets back to the real reason you're traveling in the first place: to create lasting memories!
Are you a Michelin-star restaurant junkie? A street food warrior? Do you want to shop historic food markets? Or browse local boutiques? Perhaps you want a bit of it all? We can help make reservations at the world's best restaurants, arrange tailored food experiences, create custom travel itineraries, and intro you to our food friends and local creatives who make the destination unique
FOOD & TRAVEL EXPERIENCES. BOUTIQUE Group TRavel PLANNING. CONCIERGE TRAVEL SERVICES.
Our Travel Services
Want to explore a new destination with fellow food lovers?
Join our boutique group trips to dig into our favorite food destinations. These boutique group trips go from rustic to refined as we visit markets, do hands-on workshops, and relax since it is, after all, a vacation!
Have a dream food trip but don’t know where to start? we’re here for you!
Through our concierge travel services, we help food lovers travel the way they want in the places we know best — California, Hawaii, Mexico, Italy, France, and Spain.
We can assist as much or little as you’d like, from travel tips to travel itineraries or hotel bookings to sought-after restaurant reservations. Contact us to make your travel dreams a reality.
Family reunion, bachelorette, girls’ trip, 30th birthday…gather your people for a ready-to-book private group trip.
Our private group travel feature all the 5-star perks of a Salt & Wind boutique group trip — from a photographer to a host and one-of-a-kind activities — but with your nearest and dearest!
You can reserve one of our available group trips to Mexico or Italy, or, if your preferred date is not listed, contact us and we'll create a private group travel experience just for you.
Where We Travel
Destination Specialists. Deep Knowledge. Local Connections.
We operate on the belief that the best travel planners are destination specialists with a focus. That’s why we speak the language, work in the destinations regularly, and have deep cultural and local knowledge, but do it all with a focus on all things food, wine, alcohol, and local.
Our expertise lies in a few specific places: California, Hawaii, Mexico, Italy, France, and Spain. Why these destinations? They all share a deep sense of place, unique cultures, vibrant food scenes, strong creative scenes, and a community of local makers — the very things we believe that makes a destination magical.
While all Salt & Wind staff is familiar with each of our destinations, we have one staff member with expertise in each location where we work.
Here’s a list of the places we travel and what types of travel services we offer for each:
We come highly recommended! Read what our past clients have to say about us from our concierge travel services to our group travel planning!
MEXICO CITY CONCIERGE TRAVEL SERVICES
“Kristen hooked us up! Living in the destination of Mexico City meant Kristen was able to connect us with amazing local guides and unique activities.
On our first full day, we had a fantastic time walking around and eating our way through the city with our private guide. The culinary tour took us to super tasty hole-in-the-wall places so that we could really feel and eat like locals. From the special sorbets to the restaurant with no name, the flavors of the city were incredible.
The team also took the time to handpick impeccable accommodations for us in the city and arrange for excursions outside of the city. If you're considering Mexico City as your next vacation, these are the people to make it happen!”
SPAIN & ITALY CONCIERGE TRAVEL SERVICES
“My husband and I turned to the amazing ladies at Salt & Wind to plan the food and wine-filled European honeymoon of our dreams!
Our two-week trip to Spain and Italy was meticulously curated with experiences that truly captured the local beat of whatever city or town we were in. From 3-star Michelin dining to off the beaten path locals-only joints, the Salt and Wind team really listened to what we were asking for and custom-tailored the exact experience to our preferences.
Every local guide they put us in touch with was as passionate as they were knowledgeable. The vibe was always more of a Friday dinner party with your favorite food-obsessed friends than your traditional tourist trap activities.
They took care of all the logistics of booking, making reservations, etc so that we were stress-free and relaxed from day one. If you're looking for high quality travel planning from people who REALLY know their stuff-you are in the right place. Can't say enough good things!!!”
MEXICO WINE COUNTRY PRIVATE GROUP TRAVEL
“I selected Salt & Wind to plan my birthday weekend in Valle de Guadalupe Mexico. Aida and team did an amazing job selecting the perfect combination of housing, wineries and restaurants. Everything was spot on and my group of 6 loved every moment. I can't wait to book another trip with Salt & Wind.”
MEXICO WINE COUNTRY BOUTIQUE GROUP TRAVEL
“Had a great time on the Salt & Wind Mexico trip. I got talked into it by friends and am glad they recommended it.
I'm a big beer lover so the craft beer tour in Tijuana was a highlight, as were the accompanying tacos. The whole experience was well curated and it was fun getting to meet and hang with fellow travelers.
The biggest pluses to me were one, I didn't have to plan, every last bit of the itinerary was handled; and two, the value for the price. My accommodations were fantastic and there was enough food at each meal for a small army (hope you're hungry)!
I'd definitely recommend this trip to anyone interested in the region, you won't be disappointed!”
BARCELONA CONCIERGE TRAVEL SERVICES
“I am so thankful I found the ladies at Salt & Wind! They helped to create a personalized trip itinerary for our vacation to Barcelona, Spain complete with walking tour ideas and an incredible list of restaurants. I felt that their price points were fair and the value added to our trip was worth every penny!”
FRANCE & ITALY CONCIERGE TRAVEL SERVICES
“We had been wanting to travel to Europe for years but always put it off, worried that the planning process would be too daunting.
Thanks to Aida and her team, we were able to have an amazing trip we will never forget without having to worry about doing all the research and work that often comes with traveling. The team helped answer all of our questions and concerns with care and kindness. We are so grateful to have found Salt & Wind!”
MEXICO CITY PRIVATE GROUP TRIP PLANNING
"Kristen & Aida planned my bachelorette trip for 12 ladies in Mexico City and we had the most incredible experience.
I do a lot of traveling and was initially hesitant to have someone else plan this important trip for me but Salt & Wind exceeded my expectations. They went out of their way to ensure that I got the exact trip I wanted.
We were introduced to the most amazing food - whether it was trendy new restaurants & bars or quesadillas in the middle of a market. They also introduced us to authentic experiences including a tour of a local flower market and then a custom flower arrangement workshop (Kristen even ensured we could make dried arrangements so we could take them home). We went to the famous Xochilmilco where we not only partied on a boat, but also had a tour of a gorgeous farm.
The trip was a perfect balance of a fun party vibe and true local experience. Every person on the trip said that they felt like they really got a taste of the Mexico City culture AND that it was the best bachelorette party they'd ever been on!"
CENTRAL ITALY CONCIERGE TRAVEL SERVICES
“Aida and Kristen are travel-in-style gurus, but what sets Salt & Wind apart is their personal approach and their firsthand knowledge of their destinations. Their concierge services made our trip so smooth and stress-free!”
SMALL GROUP FOOD TOURS TO ITALY AND MEXICO
2019 Boutique Group Travel Dates
SMALL FOOD TOURS TO ITALY AND MEXICO
2020 Boutique Group Travel Dates
SAVE THE DATE! 2020 SALT & WIND GROUP TRIPS ARE ON SALE!
March 18 - 22, 2020 || Mexico City, Mexico
March 25 - 29, 2020 || Oaxaca, Mexico
May 25 - 31, 2020 || Tuscany, Italy
June 8 - 14, 2020 || Lombardy, Italy
September 9 - 13, 2020 || Tuscany, Italy
September 28 - October 4, 2020 || Lombardy, Italy
October 21 - 25, 2020 || Mexico City, Mexico
October 28 - November 3, 2020 || Oaxaca, Mexico