The Premiere
Boutique Travel Company
For Food Lovers

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FOOD TOURS AND Group TraveL TO CALIFORNIA, Hawaii, MEXICO, Italy, FRANCE, and SpaiN

Curated Travel Experiences By Food & Travel Experts

Boutique Group Trips. Private Group Travel. Custom Travel Planning.

Salt & Wind is the premiere boutique travel company for food lovers. We help our clients experience unique food travels in three ways: through small boutique group trips via private group travel and with custom travel planning.

We specialize in organizing food travel experiences in California, Hawaii, Mexico, Italy, France, and Spain where we have deep connections and extensive knowledge. Be it our group trips to Mexico and Italy, custom food tours, exclusive reservations, hands-on cooking classes, or private wine tastings – if you’re looking to travel with a food focus, we’re here to help you make it happen.

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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 custom-tailored travel experience that gets back to the real reason you're traveling in the first place: to create enduring memories!

Are you a Michelin-star restaurant junkie? Or a street food warrior? Do you want to shop the historic food markets? Or browse local boutiques? Perhaps you looking to see a bit of it all? We can help make reservations at the world's best restaurants, arrange a tailored food tour, give you custom day trip itineraries, and even introduce you to our friends and local creatives.

There are no travel templates here! We specialize in boutique group trips to Mexico and Italy as well as creating custom food travel in California, Hawaii, Mexico, Italy, France, and Spain.

 

PERSONALIZED FOOD & TRAVEL EXPERIENCES. SmALL Group TRavel. CUstom TOURs.

Our Travel Services

 
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Boutique Group Travel

Want to explore a new destination with fellow food lovers?

Join our boutique group trips to dig into our favorite food destinations. These small group trips go from rustic to refined as we visit markets, do hands-on workshops, and relax since it is, after all, a vacation!

We’re currently booking 2019 boutique group trips to Italy and Mexico including to Lombardy, Piedmont, Tuscany, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Michoacán, and Oaxaca.

Salt & Wind Travel Trip Planning Services

Custom Travel Planning

Have a dream food trip but don’t know where to start? we’re here for you!

We help travelers like you travel the way they want in the places we know — California, Hawaii, Mexico, Italy, France, and Spain.

We can assist with as much or little as you’d like, from travel recs to detailed itineraries or sought-after restaurant reservations.

Contact us and we’ll be in touch to help make your travel dreams a reality.

Salt & Wind Private Group Travel

Private Group Travel

Family reunion, bachelorette, girls’ trip, 30th birthday…gather your people for a ready-to-book private group trip.

Our private trips feature all the 5-star perks of a Salt & Wind boutique group trip — from a private photographer to a host and one-of-a-kind activities. In addition to

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 trip experience just for you. 

 

Where We Travel

 
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Destination Specialists. Deep Knowledge. Local Connections.

We believe the best travel planners are those who know a place really well. As in speak the language, work there regularly, and have expertise in everything from the local food to history and culture.

For that reason we specialize in a few specific places, namely, California, Hawaii, Mexico, Italy, France, and Spain.

Why these destinations? They all have a deep sense of place, vibrant food culture, strong creative scenes, and unique local makers — the very things we believe that makes a destination magical. While all the Salt & Wind staff is familiar with each of our destinations, we have certain team members act as experts in the various destinations.

From boutique group trips to private travel planning, here are the places where we have major expertise:

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MILAN, THE LAKES,

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FRANCIACORTA, LOMBARDY

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ITALY: TURIN & ALBA,
PIEDMONT

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MEXICO: GUADALAJARA
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MEXICO: OAXACA CITY, OAXACA

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BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
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TIJUANA, ENSENADA, & VALLE DE GUADALUPE WINE REGION

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FRANCE
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PARIS, LYON, BASQUE COUNTRY, & THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

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ITALY: FLORENCE & VAL D’ORCIA, TUSCANY

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MEXICO: MEXICO CITY

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MEXICO: MORELIA, MICHOACAN

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CATALUNYA, SPAIN
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BARCELONA

& COSTA BRAVA

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OAHU, HAWAII
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HONOLULU &

NORTH SHORE

Five-Star Service

We come highly recommended! Read our past guest’s testimonials to hear all about Salt & Wind.

Mexico Testimonial

MEXICO CITY TRAVEL PLANNING

“Kristen hooked us up! Living in the destination of Mexico City allowed Kristen to truly know what we would like a dislike, but more importantly, she was able to connect us with our amazing guides and 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!”

-Tanner K.


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SPAIN & ITALY CUSTOM TRAVEL PLANNING

“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 2-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!!!”

-Kate D.

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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.”

-Melissa K.


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NORTHERN ITALY CUSTOM TRAVEL PLANNING

"Salt & Wind is the ideal planning service for the sophisticated, experienced traveler. Aida and her brilliant team were able to interpret our requests - including a strong desire to stay off the beaten path - and craft an itinerary that was even better than we could have imagined.

The custom planning services also allowed us to get exactly what we wanted, the sense that we could take a break from our stressful, overly-scheduled professional lives, without then having to invest all of our energy into coming up with trip plans.

Their unique approach allowed us to be flexible while still not missing out on the things that were most important to us. Huge gratitude to the Salt & Wind team for giving us a magical trip that will stay with us forever!" 

-Elizabeth M.

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FRANCE & ITALY CUSTOM TRAVEL PLANNING

“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!”

-Maureen D.


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MEXICO WINE COUNTRY GROUP TRIP

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!”

-Chris K.

SMALL FOOD TOURS TO ITALY AND MEXICO

Our 2019 Group Travel Dates

 
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TUSCANY & UMBRIA: FLORENCE, VAL D’ORCIA, & PERUGIA

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MEXICO
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GUADALAJARA + TEQUILA

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PIEDMONT: TURIN, ASTI, & ALBA

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LOMBARDY: MILAN, LAKE COMO, FRANCIACORTA, & LAKE GARDA

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LOMBARDY: MILAN, LAKE COMO, FRANCIACORTA, & LAKE GARDA

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MORELIA & PÁTZCUARO