Custom Travel Planning

Tailored Travel Planning. Customized Itineraries. Travel Consultation.

Overwhelmed by planning your trip? Let us handle it so you can get back to daydreaming!

From honeymoons to family reunions, we help food lovers travel their way in the places we know best, namely, California, Hawaii, Mexico, Italy, France, and Spain. We'll assist as much or little as you’d like, from customized suggestions and itinerary planning to booking hard-to-snag reservations.

Contact us and we’ll help make your travel dreams a reality.

 
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Custom Travel Planning Services In Three Steps

If you have a dream food trip but don’t know where to start, we’re here for you!
These are the three steps to our custom travel planning services:

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LET US KNOW YOUR PREFERENCES!

Looking for a once-in-a-lifetime Michelin-star meal? To cook like an abuela? Or exclusive wine tastings? Fill out our client form to tell us how you want to travel and we’ll make it happen.

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TALK WITH A SALT & WIND TRAVEL PLANNER

Next we’ll plan a free 15 to 20 minute call to get to know each other. Once you’ve decided how you want to work with us, you'll leave a deposit so we can begin customizing your travels. 

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WE’LL CREATE YOUR DREAM ITINERARY

Within two weeks of your deposit, you’ll receive a preliminary itinerary. Once it’s approved, we’ll start booking and finalizing all the details.

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.

TRAVEL PLANNING SERVICE TIERS

These are the most common services we provide as custom travel planning! Services start at US $500 but exact quotes are determined based on length of trip and the precise scope of services provided.

CLASSIC || Personalized Travel Recommendations

This level of service is best for travelers who want professionally vetted, up-to-date recommendations from a trusted source yet the ability to customize the trip themselves.

Here’s what’s included:

  • 2 (15-20 minute) calls with Salt & Wind Travel staff

  • Personalized list of Salt & Wind-approved hotel, restaurants, and activities

  • Travel tips for your trip

  • FAQs for your trip

Note: You will be responsible for booking and organizing everything and for the trip costs.

PLUS || Classic Level + Customized Itinerary

This level of service is popular with travelers who want tailor-made travel plans without having the hassle of planning it all themselves.

Here’s what’s included:

  • 3 (15-20 minute) calls with Salt & Wind Travel staff

  • Personalized list of Salt & Wind-approved hotel, restaurants, and activities

  • Multi-page custom itinerary

  • Travel tips for your trip

  • FAQs for your trip

  • Help arranging (1) one hard-to-snag reservation (ie wineries, restaurants, etc)

Note: You will be responsible for booking and organizing everything (aside from the hard-to-snag reservation) and for the trip costs.

PREMIUM || Plus Tier + Custom Full Booking Services

This is level of service is most popular with travelers who wants hassle-free planning and every last detail handled. We make arrangements for everything from flights to hotels to restaurants and activities.

Here’s what’s included:

  • 5 (15-20 minute) calls with Salt & Wind Travel staff

  • Personalized list of Salt & Wind-approved hotel, restaurants, and activities

  • Multi-page custom itinerary

  • Tailor-made Google map

  • Travel Tips for your trip

  • FAQs for your trip

  • Booking and arranging of agree-upon activities, tours, and transportation

  • Access to our the one-of-a-kind activities we offer on our group tours

Note: You will be responsible for the trip costs.

THE EXTRAS || Travel Planning Service Add Ons:

In-Trip Support

While Team Salt & Wind is always an email away, some of our clients want constant contact and support while they travel. We can provide this for an extra fee.

Full Time Private Staff

From a private photographer to a chef or a guide to a driver, for an extra fee, we can help arrange to have someone with you to make sure your trip goes smoothly.

Private Event Coordination

Be it a surprise party, a coordinated proposal, or even a Papal visit, sometimes you want your trip to go above and beyond. We can help coordinate that for an extra fee.

Where We Plan Travel

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Regional Specialists. Local Expertise. Deep 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. The specific areas we are highly knowledgeable include:

  • Spain: Basque Country, Madrid, Seville, Barcelona

  • France: Paris, Lyon, Rhone Valley, Languedoc, Côte D’Azur

  • Italy: Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Amalfi Coast

  • Mexico: Los Cabos, Mexican Wine Country, Tijuana, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Guadalajara

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.