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What Our Guests Think

Hear what our clients have to say about traveling with Salt & Wind…

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"Salt & Wind curated a thorough, thoughtful, unique itinerary with no detail overlooked. From meeting local artists to tasting street food, I left with a newfound respect for this region of Mexico. Team Salt & Wind is knowledgeable, prepared, and accommodating. I'd recommend this group travel experience to anyone looking to travel off the beaten path."

- Sophie E.

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“We booked one of Salt & Wind’s first trips down to Mexico and had a blast. The trip exceeded our expectations and was the perfect mix of big city and small towns that we never would have known about or been able to discover on our own. 

The staff had clearly done their homework on the areas we visited and took us to several local finds. They were
super knowledgeable about the history of everywhere we went as well as up and coming trends in the area. The planning and logistics were also well thought out. Highly recommended!”

- Chris L.



“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.



“Salt & Wind planned our honeymoon to Barcelona and Northern Italy (Piedmont, Bologna & Milan). From hotels to restaurants to activities, everything was well thought out and fit right in with how we like to travel.

We had just enough events planned that it didn't feel like we had to rush around to fit everything in. Aida and the team were super responsive and professional. We will definitely be booking another trip through Salt & Wind!”

-Paul D.



"Salt & Wind exceeded my every expectation by offering insider's access to Baja California. I have been a strict vegetarian for almost 30 years and I can truly say that, for the first time ever, I didn't need to open one protein bar. The staff went out of their way to ensure I was included, full, and happy at every meal.

In addition to the food, we explored local craft beer, markets, vineyards, boutiques, and even an art gallery where I scored a piece from an emerging local artist! I was so impressed with this Salt & Wind trip; I can't wait to book my next group travel experience. I know every detail will be taken care of so I can just pack, show up and have an amazing experience."

- Trina A.



“Went on a Salt & Wind group trip to Mexican wine country and had so much fun. My husband and I are big wine people but had never been to the Valle. We read about it in Sunset mag and didn't really want to go through the hassle of planning a trip there ourselves so looked into going with a group. We're not really big group travelers so it was a bit of gamble for us but we found the group to be intimate enough that we didn't feel like we were some touristy group running around.

Frankly, we thought that the fact they had three team members (a photographer, a concierge, and the host) would be a bit too much for us but it was really nice.
It felt more like we were hanging with our friends than being lead around by a tour guide.

- Michele A.



“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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"As a Californian I've been to Mexico countless times, but never stopped in Tijuana or wine country and probably never would have had I not joined Salt & Wind. They opened my eyes to the incredible food and wine just across the border. I'm grateful to Team Salt & Wind for showing me more of Mexico. I'll be back with friends!!"

- Nicole C.


"Traveling to Mexico with Salt and Wind was amazing. They introduced us to sites and tastes just south of San Diego that not many visitors get to see. The taco and beer crawl through Tijuana was my fave but, honestly, the entire trip was incredible. A++!"

- Taber G.



“We've traveled to Italy a ton (have even to the very places on this trip) so we weren't sure how different this would be from our previous trips. Turns out it was a total surprise because the trip showed us parts that we didn't even really pay attention to before.

Our favorite part was that the trip just felt so turnkey. We just showed up and were able to just enjoy instead of thinking about every detail. Normally, we're the friends in our group who do all the planning from the reservations to driving directions so it was refreshing to take a break from that. The way Jackie and Aida arranged everything felt really well paced. We had a good amount of free time, no morning started too early, and every day felt packed without being overwhelming. 

Traveling to these places with Salt & Wind made us feel like we got a crash course.
We now feel like we could go back to the area and would know where to go, what to do, and what to explore. Plus the Salt & Wind team introduced us to many locals so we got a peek into their everyday lives and some of their insider knowledge.“

- Marianne L.



"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.