Taste The World.

SALT & WIND TRAVEL

 

 

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A DIFFERENT WAY TO TRAVEL

Taste The World

Curated itineraries. Boutique group travel. Private experiences. Accessible luxury.

Salt & Wind Travel is for food-focused travelers who want to taste the world. We're a boutique travel company created by the team behind the food-travel lifestyle site, Salt & Wind. We curate small group trips and provide travel planning services to help you travel better.

Travel planning can be a huge time suck and you're never totally sure you've got the best itinerary — we take care of every last detail so you can just show up and have fun.

Salt & Wind Travel Photo by Joanne Pio
Salt & Wind Travel Italy Food Photo by Christine Davis

We have The Inside Track

Why Us?

 

 

Food-Travel Experts. Local Knowledge. Professional Yet Relaxed.

Thanks to our experience in all things culinary – from journalism to hospitality – we have deep connections everywhere we travel. We have insider access to the top creators, makers, and experts in our favorite food destinations.

We're food and travel experts with a knack for storytelling and our curated itineraries reflect that. Each excursion and travel partner is hand picked, all in the name of introducing you to the creatives who make their cities tick.

WHEN WE'RE TRAVELING NEXT

SAVE THE DATES!!

All 2018 trips will begin going on sale as of mid November 2017.

Email us at travel@saltandwind.com  to reserve your spot for a specific trip! 


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LOS ANGELES,

CALIFORNIA

 

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HONOLULU

& NORTH SHORE OAHU, 

 

HAWAII

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MILAN, LAKE COMO,

& FRANCIACORTA,

ITALY

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MILAN, LAKE COMO,

&  FRANCIACORTA,

ITALY

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LOS ANGELES,

CALIFORNIA

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TIJUANA, ENSENADA,

& VALLE DE GUADALUPE, MEXICO

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MILAN, LAKE COMO,

& FRANCIACORTA,

ITALY

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HONOLULU

& NORTH SHORE OAHU,

HAWAII

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SAN DIEGO,

CALIFORNIA

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TODOS SANTOS

&  LOS CABOS,

MEXICO

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VERONA, LAKE GARDA,

& TRENTO,

ITALY

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TIJUANA, ENSENADA,

& VALLE DE GUADALUPE,

MEXICO

 

 

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SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

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BARCELONA

& COSTA BRAVA,

SPAIN

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BARCELONA

& COSTA BRAVA,

SPAIN

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TODOS SANTOS

& LOS CABOS,

MEXICO

 


feeding food lovers curiosity

Travel Services

 
Salt & Wind Group Trips: Baja California

Salt & Wind Group Trips

Taco tour in Tijuana? Vermouth tasting in Spain? Cooking class in Italy? Join our boutique group trips to meet fellow food lovers and discover a new side to our favorite food destinations.

Salt & Wind Private Group Trips

Private Group Trips

Couples trip, family get-together, bachelorette, girls getaway...if you already have your crew, but don't want to deal with the hassle of planning, we can help.

Salt & Wind Travel Trip Planning Services Photo by Ian Schneider

Trip Planning

Need advice on where to eat in San Diego or whether it's worth it to road trip to Rioja? We'll handle everything from travel advice and itinerary planning to trip bookings to make it all that much easier.

OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO GO ON GROUP TRAVEL

Where We Travel

 
Salt & Wind Travel: Trips To Baja California, Mexico

 MEXICO
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TIJUANA, ENSENADA,

& VALLE DE GUADALUPE WINE REGION

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ITALY
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MILAN, THE LAKES,

&

FRANCIACORTA WINE COUNTRY

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SPAIN
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BARCELONA

& COSTA BRAVA

Salt & Wind Travel: Los Angeles, California

CALIFORNIA

 

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LOS ANGELES

Salt & Wind Travel: Trips To Santa Barbara, California

CALIFORNIA
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SANTA BARBARA

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MEXICO
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TODOS SANTOS

& LOS CABOS

Salt & Wind Travel: Northern Italy

ITALY

 

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VERONA, LAKE GARDA, TRENTO,

& VALPOLICELLA WINE COUNTRY

 

Salt & Wind Travel: Trips To Oahu, Hawaii

HAWAII
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HONOLULU &

NORTH SHORE OAHU

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CALIFORNIA
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SAN DIEGO

A DIFFERENT WAY TO TRAVEL

The Salt & Wind Way

 

SMALL GROUPS

A max of 13 guests means you'll never be alone yet never feel like you're actually on a group trip.


A BIT OF EVERYTHING

Each itinerary mixes exclusive and laidback experiences so you see all sides of each destination.



INSIDER ACCESS

Exclusive ressies, private events, a group photog, and a concierge? Yup, you'll be rolling in style.


REGIONAL EXPERTS

We partner with regional guides and experts who share their local knowledge in every place we visit.



LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

We only travel to places we know inside and out, having lived or worked in each and every place.


TRAVEL DEEPERS

Discover a new destination or rediscover an old favorite through unique, curated experiences.



hassle-FREE TRAVEL

We've done all the research, scheduling, and planning, so you won't have to worry one moment.


A FEW SURPRISES

We’ve got a few tricks (and special gifts) up our sleeve that you'll only see when you join us on the trip!


 
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Testimonials

Here's what our guests have to say about traveling with Salt & Wind:

Sophie E. Baja California Mexico
"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, well prepared, and accommodating. I'd recommend this trip to anyone looking for an adventure off the beaten path." - Sophie E.
"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.
Trina A Baja California Mexico
"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. I know every detail will be taken care of and I can just pack, show up and have an amazing and memorable experience." - Trina A. 
Salt & Wind Travel Baja California Mexico Trips

All In The Details

Your Trip Includes...

Here's what's included in your trip fare:

  • A group photographer so you can enjoy the moment

  • Hands-on cooking class with our founder, Aida Mollenkamp (on select trips)

  • Food tours conducted by regional food experts 

  • Market tours, shopping, art gallery visits, and pop-ups with local creatives

  • Complimentary morning yoga classes, biking, or walks

  • A group concierge to help you plan any extra excursions

  • A minimum of 10 edited group photos daily 

  • Group transportation to/from all events listed on the itinerary

  • Boutique hotel accommodations with complimentary wifi

  • Meals listed in the itinerary (plus one alcoholic drink at each lunch and dinner)

  • Tips for all meals, hotels, drivers, and activity guides

  • Wifi hotspots at all times

  • A few gifts from some of our favorite travel brands

  • Access to the S&W Travel alumni network for exclusive discounts and events

  • A couple surprises! (You didn’t think we’d tell you every last detail, did you?)

Here's what's not included in your trip fare:

  • Any incidental expenses (shopping, room service, extra drinks, etc)

  • Tips for photographer and trip hosts

  • Required travel insurance

  • Any extra excursions or events you plan with our concierge

  • Ground or air transportation from your home to/from the destination 

  • Alcohol beyond 1 drink at both lunch and dinner

  • Any room service or minibar charges