Taste The World.
SALT & WIND TRAVEL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A max of 13 guests means you'll never be alone yet never feel like you're actually on a group trip.
Each itinerary mixes exclusive and laidback experiences so you see all sides of each destination.
Exclusive ressies, private events, a group photog, and a concierge? Yup, you'll be rolling in style.
We partner with regional guides and experts who share their local knowledge in every place we visit.
We only travel to places we know inside and out, having lived or worked in each and every place.
Discover a new destination or rediscover an old favorite through unique, curated experiences.
We've done all the research, scheduling, and planning, so you won't have to worry one moment.
We’ve got a few tricks (and special gifts) up our sleeve that you'll only see when you join us on the trip!
Here's what our guests have to say about traveling with Salt & Wind:
"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.
"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.
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?)
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