Salt & Wind Travel

The Premier Boutique Travel Company For Food Lovers

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Group TraveL And Food Tours In California, Hawaii, Italy, Mexico, and SpaiN

Travel For Food Lovers

Custom Food Tours. Hands-On Cooking Classes. Wine & Cocktail Tastings. 

Salt & Wind Travel was created by food and travel expert, Food Network personality, and chef, Aida Mollenkamp. Aida believes you don't know a place until you've broken bread there so she created Salt & Wind Travel to help food lovers taste the world.

Salt & Wind is the premier boutique travel company for food lovers seeking unique food travel experiences. We host group trips, arrange private travel, and create custom travel itineraries in the places Aida loves to eat and travel: California, France, Hawaii, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. 

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Salt & Wind Travel Italy Food Photo by Christine Davis

curateD travel itineraries TO CALIFORNIA, FRANCE, ITALY, MEXICO, AND SPAIN

By Food Lovers

Food and Travel Experts. Local Expertise. Trusted Recommendations.

Team Salt & Wind Travel is a group of professionals with expertise in all things food – from media to hospitality. We have lived or worked in every destination we travel, so we have trustworthy advice and insider access to the top makers, locals, and experts.

Salt & Wind started as an editorial site and we curate our travel experiences like editors would: through storytelling. Our guests say that our travel experiences and group trips are like a hybrid of a travel documentary, an insane food tour, and a really good party!

Each destination — from Mexico to Italy — is meticulously researched, each travel partner handpicked, and each activity personally planned, all in the name of introducing you to the locals, the foods, and the sights that make these regions deliciously unique. 

PERSONALIZED FOOD TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

Salt & Wind Travel Services

 
Salt & Wind Group Trips: Baja California

Boutique Group Travel

Join us one of our boutique group travel experiences while we travel with fellow food lovers and dig into our favorite food destinations.

We’re currently booking 2019 boutique group trips to Lombardy, Italy; Piedmont, Italy; Tuscany, Italy; Mexico City, Mexico; and Guadalajara, Mexico. See below for dates!

Salt & Wind Private Group Travel

Private Group Travel

Family reunion, bachelorette, girls trip, 40th birthday! Gather your favorites for a ready-to-book Private Trip that features all the perks of a Salt & Wind boutique group trip — from a private photographer to a host and one-of-a-kind activities.

Pick from the dates below or, if your preferred date is not listed, contact us and we'll create a trip just for you. 

Salt & Wind Travel Trip Planning Services

Custom Travel Planning

Have a dream food trip in mind? We’re here to make it happen! From a honeymoon for two to a family reunion, we’ve helped all sorts of food lovers travel their way.

We'll help with as much or little as you’d like from itinerary planning to trip bookings. Contact us to have a Salt & Wind Concierge maker your travel dreams a reality.

Where We Love To Travel

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LOMBARDY, ITALY
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MILAN, THE LAKES,

&

FRANCIACORTA WINE COUNTRY

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PIEDMONT, ITALY
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TURIN, ASTI, & ALBA

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GUADALAJARA & TEQUILA

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

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TUSCANY, ITALY
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FLORENCE, VAL D’ORCIA, &


WINE COUNTRY

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EMILIA-ROMAGNA, ITALY
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BOLOGNA, MODENA, & PARMA

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MEXICO CITY

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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

Salt & Wind Group Travel Guest Testimonials

Hear what our guests have to say about the Salt & Wind boutique group travel experience:

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, prepared, and accommodating. I'd recommend this group travel experience to anyone looking to travel 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 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.

FOOD TOURS & GROUP TRIPS TO ITALY & MEXICO

2019 Upcoming Group Travel Dates

 
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MEXICO
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BAJA CALIFORNIA:
TIJUANA, ENSENADA, & MEXICAN WINE COUNTRY

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ITALY
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EMILIA-ROMAGNA: BOLOGNA, MODENA, & PARMA

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

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MEXICO
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BAJA CALIFORNIA: TIJUANA, ENSENADA, &

MEXICAN WINE COUNTRY

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BORDER FREE TRAVELS
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MEXICO
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GUADALAJARA + TEQUILA

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

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ITALY
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PIEDMONT: TURIN, ASTI, & ALBA

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BORDER FREE TRAVELS
x SALT & WIND
PRESENT

MEXICO
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MEXICO CITY

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BORDER FREE TRAVELS
x SALT & WIND
PRESENT

MEXICO
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MEXICO CITY

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

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

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BORDER FREE TRAVELS
x SALT & WIND
PRESENT

MEXICO
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GUADALAJARA + TEQUILA


Why Travel With
Salt & Wind?

Being a boutique travel company means we’re the small guys and we take all our pride in that! We’re small enough to keep the travel experience intimate. Also, our smaller group sizes mean we can be flexible with our itineraries and add or take away activities based on the group’s desires.

But the fact we concentrate on specific regions? Well that means we know our partners and the areas really well so we can negotiate great rates and we can show you the local’s look into it all. Read more about what make the Salt & Wind way of travel so unique!