Salt & Wind Travel Team


Our Team

Founded by food and travel expert, Aida Mollenkamp in 2015, the company is owned by Aida and filmmaker and travel expert, Kristen Kellogg. 

Team Salt & Wind Travel has expertise in all things food and travel – from media to hospitality. We have lived or worked in every destination where we travel, so we have insider access to the top makers, locals, and experts.



Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a food and travel expert, author, Food Network personality and Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Salt & Wind. She has a made her career in food travel media and hospitality and has crisscrossed the globe to search out the best food destinations.

Aida studied at the Cornell Hotel School and Le Cordon Bleu Paris cooking school before joining CHOW Magazine where she worked as Food Editor. Aida then moved to television and hosted the Food Network show, Ask Aida, FoodCrafters on the Cooking Channel, In The Pantry on Yahoo!, and the TasteMade series, Off Menu. Her cookbook, Keys To The Kitchen, is a go-to for home cooks who want to become more adventurous cooks. 

Aida believes you don't know a place until you've broken bread there and is on a mission to help food travelers taste the world. She speaks four languages, has lived abroad in France and Italy, and along with Kristen personally researches every boutique group trip for Salt & Wind Travel.

Find Aida on social at Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest  

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Kristen Kellogg

Exploring rugged to refined, filmmaker, digital storyteller, and travel expert Kristen Kellogg has designed her life for life on the road.

Kristen holds a degree in Communication Studies with a focus in Marketing and Public Relations from San Jose State University. She founded the content creation agency, Border Free Travels, to craft engaging travel and lifestyle stories and brand campaigns through film, photography, and innovative media. She not only creates content but provides consulting to brands and destinations for digital marketing, social media, and modern campaign concepts that will best reach and engage their desired audience.

Kristen recently produced work for the Travel Channel and Thailand Tourism, and her work has been featured in a variety of outlets such as Yahoo, Daily Mail, AFAR, MSN, and Microsoft among others. Kristen is a Brand Ambassador for Coola Suncare, is from Southern Illinois, has an obsession with cheese, loves talking to strangers (in person and on Instagram), and feels most at home when she’s not.

A Mexico City resident, when she’s not on the road, she finds inspiration by exploring her own backyard.

Find Kristen on social at Instagram 


Trips Coordinator & Concierge

Jackie Bryant

Jackie is a food and travel writer who can often be found in some phase of entering or exiting Mexico. She lives in San Diego and is using her Mexico and Spain expertise to help design Salt & Wind Mexico trips. 



Christine Davis

Before we ever met Christine IRL, we were fans of her photography. She is a native New Yorker now living in Milan and does an amazing job snapping the city, which is why we asked her to join our Italy trips.

Our Partners

Here at Salt & Wind we work with like-minded brands on everything from events to giveaways to sponsored content and collaborations to strategic partnerships.

To work with us on creative content, visit our content creation agency, Border Free Travels. For other inquiries, PR, or marketing inquiries related to trips, please write us at