California

Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by our home state of California.
San Diego, California: Little Italy Neighborhood Guide | http://saltandwind.com

San Diego, California: Little Italy Neighborhood Guide

San Diego is one of our favorite places for a weekend away and the North Little Italy (aka NoLI) neighborhood is where we always spend a few hours to shop, sip, and eat.

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California Has Its Own BBQ Style And It's Legit | http://saltandwind.com

California Has Its Own BBQ Style And It's Legit

My favorite factoid of Califorinia culinary culture? That we have a native BBQ style and it's so worth exploring! Here is everything you need to know to appreciate Santa Maria barbecue when you visit California.

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Escarole, Charred Mandarins, Toasted Almond Salad with Rosemary Balsamic Vinaigrette | http://saltandwind.com

Escarole, Charred Mandarins, Toasted Almond Salad with Rosemary Balsamic Vinaigrette

When people tell us they don't believe in winter salads, we tell them to check out this recipe. Made with under-appreciated escarole, an abundance of citurs, and a eat-it-off-the-spoon good citrus honey rosemary dressing, this will change your opinion on eating salads when it's snowing outside!

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Wine Tasting In San Diego: 5 Urban Wineries to Try Now | http://saltandwind.com

Wine Tasting In San Diego: 5 Urban Wineries to Try Now

San Diego has a growing urban winery scene -- here are 5 tasting rooms to visit right now.

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Where To Find The Best Fish Tacos In San Diego | http://saltandwind.com

Where To Find The Best Fish Tacos In San Diego

San Diego is known for it’s incredibly delicious Mexican food: particularly, the Fish Taco. Here are our recommendations for where to find the best fish taco in San Diego. 

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California Getaways: Weekend Road Trips In SoCal | http://saltandwind.com

California Getaways: Weekend Road Trips In SoCal

With winter in full swing, Southern California remains one of the best (literal) hot spots. We’re taking a closer look at some of our favorite weekend getaways right in our own backyard.

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Essential Los Angeles Gift Guide | http://saltandwind.com

Essential Los Angeles Gift Guide

There’s no place like home for the holidays, which in our case is the city of Angels. This year we’re taking a page from our own backyard and giving you the 411 on what to give that’s quintessentially Los Angeles.

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California Travel Guide: Where To Eat, Stay, and Shop In Santa Barbara | http://saltandwind.com

California Travel Guide: Where To Eat, Stay, and Shop In Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is classic California at its best but just because a lot of people visit doesn't mean it's all worth seeing. Here are Team Salt & Wind's favorite corners of the city from shops to eats to where to stay. 

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Santa Maria Barbecue-Inspired Chili Rub | http://saltandwind.com

Santa Maria Barbecue-Inspired Chili Rub

A bit smoky, a touch spicy, and a ton flavorful, this is a simple barbecue chili rub that is inspired by our California BBQ and that's our go-to spice blend for everything from chicken to tofu to pork chops!

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American Craftsmanship: 5 U.S. Makers We're Crushing On | http://saltandwind.com

American Craftsmanship: 5 U.S. Makers We're Crushing On

Lately, it seems more than ever, we can hardly keep track of all the amazing creative businesses around the country who are producing specialty design items for the home. So we did some research and we’ve pulled together 5 businesses we’re currently crushing on based right here in the good ‘ol US of A who have flung hearts into our eyes and hefty orders into our mailboxes.

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24 Hour Itinerary: Echo Park with Valerie Gordon | http://saltandwind.com

24 Hour Itinerary: Echo Park with Valerie Gordon

Award-winning chocolatier, acclaimed cookbok author, and all-around pastry queen, Valerie Gordon, shows us around the Los Angeles neighborhood where she spends most of her days: Echo Park.

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The Best Places To Eat Like A Local In Los Angeles | http://saltandwind.com

The Best Places To Eat Like A Local In Los Angeles

For a long time, Los Angeles had the reputation of being more of a dieter’s town than a food-lover’s haven. A place where diners were more concerned about celebrity sightings than James Beard Awards and the word Michelin only referred to tires. Here is where to eat now to appreciate Los Angeles in its fullest.

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