California

Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by our home state of California.
24 Hour Itinerary: San Francisco With Alanna Taylor-Tobin | http://saltandwind.com

24 Hour Itinerary: San Francisco With Alanna Taylor-Tobin

Alanna Taylor-Tobin—the chef, food stylist, and photographer behind the seasonal food blog The Bojon Gourmetinvites us along for one perfect day in San Francisco.

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California Getaways: How To Do A Bay Area Oyster Crawl | http://saltandwind.com

California Getaways: How To Do A Bay Area Oyster Crawl

Close enough for a day trip, but far enough that it feels like an escape, Tomales Bay is a weekend getaway favorite for Bay Area locals. Here our our travel tips for a Bay Area oyster crawl.

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Santa Barbara Tropical Ginger Smoothie | http://saltandwind.com

Santa Barbara Tropical Ginger Smoothie

So, a lot of people think of Southern California and think all we eat are smoothies, juices, and salads. These days there's much more going on in SoCal when it comes to food but, it's true, we'll always go for a good smoothie. One of my favorite places to get a smoothie is at Backyard Bowls where everything is fresh and flavorful but never too sweet. I like the Tropical Ginger Smoothie so much that I decided to make my own version here!

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Spring Break: What Spring Skiing At Squaw Valley Taught Me | http://saltandwind.com

Spring Break: What Spring Skiing At Squaw Valley Taught Me

One of the reasons I can always use more Lake Tahoe in my life? It's the perfect mix of active all day and relaxing all night. This El Nino season, it's been hard to have a bad ski day but, I'm partial to Spring skiing, because, as a native Californian, I like to think we do it right.

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What To Pack For A Bachelorette in Wine Country | http://saltandwind.com

What To Pack For A Bachelorette in Wine Country

It's that time of year where you've likely got a bachelorette or three to go to. We're partial to wine country girls' weekends—here's what to wear to nail wine country chic.

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How To Food Crawl In Downtown Los Angeles | http://saltandwind.com

How To Food Crawl In Downtown Los Angeles

If you visit me in Los Angeles, know that a food crawl of Downtown (aka DTLA) will most surely happen. But in case we can't meet up, here’s a few tips: how to do a food crawl in DTLA with some of the best places right now, including where to go, and what to eat.  

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Sparkling Sage Grapefruit Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Sparkling Sage Grapefruit Cocktail

You’ve probably noticed that we’re big fans of brunch — it’s one of our favorite ways to celebrate the weekend. As such, we’re always searching out new brunch cocktail ideas, preferably something simple, sip-able, yet standout like this Sparkling Sage Grapefruit Cocktail.

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California Getaways: Taking In The Santa Barbara Food Scene | http://saltandwind.com

California Getaways: Taking In The Santa Barbara Food Scene

One of our all-time favorite weekend trips in California? A getaway to Santa Barbara. Here are our picks for where to eat in Santa Barbara.

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LA Guide: My 8 Favorite Hikes In Los Angeles | http://saltandwind.com

LA Guide: My 8 Favorite Hikes In Los Angeles

Here are some of my favorite local Los Angeles hikes. 

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Pomegranate Daiquiri Number 3 Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Pomegranate Daiquiri Number 3 Cocktail

To me, Daiquiris have a time and place to be consumed — namely, warm weather in the Carribbean. But, last month while in Santa Ynez, I had a Fall version of a daiquiri with tart pomegranate seeds, Luxardo maraschino liquor, and lots of great rum, and I realized I've been typecasting Daiquiris sooo unfairly. 

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The 5 Best Coffee Shops In Los Angeles Right Now | http://saltandwind.com

The 5 Best Coffee Shops In Los Angeles Right Now

Here in Los Angeles we're capital "O" obsessed with good coffee from our iced almond lattes to classic cappuccinos. Here are our picks of the 5 best coffee shops in Los Angeles.

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California Itinerary: Head to Healdsburg While It's More Martha Than Wintour | http://saltandwind.com

California Itinerary: Head to Healdsburg While It's More Martha Than Wintour

Healdsburg isn't jokingly known to insiders as "Beverly Healdsburg" for nothing. Equal parts rustic and chic, brimming with fabulous restaurants, biodynamic vineyards, and a town square like Mayberry; it’s not hard to find the appeal. Here are our picks for what to do in Healdsburg:

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