California

Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by our home state of California.
24 Hour Itinerary: Long Beach, California with Beth Manos Brickey | http://saltandwind.com

24 Hour Itinerary: Long Beach, California with Beth Manos Brickey

Beth Manos Brickey, the talent (recipes, photography, design!) behind Tasty Yummies — her gluten-free, real food website — takes us around her much-loved, new-ish hometown, Long Beach, California.

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LA Guide: Picasso And Rivera at LACMA | http://saltandwind.com

LA Guide: Picasso And Rivera at LACMA

What I learned on my last visit to Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA): Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera had a tumultuous relationship that would today be summed up as, “it’s complicated.” 

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Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito | http://saltandwind.com

Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito

It's getting pretty ridiculous: I'm way too frequent a flyer at the coffee shop near my house. And, no, it's not for the coffee. I mean, the coffee is totally fine but it's all about the Breakfast Burrito for me. I never knew I could like a Breakfast Burrito sooo much until I tried the Smoky Brekfast Burrito at Cofax Coffee. 

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15 Places To Eat In LA That Will Take You Abroad In A Bite | http://saltandwind.com

15 Places To Eat In LA That Will Take You Abroad In A Bite

How we solve a major craving to travel abroad? By visiting these 15 Los Angeles restaurants that make us feel like we're abroad, even when we're just blocks from home. 

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California Getaways: The Best California Weekend Trips  | http://saltandwind.com

California Getaways: The Best California Weekend Trips

Sharing some of our favorite weekend roat trips and ways to roam across California from north to south. 

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Destination Design: 5 Design-Focused Cities Worth A Road Trip | http://saltandwind.com

Destination Design: 5 Design-Focused Cities Worth A Road Trip

Who doesn't like to do a little shopping while on the road?! Over the past couple of years our souvenirs have looked less like tourist tchotchkes and more like shopping bags filled with home decor treasures from local shops. Small independently owned business are popping up more and more these days and we’ve picked out a few of favorites from a handful of getaway destination around the country.

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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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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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Why We Always And Forever Love Spring Skiing In California | http://saltandwind.com

Why We Always And Forever Love Spring Skiing In California

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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