How To Plan Your Next Vacay? With Help From Our Concierge Desk!

If you’re reading this, odds are, you’re a food and travel lover. The kind of person who dreams about dining on a Chef’s Table-worthy pasta against a jaw-dropping view.

Someone whose idea of vacation is one that includes exploring the world in pursuit of eating food, meeting creatives, and making memories that go way beyond an Insta story. 


You may know that Salt & Wind has been dishing out expert tips on food and travel since 2014. You might even know that our founder Aida Mollenkamp has been doing the same for over a decade from her work as a Food Network personality, a cookbook author, and an avid food and travel lover. 

But did you know we have a team of trip planners and concierges who curate boutique food travel adventures to Italy, Mexico, Spain, Hawaii, and France? Or that we host cooking classes, dinners, and other food-focused events right here in Southern California?


Bottom line is that Salt & Wind has everything you need to discover the most delicious corners of the world. Yes, there are tons of guides and travel tips but we go way beyond that to actually help you plan your trips. Each member of Team Salt & Wind specializes in an area where we travel (California, Hawaii, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain) and, thanks to our team's endless travels, we’re in with the locals from boutique hoteliers and taco truck owners to gallery owners and award-winning mixologists.

As of 2017, we figured, why not share all of this with you the best way we know how: experiencing it together! You can, of course, join one of our boutique group travel vacays with our team and lots of like-minded peeps.

But if the timing just doesn’t work with your schedule? Well, you can hit up our concierge desk to tap into our expertise.


Tbh, travel can be stressful, but it never should be! That’s where our expert trip planners come to the rescue. Our team is passionate about making your vacation seamless and 100% stress-free. We can assist you with will all your trip planning -- be it the research, scheduling, or planning — so you can just show up and enjoy the adventure.

If you’ve got the majority of your trip figured out but are having a hard time booking a few exclusive event tickets or hard-to-snag reservations, well, we can help there too!


Oh, and a major bonus?  All that networking we’ve done over the years translates to hefty discount on hotels, restaurants, and events that we pass on to you. That means you actually save money when you work with us!

Our team of trip planners has helped guests plan all sorts of getaways from honeymoons and anniversary trips to family reunions and girls weekends, and we’d love to help you plan your next trip.

If you’ve got that itch to travel or a dream destination in mind but no clue where to begin, say hi at or fill out this quick survey and we'll get right back to you!  

Upcoming Salt & Wind Group Trips

Did you know we lead boutique food and wine tours for food lovers? Come join our next Salt & Wind trip!

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P.P.S. Hitting the road soon? Show us how you travel in good taste by sharing your adventures on Instagram with the #swsociety hashtag!