Aida's Adventures

These are the travel itineraries and adventures of our Editor-In-Chief, Aida Mollenkamp, as she crosses the globe.
Forte Dei Marmi Is The Best Beach Town Near Florence To Summer Like A Local | http://saltandwind.com

Forte Dei Marmi Is The Best Beach Town Near Florence To Summer Like A Local

When it comes to beaches, Italy’s got a lot of options, but I feel most at home in the Tuscan beach town of Forte Dei Marmi. This beach town is less than an hour from Florence but feels like another world free of tourists and full of locals. 

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From Avignon to Lyon: A Rhône River Itinerary | http://saltandwind.com

From Avignon to Lyon: A Rhône River Itinerary

My first experience on a river cruise was from Arles to Lyon along the Rhône River and I couldn't have loved it more.

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The Essential Restaurants In Rome's City Center  | http://saltandwind.com

The Essential Restaurants In Rome's City Center

Rome is an enormous city, which means it can be easy to get overwhelmed when you visit. Here are a few of my favorite places in the centro storico.

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Why The Best Way to See Italy Is Our Salt & Wind Group Trip | http://saltandwind.com

Why The Best Way to See Italy Is Our Salt & Wind Group Trip

Did you miss out on our first-ever Salt & Wind Italy trip? Get a peek with these swoony photos from the trip that covered Lombardy, Italy from Milan to Franciacorta. 

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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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Finding Franciacorta: Travel To This Italian Wine Region Now | http://saltandwind.com

Finding Franciacorta: Travel To This Italian Wine Region Now

It's time to travel to Franciacorta! Okay, truth is the Milanese have known about this corner of Lombardy for forever and a day and it is a premiere wine growing region, but it's pretty unknown outside of Italy.

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Road Trip Los Angeles To Austin: 5 Day Itinerary California to Texas | http://saltandwind.com

Road Trip Los Angeles To Austin: 5 Day Itinerary California to Texas

Let’s get one thing straight, shall we? Road trips should be a trip where you spend a lot of time getting from point A to point B and really enjoying it all, you know? To me, road trip perfection was that time I headed out of Los Angeles and took my sweet time to get Austin, as in 6 days amount of time. 

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Untamed Big Island: Escaping The Crowds For Waimea Bay | http://saltandwind.com

Untamed Big Island: Escaping The Crowds For Waimea Bay

Here are my must-visit spots for food, waterfalls, and craft beer on Big Island, Hawaii.

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How To Tapas Crawl In Old Town San Sebastian | http://saltandwind.com

How To Tapas Crawl In Old Town San Sebastian

The culinary scene in Basque Country is totally unique and nowhere is that more evident that in San Sebastian. Here are my must-visit picks for doing a tapas crawl, Basque style.

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That Time I Did 7 Meals In 12 Hours On Saint Martin | http://saltandwind.com

That Time I Did 7 Meals In 12 Hours On Saint Martin

It was like the "Amazing Race," that is, if they did a food-focused episode. We dropped anchor in Saint Martin as the sun rose and were counting the minutes until we could get our first croissant. Saint Martin has a rep as the culinary capital of the Carribbean and we were determined to (taste) test that claim for ourselves. 

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Italy Itinerary: What To Do When You Travel To Positano, Italy | http://saltandwind.com

Italy Itinerary: What To Do When You Travel To Positano, Italy

There’s possibly nowhere that does the beach like Italy. Yes, I’m 100% bias but you can’t visit Italy in the summer without going to the beaches. And,for old-school Italian glam (as in, Mastroianni, Loren, Taylor), it's all about Positano.

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Aida's Itinerary: Maui Off The Beaten Path | http://saltandwind.com

Aida's Itinerary: Maui Off The Beaten Path

Yes, we too love to go to Maui with no plans beyond Mai Tais and beach time. But try to make some time for exploration because there's so much more to see. Here are 10 ways to get to know Maui better:

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