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.
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.
What drew me to the food in Israel is it felt so familiar and yet different. Maybe because, similar to here in Los Angeles, there are flavors, ingredients, techniques, and recipes from a ton of different cultures. So, while you can find regional classics, you see chefs using the local influences to make something creative and unique.
I'm pretty sure I got separated from Santa Barbara at birth. It has everything I've always loved about my home state of California: laidback beach style, an active lifestyle, a love for the outdoors, quality people, and very manageable weather. And, after having live in both SF and LA, I can say it's a perfect mix of north and south: laidback enough that nothing's ever too serious but with a dash of European sophistication that you might not expect to find in Central California.
Can we all agree on something? We travel for food first and foremost. Sure, the sites, resorts, beaches, and people are just as amazing but, if you’re like me, you travel to taste a place. I mean, that’s why you’re here on Salt & Wind, right? Because, like us, you’re always in search of the best meal a place has to offer and how to recreate it back home.
Switzerland is as sweet as its chocolate—a total charmer. Crisscrossing the country, from the ice blue lakes and jagged mountains to cows everywhere, the place can seem Photoshopped. What I didn’t know? Zurich is equally amazing.
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.
One of my all-time favorite road trips here in California? Taking a long weekend to drive up Highway 1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Here's my advice for how to do it, where to go, and what to eat.