Aida's Adventures

These are the travel itineraries and adventures of our Editor-In-Chief, Aida Mollenkamp, as she crosses the globe.
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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8 Tips For How To Do Sunrise at Haleakala National Park | http://saltandwind.com

8 Tips For How To Do Sunrise at Haleakala National Park

Here are 10 tips to make the most of sunrise at Maui's Haleakala National Park.

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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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The Best Bites In Israel: What To Eat In Israel (And Where To Eat It) | http://saltandwind.com

The Best Bites In Israel: What To Eat In Israel (And Where To Eat It)

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.

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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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Santa Ynez Valley: Central California's Wine Country Style | http://saltandwind.com

Santa Ynez Valley: Central California's Wine Country Style

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.

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The 10 Ways Zurich Won Me Over | http://saltandwind.com

The 10 Ways Zurich Won Me Over

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.

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Italy Itinerary: What To Do On A Weekend In Forte Dei Marmi | http://saltandwind.com

Italy Itinerary: What To Do On A Weekend In Forte Dei Marmi

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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Weekend Itinerary: Girls Trip To Honolulu | http://saltandwind.com

Weekend Itinerary: Girls Trip To Honolulu

Why we should all add a long weekend in Honolulu to our travel bucket list ASAP! Here is how to do a long weekender and girls' trip to Oahu!

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Making The Most of 24 Hours in Paris | http://saltandwind.com

Making The Most of 24 Hours in Paris

When does a layover become a good thing? When it means I get 24 in one of the most fabulous places: Paris!

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California Road Trip: California Highway 1 Los Angeles To Big Sur | http://saltandwind.com

California Road Trip: California Highway 1 Los Angeles To Big Sur

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. 

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Italy Itinerary: What To Do and Where To Eat In Verona | http://saltandwind.com

Italy Itinerary: What To Do and Where To Eat In Verona

Top of my travel bucket list was seeing my namesake opera in the famous Verona amphitheater. Here is my advice on where to go and what to eat in Verona.

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The Best Places To Eat In Cabo San Lucas | http://saltandwind.com

The Best Places To Eat In Cabo San Lucas

Yes, it's a super touristy place but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot to love about Cabo San Lucas. Here are some of my favorite places to lounge, drink, and dine in Los Cabos.

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Eating Itinerary: Where To Eat Taiwanese Food In Los Angeles | http://saltandwind.com

Eating Itinerary: Where To Eat Taiwanese Food In Los Angeles

Here are my tips for where to go to get the best Taiwanese food in Los Angeles's San Gabriel Valley.

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A Foodie Adventure in Havana, Cuba | http://saltandwind.com

A Foodie Adventure in Havana, Cuba

Ralph Maccio's doppelganger showed me that getting lost in Old Havana is a good thing. 

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