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Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by our home state of California.
Wine Tasting In San Diego: 5 Urban Wineries to Try Now | http://saltandwind.com

Wine Tasting In San Diego: 5 Urban Wineries to Try Now

San Diego has a growing urban winery scene -- here are 5 tasting rooms to visit right now.

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Beaches, Boutiques, & Cute Cafes: Our Guide to North County San Diego | http://saltandwind.com

Beaches, Boutiques, & Cute Cafes: Our Guide to North County San Diego

You may have heard that San Diego’s downtown is undergoing a culinary and cultural renaissance, but the beach towns north of the city are well worth a visit, all on their own.Here’s our guide to North County San Diego, heavy on the beach vibes and low on the hustle and bustle:

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Where To Find The Best Fish Tacos in San Diego | http://saltandwind.com

Where To Find The Best Fish Tacos in San Diego

San Diego is known for it’s incredibly delicious Mexican food: particularly, the Fish Taco. Here are our recommendations for where to find the best fish taco in San Diego. 

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California Getaways: Weekend Road Trips In SoCal | http://saltandwind.com

California Getaways: Weekend Road Trips In SoCal

With winter in full swing, Southern California remains one of the best (literal) hot spots. We’re taking a closer look at some of our favorite weekend getaways right in our own backyard.

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Essential Los Angeles Gift Guide | http://saltandwind.com

Essential Los Angeles Gift Guide

There’s no place like home for the holidays, which in our case is the city of Angels. This year we’re taking a page from our own backyard and giving you the 411 on what to give that’s quintessentially Los Angeles.

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California Travel Guide: Where To Eat, Stay, and Shop In Santa Barbara | http://saltandwind.com

California Travel Guide: Where To Eat, Stay, and Shop In Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is classic California at its best but just because a lot of people visit doesn't mean it's all worth seeing. Here are Team Salt & Wind's favorite corners of the city from shops to eats to where to stay. 

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Santa Maria Barbecue-Inspired Chili Rub | http://saltandwind.com

Santa Maria Barbecue-Inspired Chili Rub

A bit smoky, a touch spicy, and a ton flavorful, this is a simple barbecue chili rub that is inspired by our California BBQ and that's our go-to spice blend for everything from chicken to tofu to pork chops!

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Where To Say Yes Way Rosé Before Summer Ends | http://saltandwind.com

Where To Say Yes Way Rosé Before Summer Ends

These are the places we dream of drinking rosé: some are alfresco, others chic, and some laidback but all are the kind of place you could sit back, sip rosé, and wish summer would never end.

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American Craftsmanship: 5 U.S. Makers We're Crushing On | http://saltandwind.com

American Craftsmanship: 5 U.S. Makers We're Crushing On

Lately, it seems more than ever, we can hardly keep track of all the amazing creative businesses around the country who are producing specialty design items for the home. So we did some research and we’ve pulled together 5 businesses we’re currently crushing on based right here in the good ‘ol US of A who have flung hearts into our eyes and hefty orders into our mailboxes.

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24 Hour Itinerary: Echo Park with Valerie Gordon | http://saltandwind.com

24 Hour Itinerary: Echo Park with Valerie Gordon

Award-winning chocolatier, acclaimed cookbok author, and all-around pastry queen, Valerie Gordon, shows us around the Los Angeles neighborhood where she spends most of her days: Echo Park.

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The Best Places To Eat Like A Local In Los Angeles | http://saltandwind.com

The Best Places To Eat Like A Local In Los Angeles

For a long time, Los Angeles had the reputation of being more of a dieter’s town than a food-lover’s haven. A place where diners were more concerned about celebrity sightings than James Beard Awards and the word Michelin only referred to tires. Here is where to eat now to appreciate Los Angeles in its fullest.

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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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