Destinations

Travel resources, tips, and guides to our favorite food places to travel including California, Hawaii, Italy, Mexico, and Spain.
Classic Negroni Sbagliato | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Negroni Sbagliato

Cocktail folklore has it that this drink, the Negroni Sbagliato, is a mistake or messed up (aka sbagliato) take on the classic cocktail the Negroni. It's said that a bartender at Milan's Bar Bass created the Negroni Sbagliato when he used brut sparkling wine instead of gin. 

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Santa Barbara Tropical Ginger Smoothie | http://saltandwind.com

Santa Barbara Tropical Ginger Smoothie

So, a lot of people think of Southern California and think all we eat are smoothies, juices, and salads. These days there's much more going on in SoCal when it comes to food but, it's true, we'll always go for a good smoothie. One of my favorite places to get a smoothie is at Backyard Bowls where everything is fresh and flavorful but never too sweet. I like the Tropical Ginger Smoothie so much that I decided to make my own version here!

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What To Stay, Eat, Drink, and Shop In Rome | http://saltandwind.com

What To Stay, Eat, Drink, and Shop In Rome

Rome's a huge city so it's easy to get overwhelmed. Here are Team Salt & Wind's favorite corners of the city's historic center from shops to eats to where to stay. 

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Spicy Ahi Poke Tostadas | http://saltandwind.com

Spicy Ahi Poke Tostadas

If you've spent anytime in Hawaii, then you know what the deal is – you get there and it's all about the poke. I mean, sure, I love the boiled peanuts and a bowl of Saimin and a great malasada (or ten) is a must, but it's the unofficial mission of our each and every trip to find the best poke of the moment of whichever island I'm on. It should be said that poke has become so popular in the last year that there's every version under the sun. I like to make super classic shoyu poke but put it on a slaw and a tostada for a bit of crunch and freshness. 

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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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Guava Mezcal Mule Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Guava Mezcal Mule Cocktail

There's a liquor store in Baja California that might just have the best Mexican liquor selection I've ever seen. I'd tell you where it is but I've been sworn to secrecy by the friend who first showed me the place. What I can tell you is I make sure to buy my 1L worth of alcohol and I bring back a...

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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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What To Eat In Romagna: The Italian Food Region You Need To Know Now | http://saltandwind.com

What To Eat In Romagna: The Italian Food Region You Need To Know Now

When it comes to the Italian region of Emilia-Romanga, Emilia is way better known, which is a shame because Romagna has a culinary culture all its own that's well worth exploring. Here are 10 classic foods from Romagna that you may not know but should seek out next time you're in Italy.

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 Where To Stay, Eat, and Drink In Palm Springs | http://saltandwind.com

Where To Stay, Eat, and Drink In Palm Springs

Palm Spring is our first pick for a weekend away here in Southern Califonia. Here are Team Salt & Wind's favorites in Palm Springs right now from where to eat to what to do.

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Tokyo, Japan: Where To Go In The Daikanyama Neighborhood | http://saltandwind.com

Tokyo, Japan: Where To Go In The Daikanyama Neighborhood

If NYC’s Brooklyn and LA’s Melrose Avenue had a baby, I’m pretty confident their offspring would be the trendy neighborhood of Daikanyama. Daikanyama is where you’ll find the stylish locals partaking in retail therapy at small boutiques, drinking cappuccino at small cafes and meeting friends for dinner and drinks.

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Off Menu: Dublin Episode | http://saltandwind.com

Off Menu: Dublin Episode

I've never needed convincing to go to Ireland but, for one reason or another, it has never happened. So, I was psyched when we decided to head to Dublin for this week's #OffMenu episode. It may not be the first place you think of when you think creative food, but you should. I met up with Irish superstar food personality, Donal Skehan, and he showed me some of his favorite foods in his hometown. 

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24 Hours In Rome, Italy With Katie Parla | http://saltandwind.com

24 Hours In Rome, Italy With Katie Parla

If you watched the Rome episode of Off Menu, then you're familiar with Katie Parla. The food expert, Romam resident, and author of just-released book, Tasting Rome loves everything Rome and celebrates it through her work. So we were dying to know what she'd do on her One Perfect Day in the Eternal City. 

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