Salt & Wind Travel

Makers

These are our favorite makers and independent companies in a given location.

Lifestyle
Salt & Wind Travel

Share The Love With This Valentine’s Gift Guide That Gives Back!

This year our Valentine’s is all about sharing the love. We’ve got a Valentine’s Day gift guide packed with gifts that yes, includes everything from sweets to sparkles — but also help noteworthy causes, from job creation for local artisans to providing access to clean water for those in need.

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California
Aida Mollenkamp

Touring Anchor Brewing

My best friend is about to marry a drummer for an up-and-coming SF-based indie band, Geographer. We joke that she finally gets to live out our angst-y teenage daydream of being band aids, attending shows, and tossing about cheesy phrases like, “I’m with the band.” Geographer is San Francisco’s sweetheart band, if such a category exists, and they’re quickly becoming

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Destinations
Aida Mollenkamp

Visiting Volcano Island Honey

It was if the skies were weeping there was so much rain falling and yet, not even 24 hours prior, I had been crossing fields of lava rock in heat so dry I could’ve baked flatbread. After taking my Hyundai rental car to its limit by off-roading over a pot hole-ridden, washed out road, I trekked by foot to access

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Destinations
Aida Mollenkamp

Madre Chocolate

Say Aloha to Madre Chocolate: one of the only bean-to-bar artisanal chocolate shops in the state of Hawaii. They couldn’t be more uniquely located because Hawaii is the only one of the 50 states where cacao is currently being grown and, with the opening of Madre Chocolate, then crafted into chocolate. Similar to coffee a few years back, chocolate is

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