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The Essential Tips To Know Before Your Next Road Trip In California | https://saltandwind.com

The Essential Tips To Know Before Your Next Road Trip In California

So you've decided to road trip through the Golden State? Well, here are our essential tips before hitting the road so you can be sure to make the most of it!

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California Has Its Own BBQ Style And It's Legit | https://saltandwind.com

California Has Its Own BBQ Style And It's Legit

My favorite factoid of Califorinia culinary culture? That we have a native BBQ style and it's so worth exploring! Here is everything you need to know to appreciate Santa Maria barbecue when you visit California.

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Healthy Chopped Salad with Buttermilk-Peppercorn Dressing | https://saltandwind.com

Healthy Chopped Salad with Buttermilk-Peppercorn Dressing

I wish I knew about this salad so long ago. It's inspired by a salad I found at M Cafe de Chaya that's a bit fancier – with tempeh bacon, beets, and a vegan "Ranch" dressing. But, after spending way more than I should ever be spending on salads, I decided to make my own version. 

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The Best Restaurants To Eat Local In Carmel By The Sea | https://saltandwind.com

The Best Restaurants To Eat Local In Carmel By The Sea

Sandwiched along the Northern California coast, Carmel-By-The-Sea is a coastal village marches to its own beat. The list of things to do in Carmel are plenty but as food people we’re always in search of where to eat. Here are Salt & Wind-approved restaurants for your next trip:

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California Getaways: How To Savor Sonoma Like a Local | https://saltandwind.com

California Getaways: How To Savor Sonoma Like a Local

Whether or not you’ve done Napa, you haven’t experienced the heart of Northern California wine country until you’ve explored Sonoma Valley. We're partial to Sonoma, with its unhurried European pace and warm — here are our travel tips for a weekend away in Sonoma. 

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

Classic California Road Trip Itinerary: 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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Why Your Next Day Trip From San Francisco Should Be An Oyster Crawl | https://saltandwind.com

Why Your Next Day Trip From San Francisco Should Be An Oyster Crawl

Close enough for a day trip, but far enough that it feels like an escape, Tomales Bay is a weekend getaway favorite for Bay Area locals. Here our our travel tips for a Bay Area oyster crawl.

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Santa Barbara Tropical Ginger Smoothie | https://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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Plan Your Next Vacation With Help From Our Concierge Desk! | https://saltandwind.com

Plan Your Next Vacation With Help From Our Concierge Desk!

Dreaming of traveling but not sure where to start? We've got a service for that! The Salt & Wind concierge desk is here to help make your food adventures happen!

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Local Food: What To Eat On The Monterey Peninsula | https://saltandwind.com

Local Food: What To Eat On The Monterey Peninsula

Here’s what to eat and where when you travel to California’s Monterey Peninsula.

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Ruby Red Cherry Sangria Cocktail | https://saltandwind.com

Ruby Red Cherry Sangria Cocktail

Each year when cherries are in season here in California, we end up making a twist on this sangria. Made with rose wine, Chambord liqueur, and oranges, it's a sweet-tart take on the classic drink. 

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Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito | https://saltandwind.com

Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito

It's getting pretty ridiculous: I'm way too frequent a flyer at the coffee shop near my house. And, no, it's not for the coffee. I mean, the coffee is totally fine but it's all about the Breakfast Burrito for me. I never knew I could like a Breakfast Burrito sooo much until I tried the Smoky Breakfast Burrito at Cofax Coffee. 

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