California

Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by our home state of California.
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 Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Santa Barbara Tropical Ginger Smoothie Recipe

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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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 Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Ruby Red Cherry Sangria Cocktail Recipe

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 Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito Recipe

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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California Getaways: The Best Weekend Road Trips In California | https://saltandwind.com

California Getaways: The Best Weekend Road Trips In California

Sharing some of our favorite weekend road trips and ways to roam across California from north to south. 

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Zuni Cafe Roast Chicken With Bread Salad Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Zuni Cafe Roast Chicken With Bread Salad Recipe

A must-make recipe from the San Francisco institution, Zuni Cafe, this roast chicken served with a charred bread salad with toasted nuts and spicy greens is perfect for a Sunday meal or a romantic dinner. 

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The Martinez Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

The Martinez Cocktail Recipe

If you were to travel along a cocktail history timeline from the Manhattan to the Martini, you'd make a stop along the way at this, the Martinez Cocktail. 

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This Is The Best City To Travel To Based On Your Food Personality | https://saltandwind.com

This Is The Best City To Travel To Based On Your Food Personality

When you love food as much as we do, it can be hard to decide where to go and what to eat, especially since there are different cities for different types of eater. So, here it is: our list of cities for (almost) every type of eater out there.

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Asparagus Ricotta Baked Eggs with Mint-Basil Puree Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Asparagus Ricotta Baked Eggs with Mint-Basil Puree Recipe

Say hello to the ultimate Spring brunch recipe! It's make ahead, easy, and a total showstopper.

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A Modern Mother’s Day Brunch | https://saltandwind.com

A Modern Mother’s Day Brunch

Here’s a look into our Mother’s Day brunch including the menu, the décor, our signature Hangar 1 Rosé Vodka cocktail, and all the info to do it yourself!

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Why We Always And Forever Love Spring Skiing In California | https://saltandwind.com

Why We Always And Forever Love Spring Skiing In California

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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