10 Courses We Want To Take Before Our Next Trip

So, you've heard the news, right? We here at Salt & Wind are hitting the road and we want you to join in on it! We're doing IRL trips and kicking it off by heading south of the border to Mexico. That means we're nose-to-the-grindstone preparing for our first trips to Baja California and we're pretty much eating, drinking, and living all things Mexico. 

If we had it our way, we'd also be preparing with a little continuing education. Well, at least brushing up skills — language, photography, cooking, and wine tasting — to get ready to travel! That's why we're pairing up with our friends at Coursehorse to share the 10 courses we want to take before our next Mexico trip!

Photography Courses Coursehorse  

Beginner Photography (New York)

Okay, yes, technically there is a group photographer on all our Salt & Wind trips so we don't need to bring a camera, but then photography is one of our favorite pasttimes. If you've never picked up a camera, here's where to start!

Street Photography (Los Angeles) 

If you've already got photo skills, you might still need some help with portraits and photos out IRL. After all there's always a lot going on and so much sensory overload when you visit a new place that it's all that much more important to have a strategy. 

Beginner Spanish (Los Angeles)

Oh, and, by the way, do you know how to say "may I take your photo" in Spanish? Well, then you might want to sign up for a Spanish course to brush up on how you habla español.

Mexican Mixology Course

Mexican Mixology (New York)

Yes, yes, we love a good margarita too but there's so much more to mixology and Mexico than tequil and lime. Head to this mixology course to up your cocktail skills. 

Spirits Tasting Class (New York)

Or, if you like taking your drinks neat, you might want to sip your way through this spirits tasting class. 

Mezcal and Cheese Class (New York)

What's better than a spirits only class? When you add cheese into the mix, of course! 

Wine Tasting Courses

Intro To Wine Tasting (Los Angeles)

One of our favorite things about Baja California? There's a world-class wine region there! All the more reason to brush up on your wine tasting skills so you can finally tell the difference between Cabernet and Claret.

Mexican Cooking With Pati Jinich (New York) 

To really dig into Mexican cuisine you can't do better than a cooking class with Mexican TV star, Pati Jinich. Her easy and elegant approach to Mexican cooking is totally delicious.  

Mexican Posole Class (Los Angeles)

But if you're more a single-subject kinda cook, you should focus your efforts on posole. Like the chicken soup of Mexico, there are as many versions of posole as there are abuelitas so it's important you find your own favorite. 

Frida Kahlo-Inspired Flower Crowns (New York)

Obviously, you can't talk Mexico for too long without some mention of Frida. So naturally we'd want to channel our inner Frida and learn how to make flower crowns worthy of her paintings! 

More on Salt & Wind

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Opening photo by Thais Ramos Varela; Cocktail photo by Kristen Curette; camera photo by Zocky; jewely by Alexsandra Jankovic; wine photo by Jayme Burrows

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