FROM TJ TO THE VALLE
But Why Baja?
A mix of rugged and gritty and thoroughly creative, Baja California is one of our favorite areas right now. If you haven’t been to Tijuana since college, you might be all, “huh?” but trust. There's an emerging wine region, tons of seafood, farm-to-table cuisine, a mix of street food and fine dining, and a new generation of creatives making their mark in everything from art to design. And we're not the only fans! It's been touted by Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Sunset, Eater, AFAR, and the New York Times.
A DIFFERENT TYPE OF TRAVEL
The Salt & Wind Experience
We believe the best travel balances high and low experience. As such, each of our trips have a mix of refinement and local culture; relaxation and exploration; street food and high-end food; meticulous planning and adventure; and a small group of fellow food and travel lovers. Here are a few more benefits:
JUST A FEW OF US
A max of 12 people (counting staff) means you'll never feel alone but never feel like you're actually on a group trip.
EXPERT-LED COOKING CLASS
Our founder — author, chef, and on-camera host — Aida Mollenkamp will share the secrets behind her favorite Baja-inspired recipes.
ALUM FOR LIFE
Traveling with us means you get to network with fellow travelers and join our alumni network (so you get exclusive events and discounts)!
When it comes to all things food, we're teaming up with Club Tengo Hambre because they're in-the-know with Baja's food scene!
Comfortable (OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE)
See corners of the world that you might not have the intel (or cojones) to visit on your own, all the while staying in chic boutique accommodations.
Hard-to-secure ressies, private tours, one-of-a-kind wine tastings, a group photog, and a concierge? Yup, you'll be rolling in style.
Skip The hassle of Planning
We've done all the research, scheduled every pick up, and made all the major decisions for you, so you won't have to Google, Siri, or GPS one moment.
A FEW SURPRISES
Oh, and, we’ve got a few tricks (and gifts) up our sleeve that will only be revealed once you actually, well, join us on the trip!
TAKING OFF THIS YEAr
¡Vamos a Baja!
Join us on Salt & Wind trips to Baja California! These trips are curated itineraries with unique experiences. On each trip a small group of us will head on a 3-day trip to northern Baja California. There will be a mix of rowdy urban and rustic rural as we head from quirky Tijuana to the seaside and into Mexico's wine region. Our itinerary includes expert-led tours, art gallery visits, pop-up parties, seaside meals, market visits, wine tastings, boutique accommodations, a concierge, a group photographer, morning yoga, and some seriously good food! Want some visuals? Check our Instagram and our Pinterest!
All In The Details
Your Trip Includes...
Here's what's included in the trip fare:
A group photographer so you can enjoy the moment
Hands-on cooking class with Salt & Wind founder and food expert, Aida Mollenkamp
Street food tour conducted by the regional food experts at Club Tengo Hambre
Market tours, art gallery visits, and pop-up parties with local creatives
Complimentary morning yoga classes
A group concierge to help with any extra events you may want to plan
20 edited group photos daily
Group transportation across the border to/from San Ysidro, California and to/from all events listed on the itinerary
Boutique hotel accommodations with complimentary wifi
Meals listed in the itinerary (including 1 alcoholic drink at each lunch and dinner)
Tips for all meals, hotels, drivers, and activity guides
Wifi hotspots at all times
A few gifts from some of our favorite food & travel brands
A couple surprises! (You didn’t think we’d tell you every last detail, did you?)
The following are not included in the trip fare:
Any incidental expenses
Tips for photographer and trip hosts
Required travel insurance
Any extra excursions or events you plan with our concierge
Transportation from your home to/from San Ysidro, California
Alcohol except for 1 alcoholic drink at both lunch and dinner