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48 hours in aix-en-provence: day 2

Renaissance Aix navigator

After an artful breakfast that included an obscene number of chocolate croissants, Michael and I decided to ask for some inside tips on how to spend our second — and, unfortunately, last — day in Aix-en-Provence.

Renaissance Hotels have developed the best idea ever to ensure that guests get the most out of their visit: Navigators! These concierge-like experts help customize your experience so you get to see and do the things that are most meaningful to you.

For us, that meant art and food (not necessarily in that order). [Read more…]

the art of the renaissance aix-en-provence hotel

Renaissance Aix yellow chairs

I told you about the beautiful Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel yesterday and promised you a pictorial of some of my favorite features. [Read more…]

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Renaissance Aix Ice Drops

I have to admit that getting kicked out of that French B&B before we left the States was the best thing that could have happened because we ended up staying at the Renaissance Aix-en-Provence, which turned out to be one of our favorite hotels ever. [Read more…]

renaissance clubsport walnut creek: my home away from home

Renaissance ClubSport lobby

Although we’ve stayed in hotels all over the world, one of the ones I just feel most comfortable in is only an hour and a half flight away, in northern California. [Read more…]

songs that take you places

Twisted Mix-Tape Tuesdays

I’m still pumped after attending the San Diego Adventure and Travel Show with my friend, Ruth, this weekend. My head is spinning with ideas about places I want to go, experiences I want to have and stories I want to write.

So, since the theme of this week’s Twisted Mixtape Tuesday is “Your Choice,” I kind of had to go with travel songs. [Read more…]