Chocolatour with Doreen Pendgracs | Chocolate Adventurist and Wizard of Words

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new features on the site

Welcome to the new Chocolatour site! It has the same URL as the old Chocolatour.net site but everything you find here is new or newly polished. That includes six years of blog posts that...

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

The blogging community is a dynamic and tight-knit one. I belong to several different groups for bloggers–some focus on the business of blogging, and others are groups of bloggers who actively support the efforts...

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Cao Chocolates of Miami

I had the pleasure of meeting Ricardo Trillos and his wife Anelith Ortega last November when I was in Miami for the Readers’ Favourite Awards. I’d met “Cao” (as he is fondly called) via...

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getting around Miami

In the previous post, I showed you how easy it was to ride the Big Bus in Miami and hop on and off at the various stop to experience the city’s highlights. But Miami...

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growing the Chocolatour brand

When I embarked on the project of writing a book about the world of fine chocolate in 2009, I had no idea that chocolate would become my life. I had no idea that one volume...

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Come chocolatouring with me!

Aloha everyone: Chocolatours are small customized group tours for chocolate lovers. Taste the world of chocolate and come chocolatouring with me! We have postponed the Hawaii trip outlined below due to the recent drop in the Canadian...

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riding the Big Bus in Miami

Neither Christine or I had previously spent time touring the sights of Miami, so what better way to get acquainted with the city than by taking a sightseeing tour? We were fortunate to have...

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cultural highlights of Winnipeg

A huge congrats to the Winnipeg Jets hockey team for making the NHL playoffs! Fans in the Manitoba capital have not seen big-league playoff hockey since 1996, and they have been going crazy with anticipation,...

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Loving the vibe at South Beach

I had the pleasure of staying at the Metropole Apartments Hotel with a friend last fall in South Beach, when business brought me to Miami.  How fortunate we were to have found the South...