Chocolatour began as the name of a chocolate travel book researched, photographed, and penned by author Doreen Pendgracs in 2013. Since then, volume I of Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate has been awarded several accolades–including a 2014 Readers’ Favorite Award–encouraging the author to continue her research and publish subsequent volumes of Chocolatour. Volume II, Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate Adventures is expected for publication in late 2016.
You can purchase a hardcopy or e-copy of Chocolatour right here on this site and Doreen will personally autograph and mail it to you. You can purchase a hardcopy of Volume I on Amazon via this direct link, and you can also find it at selected retailers around the world.
To satisfy all your chocolate cravings and quest for chocolate knowledge, subscribe to Chocolatour News, a free online collection of tweets by the most influential chocolate makers, chocolate lovers and chocolate service providers and events organizers around the globe at http://paper.li/wizardofwords/1310439305.
Chocolatour has evolved into a personalized brand of chocolate dinners, chocolate and wine pairings, and chocolate tours and chats with Doreen as your host. Doreen can introduce you to passionate and innovative people around the world who are creating chocolate masterpieces for all to enjoy.
But just who is Doreen Pendgracs?
Doreen Pendgracs has been a freelance writer and author since 1993. She has written dozens of articles that have appeared in numerous periodicals and websites. Doreen has co-authored two books: the 1st edition of Frommer’s Newfoundland & Labrador (published by Wiley in 2004) and the Manitoba Book of Everything (a Canadian bestseller published by MacIntyre Purcell in 2008.)
In 2010, Doreen released her first solo effort: “Before You Say Yes …” a guide for anyone volunteering on a non-profit board or committee (published by Dundurn Press of Toronto, Canada.) Chocolatour is Doreen’s fourth book project. Read more about Doreen’s books and articles on her website at: http://www.wizardofwords.net/.
Doreen is a member of numerous professional associations including Toastmasters International, The Writers Union of Canada, the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the Manitoba Writers’ Guild, and the North American Travel Journalists Association.
Doreen has been a professional freelance journalist for more than 20 years, and on occasion, accepts complimentary stays at hotel and resort properties, or travel on various carriers or to various destinations.
Chocolatour is seeking to partner with companies who appreciate the concept of chocolate travel and would like to be affiliated with Doreen as she encourages chocolate lovers to refine their palates and appreciate all the world of fine chocolate has to offer. Contact Doreen if you would like more information about becoming a sponsor or partner of Chocolatour or if you would like to invite Doreen to your chocolate event or destination.
But please know: Doreen’s integrity as an objective independent travel journalist will never be compromised by complimentary travel, partnerships, or affiliations. You can be assured that any discussion on this blog and in all of Doreen’s writing is always her own personal opinion offering honest review and reflection–regardless of circumstances.