Author: Doreen Pendgracs

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wowed in Weggis, Switzerland

I’d never heard of Weggis, Switzerland, prior to my visit last fall. It is a tiny community of roughly 4,500 residents situated on the northern shore of Lake Lucerne–a scenic 40-minute boat ride from the city...

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Fairfield Inn Winnipeg Airport Hotel

When  I was growing up in Winnipeg, there was pretty much just one choice for a nice hotel with close proximity to the airport. That was the International Inn, which several years ago, changed...

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best swiss chocolate of Lucerne

I’d had Max Chocolatier of Lucerne, Switzerland, on my radar for several years now and finally made it there last fall. It was worth the wait, as I firmly believe he makes some of...

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surviving the impact of cancer

I was first touched by the impact of cancer in 1969 when my mother was diagnosed with cancer of the kidney. One of her kidneys was removed and we waited to see what would...

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Swiss chocolate travel to Vevey

Last fall, I had the pleasure of being invited on a Swiss chocolate tour with Alpenwild, specialists in Swiss travel tours. Alpenwild is one of the few companies that actually offers chocolate tours as...

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Winnipeg welcomes Aschenti Cocoa

There’s a new kid on the block in the Winnipeg chocolate scene. Aschenti Cocoa had its Grand Opening on December 17, 2016, and introduced itself as the only chocolate maker in Manitoba to grow...