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what I learned at the Hershey Gardens

I love strolling through botanical gardens. It’s wonderful learning about the local flora and fauna of any destination I am visiting, and seeing some exotic plants as well! The Hershey Gardens in Hershey, Pennsylvania...

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best hotels in Hershey, Pennsylvania

At this stage of my life, I admit to loving a little bit of luxury in my travels. The Hotel Hershey did not disappoint, and is undoubtedly the best hotel in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Be...

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Cao Chocolates of Miami

I had the pleasure of meeting Ricardo Trillos and his wife Anelith Ortega in November, 2014, when I was in Miami to accept a Readers’ Favourite Award for volume I of Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s...

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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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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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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...

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exploring the Big Island of Hawaii

I hope you enjoyed meeting the executive chef of the Fairmont Orchid in this post. In addition to the amazing food and ambiance of the resort, the Fairmont Orchid also provides a great location for...

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Fairmont Orchid is my kind of place

I wasn’t certain whether to stick with more posts about our stay on Oahu or whether to venture over to the Big Island for the next post. My query was answered by news that...

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growing cacao in Hawaii

We’ve explored the island of Oahu and some of the fabulous Hawaiian chocolate produced there in the past few posts. I’d now like to share some of what I learned while visiting cocoa farms...