Chocolatour with Doreen Pendgracs | Chocolate Adventurist and Wizard of Words Blog

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Belcolade cacao plantation of the Yucatan

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting small cacao farms and larger cacao plantations and cooperatives in eight countries (to date!) during my chocolate travels. And without hesitation, I tip my hat to the Belcolade...

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best scottsdale resorts

This, my fellow travellers, will be the last in the Arizona series–at least for awhile! In this final post about the Scottsdale area, I thought I’d share a few comments about the Scottsdale resorts...

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cruise up Carefee Highway to Cave Creek, Arizona

If you find yourself in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, a highly recommended day trip is up Interstate 17 to the historic town of Cave Creek, Arizona, and its modern sidekick, Carefree. You’ll find Cave Creek...

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Zak’s Chocolate: Best in Arizona

I had the pleasure of meeting Maureen and Jim Elitzak at their chocolate shop in Scottsdale, Arizona, a short while ago, and was blown away by the chocolate knowledge, talent, and finesse this couple...

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best places to eat in Scottsdale

As you’ve probably realized from the past couple of posts, We really loved spending time in Scottsdale, Arizona. My friend Laverne and I both agreed that the culinary scene in Scottsdale is second to...