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

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growing cocoa in the Dominican Republic

If you love the Caribbean, you’ve likely been to the island of Hispaniola–home to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Both countries grow award-winning cacao that has been crafted into award-winning artisanal chocolate by multi-award...

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a man of kindness

Happy World Kindness Day! Those of you who have been reading this blog for awhile know that I like to discuss virtues from time to time. This week, I’d like to focus on the...


it’s all about Margaret

Mother’s Day is upon us. If you can be with your mother, give her a big hug. If you can’t be with her due to distance or some other reason, get in touch with...

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the happiness advantage

Use positivity to increase your happiness factor. Share a smile to increase the happiness quotient of someone you encounter today. This post shares a number of tips to help you make happiness a healthy habit.

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exploring a variety of Aruba accommodations

When visiting a destination that is new to you, it’s important to know specifically what you’re looking for. Are you the type of traveller who likes the features of a large all-inclusive five-star resort?...