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

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Chocolate and the Aztecs

I’ve taken on the role of writing about experiential chocolate travel. That means writing about contemporary chocolate events, attractions, and cuisine, meeting chocolate makers and chocolatiers, and visiting cacao farmers in the countries where...

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Great tastes of San Mateo County

I’m sure the last few posts have piqued your interest in San Mateo County, California. So much to see and do! But for all you culinary travellers like me, I’d like to share some...

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Exploring Filoli Garden and Historic House

One of the highlights of my visit to San Mateo County, California, was the Filoli Historic House and Garden. Filoli comprises 654 acres of beautiful property in the rural community of Woodside, just 30...

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it’s all about Margaret

This post is a tribute to my mother, Margaret who died in January, 1970. I update and circulate this post every year on Mother’s Day, although it was first written and posted in 2010,...

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exploring San Mateo County

Like many travellers, I’d flown into San Francisco International Airport (SFO) several times, but had always headed north from there into Fog City, and one time into Oakland, versus heading southwest to explore the...

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why Branson?

It’s funny how Branson, Missouri, reminded me of two of North America’s raciest cities–Las Vegas and New Orleans–because Branson is far from racy. It’s rather the opposite and unquestionably driven by pure-hearted religious forces....