Category: Travel

Going away? There are some great chocolate shops around the world…

Travelling and Planning – Comparing Flights & More with Amadeus.net

I like a bargain but finding the cheapest flights home to Toronto is often a bit of a gamble. What if the airline isn't listing their flights yet with the site I'm using? How do I know when it is ...

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I’ve Been Busy All Over The World

So the database broke and the blog was down and that got fixed but then blogs I added didn’t always show up. Not sure where they went but as I have them all in Word first, then I upload them ...

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Fortnum & Mason Launches Tea Salon at St Pancras

It’s not really what I would call a destination, despite the champagne bar, but St Pancras has gained another new addition to its illustrious line-up – Fortnum & Mason. While mostly known for the Eurostar which has made its home ...

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Ninutik Maple Sugar Reviewed

I am Canadian and part of being a Canadian from Southern Ontario is at least one school visit to see maple sugar being made. From a young age I was enamoured with the process, learning about the optimal conditions, growing ...

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The Chocolate Lab at Trump Towers Toronto

There are few words in the English language which, when placed in consecutive order can elicit as strong a response in me as “chocolate” and “lab”. The others are “free” and “champagne” and “lottery” and “winner” but you know, the ...

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Hotel Chocolat Tasting on the London Eye Reviewed

I work in London so rarely take time out to do touristy things. It took a friend from Toronto to come over for me to even consider it. She discovered that Hotel Chocolat were doing tasting sessions on the London ...

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Museum of Chocolate Launches in Brixton

In what was once an undesirable part of town, more than just multi-million pound flats have been being developed. The new Chocolate Museum and Café has opened just around the corner from Brixton tube station, making it super easy to ...

Chicago Chocolate Tours

Chicago Chocolate Tours Reviewed

In the safety of an American mall, the group of chocolate fans gathered to meet their guide who was gathering everyone around her. The Chicago Chocolate tour was populated entirely by out-of-towners this time, apparently a rarity as most tours ...

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Mango Tree Thai Restaurant Review

I talk a lot about chocolate but as the name of this blog implies, I am not solely interested in chocolate. I fact, I generally consider my beat to be chocolate, desserts, spirits & cocktails, wine and confectionery. I rarely ...

Chocolate Week Is Not Yet over at Le Balcon – The Menu Reviewed

Chocolate Week has not yet ended with Le Balcon and La Maison du Chocolat. Their gorgeous menu of chocolate dishes is both reasonably priced and paired with some of the best wines. Depending on your tasted you can choose with ...

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