Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) by Amy Thomas I have a confession to make. The last time I visited Paris I gained about ten pounds. Yep, that’s right ten pounds spread over eight glorious and wonderful days full of croissants, macaroons, and crepes. I am ashamed that … Read more
Hot chocolate in Italy is my favourite warm, Italian treat. It’s perfect for those cool winter days. In Italy, the time has come to relinquish the fluorescent, plastic gelato spoon. You may crave the cool sweet 365 days a year, but many gelaterie close in the winter. So in the name of eating seasonally, trade your plastic … Read more
Jessica, our favorite chocolate-loving Travel Belle, went in search of chocolate in San Francisco. She reports in with the tasty results The San Francisco Bay Area is home to fantastic food and wine, making it a great place to travel for any Belle. There are fabulous restaurants and it is only a short drive from … Read more
My obsession with chocolate travel is well documented on Travel Belles. Everywhere I travel I search out local chocolate shops and cafes. New York City is just the place to try all types of edibles – including chocolate. This spring I ended up traveling from my home in Washington DC to the Big Apple on multiple … Read more
Giddier than a teenager going to a Justin Bieber concert, with chocolate guidebooks in hand, I set out to visit the hundreds of chocolate shops in the city. Although I didn’t get anywhere close to all of them, I’m sure I made a serious dent in Turin’s chocolate supply. Death by chocolate was a strong possibility. Via visits to six chocolatiers, I give you a glimpse of my chocolate binge in Turin.
On the flight over I thought about my long and disjointed itinerary for the trip – restaurants, cafes, Stonehenge, palaces, cathedrals, shopping, museums, and (of course) chocolate shops. I decided my chocolate-related shopping goal on this trip was to find the most delicious truffles in the two European capitals we would be visiting.