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The Ultimate Chocoholic Bucket List

Nowadays everyone seems to have a bucket list or wander list if you will. But among the many unbelievable places to see, road trips to take and experiences to have, I have a chocoholic bucket list –  chocolist! As a self-anointed chocolate connoisseur, I have made it my life’s mission to taste chocolate from around the world.

So far I have sampled bars from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam (which tastes remarkably like soy sauce), South Africa, England, Austria, Venezuela, Kazakstan (surprisingly good), Canada, USA and the Dominican Republic, among many others. But beyond my ongoing sampling of these sweet treats from around the world, there are a few key experiences any true worshipper of the cacao bean needs to tick off their bucket list.

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Blue Mountain ski resort

Can I have S’more Blue Mountain

With the start of winter in Canada and 2016 rapidly coming to a close we had one last thing to tick off our 2016 bucket list – attempt to ski! We decided this would be best done at Blue Mountain, a snowball’s throw away from downtown Toronto. A low-key ski resort just outside the city that has become the place for an Ontario winter weekend getaway, to get in a few runs without having to fork out for flights or take lengthy shuttles high into the mountains.

 

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2017 travel trends

Where to Travel in 2017 & Our Wishlist

Oh, how I love making lists. Besides writing my list for Santa, this time of year I am also planning and writing our 2017 travel wishlist. Looking ahead to the 2017 travel trends, when can we squeeze in some adventures and narrowing down exactly where to see next.

According to Skyscanner, a leading flight search engine the trending, destinations for 2017 are the usual suspects. London, New York, Bangkok, Dubai, Bali, Vietnam (which I highly recommend everyone experience), South Korea and Morocco, to name a few. Lonely Planet named Canada the country to see in 2017 followed by Colombia and Finland, whilst National Geographic suggestions are rather similar.

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10 Things to do in Toronto – Winter Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (well, for me anyway). It’s officially Christmas time, snow, hot chocolate drinking and scarf wearing season.

Toronto may be chilly outside but it is still the season of festivities, feasting and drinking so there is no excuse to bunker down, hibernating for the entire season. Toronto is well-prepared for winter and there are numerous – mostly free – activities, events and festivities to keep you toasty and entertained.

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