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Doreen Pendgracs

Chocolatour and Wizard of Words Productions


Member profile details

Membership level
Professional - R
First name
Last name
Chocolatour and Wizard of Words Productions
(204) 4812399
Postal Code
R0C 2B0
Prairies and the North
Group participation
  • Ad Hoc Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • Chapter - Manitoba
  • Chapter Presidents and Contacts
  • Partnerships and Advocacy Committee
  • National President
Keywords and Phrases
chocolate travel, chocolate tourism, chocolate expert, boomer travel, luxury travel, freelance writing, professional speaker, keynote speaker, chocolate events, Canadian Prairies, 50+, non-fiction, culinary travel, blogging, book author
Professional Experience
Doreen writes for a select group of magazines and online publications that include National Geographic Traveler, Market Zone Productions, Canadian School Counsellor, THOR Travel Advantage, Groups Today, Westjet Online, and CAA magazine. Doreen is a contributor to GettingOntravel, a new webzine for the over 50 demographic who enjoy a touch of luxury in their travel experiences.

Doreen is the creator, author, and publisher of the Chocolatour series of books. Volume I, "Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate" was published in September, 2013, and won a 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award, in addition to being a Finalist in the 2014 North American Travel Journalists Awards.

Doreen is currently researching Volume II of "Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate Adventures" expected for publication in late 2019.

Doreen is regarded as a chocolate expert, and has served as a judge and speaker at several chocolate festivals around the world. She organizes chocolate and wine pairing events, chocolate themed dinners, and provides dynamic and passionate presentations about the world of artisanal chocolate for various clients. Doreen is leading a small group chocolate tour to Costa Rica in January, 2020.

Doreen has also given workshops and presentations for various groups on a wide variety of subjects including feng shui, copyright, freelance writing, travel writing, public speaking, and social media.
Blog Description
Chocolatour is a site where lovers of travel and lovers of chocolate meet. Doreen writes engaging first-person posts about her travels, which have taken her to more than 30 countries. She also writes about writing and lifestyle.

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