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Chocolate Country

Chocolate Country

Switzerland’s Finest Chocolatiers Text and photos by Ron Stern The Swiss are known for many things, among them: banking, scenery, watches, and chocolate. The latter, in all its forms, is the one that almost miraculously transcends borders and cultures and binds the people and country together. The Swiss pioneered the development of milk chocolate in […]

Helsinki, Finland, Summertime Fun in the Land of the Midnight Sun

While Helsinki may be one of the coldest destinations in the world in winter, summertime, with its long days of sunshine, brings out the crowds to this Finnish city located on the shores of the Baltic Sea. With 150 miles of coastline, more than 300 islands, trendy shops and restaurants, as well as loads of […]