As an overseas department of France, Guadeloupe is, unsurprisingly, a gastronomic paradise. But when you add in a fusion of Creole, African, and Indian culinary influences, the West Indian archipelago becomes unmistakably Caribbean. - As seen on SmarterTravel.com
From the white pulp of the cacao pod to the dark velvety candy, the path chocolate takes from bean to bar is a fascinating one. And travelers can follow along as companies reveal the whole process, from fermenting the beans to molding cocoa liquor into bars. - As seen on SmarterTravel.com and USA Today
Here are some luscious photos, along with dessert-worthy descriptions, from some of my favorite pastry shops on both sides of the Seine. Many of these gourmet boutiques are time-tested while others create new twists on Parisian classics. - As seen on SmarterTravel.com, USA Today, and The Huffington Post.