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Drinking Chocolate in Bayonne

The last thing I expected to discover in Bayonne, the scrappy Basque town in southwestern France known for its salt-dried ham, was the most luscious hot chocolate to ever cross my lips, a velvety concoction coiffed with a dome of froth and sipped from a delicate, rose-bedecked porcelain cup in a turn-of-the-century chocolaterie beneath the ancient hulking arcades…

Finding the Beat of Brussels

Brussels is far from undiscovered, but it can feel underrated. Here are some highlights from a recent trip to a city that feels more like an inviting village than an anonymous urban expanse — where everything is close by, prices are reasonable, and a decidedly peaceful vibe works its way into your stride.

Asian-Inspired Chocolate in Brussels

When we travel, we can become someone else, and in Brussels, I fancied myself a chocolate designer. I’d open a small corner shop just off the Grand Place, where it’s less chaotic and I could create beautiful pieces of art that also happen to be delicious.

The Radar: Travel Lately

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The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

Reader Recs: World’s Best Chocolatiers

The best thing about the digital age is dialogue. We’re not here to tell you what we think you need to know; we’re here to start a conversation. Some of the best conversations spring up around controversial topics — and a recent post about the world’s best chocolatiers has provided a jumping-off point for just that.

The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

Who doesn’t love chocolate?

Here are ten of the best chocolatiers in the world.

Food Fridays: How to Eat Chocolate

There might not be a right way to eat chocolate, but there may be a better way.

National Geographic’s Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans, recently met up with Swiss chocolate sage Michel Baud of Philippe Pascoët, who shared with him these five tips on how to maximize the chocolate experience.

Now we’re sharing them with you.

Finding Zest in Zanzibar

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Growing up in Ohio, I never gave a second thought to cinnamon. I just accepted it as a fact of life: toasted split-top wheat bread in the morning spread with butter and a sprinkling of cinnamon-sugar. At that point in my life, spices came in little red and white plastic bottles that lived forever on…

#FriFotos: Three Cheers for Chocolate

This week’s #FriFotos theme is CHOCOLATE, so we thought we’d throw a curveball by choosing a photo of the so-called “Chocolate Hills” in Bohol province, Philippines. The green grass that covers these famous mounds turns brown in the dry season, calling to mind a chocolate candy land. We’d take a visit to these hills (there…

The Radar: Girl’s Guide to Ghana, Caribbean Chocolate Festival, Hostels With Swimming Pools

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The Radar: Great London Walking Tours, Chicago’s Chocolate Exhibit, Holiday Flight Deals

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Saturday Night Out in Madrid

I arrived in Madrid a few weeks ago with only a handful of hours on a Saturday to show my fiancé around town, so I wanted a way to pack in as much culture as we could, and if possible, do it on the cheap. Enter my colleague Meg Weaver’s excellent Free City Guide to…