Forget those fluffy marshmallow chicks and those atrocious egg-shaped jelly beans (especially the licorice-flavored ones!) When it comes to Easter candy, chocolate is where it’s at. If you’re looking for something to do this Easter holiday, why grab a fast passport and enjoy the world’s best chocolate, right from the source? The following destinations are the creme de la creme of the chocolate world:
Cadbury World, Birmingham, England
The folks behind both Cadbury creme eggs and a range of iconic British sweets like the Dairy Milk bars have created an amusement park of sorts where you can learn more than you ever wanted to know about how Cadbury chocolates are made. After touring the displays, release your inner child in the World’s Biggest Cadbury shop (note: if you have actual children and value your sanity, you should probably limit their purchases!)
Vienna Easter Market
Vienna is famous for its Easter Markets, particularly the one at Schönbrunn Palace. The palace and grounds are decorated for the season, and the market itself features a magical array of painstakingly decorated Easter eggs, handicrafts and of course, chocolate!
When it comes to chocolate, Belgian chocolate is considered by many to be the gold standard. Most Belgian chocolate is still made artisan-style, in small batches. You can tour chocolate shops in Belgium just like you can tour wineries or breweries elsewhere. And yes, they do offer tastings!
Swiss chocolate is valued almost as highly as Belgian chocolate by connoisseurs. Top Swiss brands include Lindt and Toberlone. The Swiss also invented hazelnut chocolate. Mmmm!
Around Easter, Swiss shops are filled with chocolate Easter bunnies, some mass-produced, some hand-made.
If you want to travel anywhere outside of the States for Easter, you’re in a race against time to get a passport if you don’t already have one. Regular passport service takes at least 6 weeks, while expedited passport service takes 3 weeks. If you need your passport sooner, the most convenient option for fast passport service is to use a private passport expediting company.
With an expediting company, you don’t have to go to a Regional Passport Agency, which is inconvenient for many people because they are often far away and require an appointment. Instead, you can send your application to the expediting company, and they will hand-deliver it to the Department of State for lightning-fast passport processing. RushMyPassport can have your application processed in as little as 24 hours!