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Travel website Vawn Voyage features travel articles and blogs from around the world, including destinations in the Europe, from writer Vawn Himmelsbach.

City break: Madrid, Spain

You don’t need to wine-and-dine at a fancy restaurant or fashionable bar to get a taste of the sophisticated Spanish capital – just step into one of its many food markets. Madrid has a thing...

The lightness of being: On the search for hygge in Copenhagen

I'm looking at a dustpan, trying to decide if I should buy it, when I start imagining the conversation I’d have at Canadian customs when asked what I’m bringing back. A dustpan? I imagine...

Discovering the sea less travelled in Greece and Turkey

There are no swaying palm trees here, no powder-white sand. There isn’t a single hotel or resort in sight, no striped umbrellas or beach bars or sunbathing tourists. Instead, the deep-blue sea is surrounded...

Scandi chic: Bergen, Norway

Forget palm trees and tropical beaches. Scandinavian cool is hot and Norway is no exception. Bergen is the gateway to Norway’s rugged fjords, but it should be considered more than a stopping-off point —...

A vacation in Westeros: Touring the sets of Game of Thrones in Croatia

At the War Photo exhibit in Dubrovnik, there’s an image that stands out: a sweeping staircase, eerily deserted during shelling that destroyed more than 60 per cent of the medieval walled city after Croatia...

8 stops to make on a Eurail trip from Copenhagen to Bergen

Explore Scandinavia by train with scenic, cultural and tasty excursions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Using Eurail’s Scandinavia Pass, I travelled from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Malmo and Gothenburg in Sweden, and on to Oslo...

Gothenburg: Sweden’s hidden gem

Stepping into the fish market, I wish I had put more effort into my hair and makeup. Sure, people come here to buy fish — but this is Scandinavia. And as I’m discovering, they...

Five reasons for non-cruisers to consider a river cruise

All cruises are not created equal, as I recently discovered on my first-ever river cruise along the Danube River in Europe, for a Christmas Market-themed itinerary in December. And I learned that comparing ocean...

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