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Travel website Vawn Voyage features travel articles and blogs from around the world, including destinations in North America, from writer Vawn Himmelsbach.
Fernie, B.C.

The best of Fernie, B.C., in three days

This classic ski town in the Canadian Rockies is known for its legendary powder. But you don’t have to be a seasoned skier to enjoy all that Fernie has to offer. Here’s what to...
Kissimmee, Florida

Air-ventures in Kissimmee

I’m in an airboat, on the edge of the Everglades. Spanish moss drips from cypress trees, reflected in water as clear as glass under a cloudless Florida sky. Watching great egrets and roseate spoonbills,...
Newfoundland

Newfoundland: Open water, open mind

“So be easy and free, when you’re drinking with me, I’m a man you don’t meet every day …” I’m listening to musician Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea—but not on Spotify. He’s sitting...
LIB festival Las Vegas

LIB-ing it up in Las Vegas

The doors close and I’m trapped inside. There’s no leaving now, not without a public heckling from the guys on stage. I came here to be entertained—not be part of the entertainment as part...
The Palm Beaches is heaven itself

The Palm Beaches: Heaven itself (not the waiting room)

I step onto the grass in wedges, flute of champagne in hand, following the lead of the locals. It’s half-time, and a sea of floral sundresses and Lilly Pulitzer-printed rompers flood the polo field...
Canada travel destinations in springtime

Where to experience the best of spring in Canada

From tracking caribou herds in the Yukon to spotting icebergs in Newfoundland, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season of renewal. A spring road trip can ease you out of winter hibernation...
Stratford culinary travel

Savour Stratford on these 5 culinary trails

It may be known as the birthplace of Justin Bieber, but Stratford, Ont., is also a revered culinary destination. And there’s plenty to take a bite out of on Savour Stratford’s culinary trails. “What...
PEI culinary travel

Tasting menu: A culinary road trip through P.E.I.

I’m pretty sure I’m lost. I’m driving down a dirt lane, in the middle of the woods; I can see a patch of blue ahead of me—the ocean—where the road appears to end. The...
Kootenay Rockies, B.C.

Off-season adventure in B.C.’s Kootenay Rockies

I’m on a gondola, heading up the ski hill at Revelstoke in B.C.’s Kootenay Rockies, but instead of a parka and toque I’m wearing a T-shirt and sandals. The slopes are no longer covered...
Vegas Girls Getaway

Girls’ getaway in fabulous Las Vegas

From Magic Mike Live at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Club Domina (which reinvents the traditional male striptease show) to art installations, celebrity chef restaurants and spas that take relaxation to the next level, there’s...

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Vawn Himmelsbach is a journalist, travel writer and tech blogger based in Toronto.
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Durban, South Africa

6 things to dig into in Durban, South Africa

Durban is designed for adventure, with miles of sandy beaches along its rugged coastline and mountains just a few hours’ drive away. To the...