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

‘Huge disconnect’ with typical FAMS spurs change at G Adventures

PERU—G Adventures’ first-ever Change Makers Summit, held earlier this month in Peru, was no ordinary FAM. Agents had to earn a spot on the trip based on their sales, as well as ‘social good’...
Lost City trek in Colombia

Colombia’s Lost City trek needs to be on your bucket list

After a jungle trek left me with two missing toenails and an intestinal infection that landed me in a Guatemalan hospital, I had sworn off jungle treks. I’d stick to mountains, away from mud,...
Mexico City foodie tour

Beyond the burrito: Top 5 foodie adventures in Mexico

“You had me at ‘Mexico City taco crawl,’” I thought to myself as I scanned the itinerary for Intrepid Travel’s Real Food Adventure in Mexico. But it wasn’t just the tacos. I wanted to...
Bogota, Colombia street art

Bogota’s graffiti beguiles tourists

Christian Petersen first visited Colombia in 2001, “when it was a completely different country to what it is today.” The Aussie returned in 2009, married a Colombian woman he met on a bus back...
Colombia tourism

Colombia’s changing face of tourism

I’m holding coca leaves in each hand, between my thumb and first two fingers. As instructed, I give thanks to Mother Earth and attempt to toss the leaves into the sacred lake (though they...
Ecuador voluntourism

Volunteer adventures: Building the pillars of education in Ecuador

It’s a winding eight-hour bus ride across the Andes, where you feel the effects of the altitude and bone-chilling cold. After a motion-sickness-inducing descent into the Amazon Basin, you then catch a motorized canoe...
El Mirador, Guatemala

Discover lost Mayan cities in Guatemala’s Mirador Basin

People have searched for Atlantis and Shangri-La, to no avail. But if it’s lost cities you seek, look no further than the Mirador Basin in northern Guatemala. The area is home to some of...

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