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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.
Game of Thrones tours, Croatia

A vacation in Westeros: Relive Game of Thrones in Croatia

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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...
search for hygge in Copenhagen

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

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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...
Berlin, Germany

Berlin: Germany’s creative capital

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Nov. 9, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the peaceful revolution when repression gave way to creativity, and an influx of artists and activists gave the city its...
Cruising Greece and Turkey

Discovering the sea less travelled in Greece and Turkey

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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...
Tuscany, Italy

Members-only in Tuscany

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It was dark and drizzly, but that didn’t dampen the mood. Maybe it was the Chianti we were drinking, or the tranquil Tuscan countryside—or maybe it was the pizza. We had just spent the...
Bergen, Norway

Scandi chic: Bergen, Norway

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At one time, Scandinavia brought to mind ABBA, furniture that requires assembly and mackerel-based culinary traditions. But now it’s a hotbed of design, décor, fashion, literary mysteries and Nordic noir. It also has one...
Eurail, Scandinavia

8 stops on a Eurail trip from Copenhagen to Bergen

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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...
Restaurant Gabriel, Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg: Sweden’s hidden gem

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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 do things...
Florence city style

City style: Formidable Firenze

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Florence is known for its medieval architecture, leather shops and Michelangelo’s David; it’s also home to some of Italy’s legendary brands, like Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci and Roberto Cavalli. While it’s long been...
Madrid culinary scene

City break: Madrid, Spain

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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 for renewing...

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Durban, South Africa

6 things to dig into in Durban, South Africa

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