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Read about top travel destinations in Latin America on travel website Vawn Voyage, with articles by travel writer Vawn Himmelsbach.
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...


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


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...