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

Wellness vacations: 5 Nordic spa experiences in Canada

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Anyone suffering from pandemic fatigue (and who isn’t?) is now feeling the weight of other global stressors, from armed conflict to economic disruption. And, with a new COVID variant on the scene, the pandemic...

Gravenhurst: Exploring the gateway to Muskoka

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Driving north along Highway 400 from Toronto, I’m thinking about work, and emails, and my endless to-do list. But just a few hours later, I’m in cottage country — and the stress of work...

How to go on safari in Canada

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We had just spotted our third bear in as many days on a road trip along Alberta’s Icefields Parkway. As we drove around a curve on the narrow two-lane highway, he suddenly came into...

Custom-made California

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Napa Valley is an ideal starting point for a Northern California road trip. Despite the rumours, its vineyards haven’t all burned to the ground — it’s business as usual in Wine Country. The high...
Fernie, B.C.

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

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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

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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

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“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

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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)

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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

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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...

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