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  The World Travel Guide (WTG) is the flagship digital consumer brand within the Columbus Travel Media portfolio. Available in English, German, French and Spanish versions, the WTG provides detailed and accurate travel content designed to inspire global travellers. It covers all aspects, from cities to airports, cruise ports to ski and beach resorts, attractions to events, and it also includes offbeat travel news, stories, quizzes and guides for adventurous travellers.

Travel Features

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A glorious break in Guernsey

Sail to Guernsey, an island in the English Channel, on a Condor ferry and be richly rewarded with historical sights and fine beaches, writes Vivien Yap

City Highlight: Stockholm

Find a city-break escape in Stockholm: a spired skyline ensconced in an archipelago with world-class museums, succulent meatballs and refined heritage

10 of the best coffeeshops in Amsterdam

From kooky and psychedelic to laid-back and intimate, Gavin Haines rounds up ten of the best places in Amsterdam to smoke a legal joint

Rum, rhythm, and other reasons to visit Havana

Five days of Cuban rum, vintage chromed cars, a vibrant scene of music, art and dance give having a good time in Havana a new meaning, as Robin Brown discovers

Croatia and Greece: the island tours of a lifetime

Charter a yacht to spellbinding islands of Croatia and Greece, your guide to a dream trip made real by Goolets, the gulet expert

Food and Drink

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Tel Aviv food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Tel Aviv

A delicious melting pot of cultures, Tel Aviv provides foodies with a diverse range of Middle Eastern dishes and some of the Mediterranean’s finest bites

Stockholm food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Stockholm, Sweden

Scandinavia’s slew of seafood and meat finds a home in Stockholm with its seasonal fare and lengthy smörgåsbords that exhibit dynamic Swedish culture

Moscow Food & Drink Guide: 10 Things to Try in Moscow, Russia

From hearty dumplings to colourful confectionary, Moscow serves up culinary delights to please a tsar

Amman Food & Drink Guide: 10 Things to Try in Amman, Jordan

Amman is where North African, Middle Eastern, Persian and Mediterranean influences combine to create a flavourful experience

Oslo food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Oslo, Norway

From hearty Scandinavian meat stews to delicate Atlantic salmon filets, here are the top 10 things to try in the innovative Scandinavian city of Oslo

City Guides

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Casablanca

"Why did you have to come to Casablanca? There are other places." Humphrey Bogart's plea to Ingrid Bergman in the classic film Casablanca rings true for many tourists today

Darwin

Closer to Bali than Bondi, Darwin’s laid-back, small-town vibe makes it a very different proposition to the shiny metropolises of the country’s East Coast

Hangzhou

Perhaps for the very first time, the hyperbole from the Chinese tourist brochure that surrounds Hangzhou and its infamous West Lake is justified in its over-the-top accolades. As they say around these parts: "Above is Paradise, below is Hangzhou."

Stockholm

Sweden’s capital – a Nordic vision of waterways, parks and spire-filled skylines – is justifiably renowned as one of the most handsome cities in Europe

Verona

It’s the setting of the world’s greatest love story, but Verona has more to offer than just Romeo and Juliet. While romance, conflict and passion shaped the city, it’s the Roman, medieval and Renaissance architects that earned it UNESCO World Heritage status

Country/ State/ Region Guides

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Argentina

Spirited Argentina, with its clamouring capital, vast pampas, delicious, food, rolling wine regions and snowy peaks, is a land bursting with adventure

Japan

From kimono-clad geishas singing karaoke in Kyoto to Buddhist monks whizzing around Tokyo on motorbikes, Japan is a fascinating mix of tradition and modernity that often bewilders but never bores

Pennsylvania

Energetic cities, gorgeous rural landscapes, world-class culture and history by the bucketload: Pennsylvania will leave you breathless. You can dip into 18th-century life at historic homesteads, trace the state’s industrial heritage in old mining villages and disused ironworks, and plant your feet on legendary battlefields

Slovakia

Like the Czech Republic minus the crowds, Slovakia may sit in the shadows of its neighbour, but the country quietly impresses with its epic alpine scenery

United Arab Emirates

Comprised of little more than sand dunes, crumbling forts and fishing villages a century ago, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has grown into a show-stopping, headline-grabbing destination which offers an intriguing blend of traditional Islamic culture and rampant consumerism