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World Travel Guide


Editorial Foreword

  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

New York’s 10 best LGBT+ nightlife venues

New York’s 10 best LGBT+ nightlife venues

New York City is your haven for immersing yourself in the freedom and expression of the LGBT+ community, writes Aubri McCarter

Wooden Dhoni Boat on the shore of the Maldives

Living like a local in the Maldives

As the Maldives welcomes tourism to its inhabited islands, Heidi Fuller-Love embraces the invitation, island hops and meets locals in three remote islands

Hot air balloon soaring over Vilnius

Soaring over Vilnius, plus 14 other offbeat things to see and do in Vilnius

With a hypnotic blend of medieval Old Town, stirring history, edgy street art and progressive culture, Vilnius is a rewarding place to visit, writes Vivien Yap

Top cycling routes in Wales

Top cycling routes in Wales

Wales is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and there’s no better way to see it than on a bike

Aerial panoramic skyline view of Buda Castle Royal Palace with Szechenyi Chain Bridge, St.Stephen's Basilica, Hungarian Parliament and Matthias Church at sunrise with blue sky

City Highlight: Budapest

Soak in soothing thermal baths or cruise under the Danube’s many magnificent bridges on a Hungarian holiday in Budapest

Food and Drink

Roast duck hanging in shop window

Beijing food and drink guide: 10 things to try in Beijing, China

Beijing’s food is a mix of centuries-old traditions and international influences

Mercato Centrale Roma

Mercato Centrale Roma: Italian food at its finest

Mercato Centrale Roma in Rome is your springboard to discover the mouth-watering world of renowned Italian cuisine

Cold beer in pint glasses lined up

Celebrating craft beer in California

Celebrating the International Beer Day (August 3), we put together the 9 best ways to enjoy a nice cold brew in California in 2018

Riesling grapes

Riesling on the rise

Riesling is one of the oldest types of white wine in the world, and the Germans do it better than anyone

Vineyard in Germany

An introduction into German wine

Germany isn’t your typical wine country, but they make some of the best wine in the world

City Guides

Birds standing on the beach in front of the sunset, 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

Kelvingrove Museum and Glasgow University - Scotland (UK)


For Glasgow, it's been quite a makeover. Spruced-up neighbourhoods, revived Victorian architecture, stylish cafés and a revamped riverfront have propelled Scotland's biggest city to the top of the pile

Hong kong, China

Hong Kong City

At first glance, Hong Kong is nothing short of daunting: a thicket of skyscrapers perched on a South China Sea island. But the city can be one of the most engaging and beautiful urban spectacles on Earth

Basilica Quito, Ecuador


Once a stepping stone for the Galapagos Islands, travellers are now unearthing the colonial charm and cosmopolitan buzz of Ecuador’s proud epicentre, Quito

False Creek Vancouver, Canada


Urban buzz meets nature in Vancouver, a multicultural oceanside city on the edge of the wilderness of forested mountains

Country/ State/ Region Guides

Manama, Bahrain


Bahrain means ‘Two Seas’, a fitting name for an archipelago of 33 islands in the Gulf, which defines itself in relation to the water that surrounds its shallow shores

MakgadikgadiNP, Botswana


Easily one of best safari destinations in Africa, Botswana is a wild and dramatic land characterised not only by its bountiful wildlife, but also by its extraordinary scenery

Mongolian lady and her Home, Mangolia


There is so much to see and do in Mongolia, from the stunning scenery and wildlife of mountains and deserts to the emerging luxury hotels and restaurants of capital Ulaanbaatar

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia


Russia is at once breathtaking and baffling. Winston Churchill’s much-quoted line that the world’s largest nation represented “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” is as true today as it was back then

Wooden church at Tatranska, 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