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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


The Best Ice-Cream in London

The artisanal ice-cream industry is booming, and London has some world-class offerings. From gelato to sundaes, here are the best ice-creams in the capital

The Great American Eclipse

The first total eclipse of the sun for 100 years takes place in the USA in August, an event so astonishing it reduces many to tears. Here’s how it happens

Rwanda: open for business

After two decades of reconstruction Rwanda is blossoming as a beautiful country to visit.

Where to go on holiday in August 2017

It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, but it can be unbearably hot in August. Here are some recommendations to beat the heat.

Eight unique and quirky places to stay in South America

South America is one of the wilder continents and some of the places you can stay are equally outlandish. We choose 8 of the quirkier ones

Food and Drink


Five of the best natural wine bars in Barcelona

It’s famed for its nightlife – and now Barcelona is getting seriously into the natural wine scene with some brilliant wine bars. Barnaby Eales takes a tour

How to match Moroccan food with wine

Moroccan cooking comes in a wealth of flavours and styles, and there’s an equally varied list of wines to accompany it. By Fiona Beckett

Great Wine Holidays: Tuscany

From five-star luxury to boutique winery stays, Tuscany has it all. Filippo Bartolotta explores one of Italy’s most beautiful regions

The great wines of Canada

While Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, Treve Ring raises a glass to the country’s wonderful vinous heritage

Gastrophysics trips the sauce fantastic

Darren Smith heads to High Barnet for multi-sensory jellyfish, edible ears and lashings of cross-modal chatter…

City Guides



Dominated by the mighty Brisbane River, Queensland’s vibrant capital, Brisbane, is a laid-back city with a cheeky attitude


Vibrant Cologne (Köln) may be famous for its awe-inspiring cathedral, but its atmospheric pubs showcase a city in love with life

Sao Paulo

The city has transformed its rather dull image to become a dynamic metropolis with an increasingly exciting nightlife, food and fashion scene


Dynamic Seoul is a bewitching mix of ancient and modern, packaged in a surprisingly compact metropolis that has earned it a UNESCO City of Design title


The heart of the Sonoran Desert is an unlikely place for the fifth largest urban city in the US, but there sits Phoenix, a place boasting four distinct quarters

Country Guides


Costa Rica

Steaming rainforest, smouldering volcanoes, tumbling rivers, and miles of sandy beaches: if Mother Nature can ever be accused of showing off, it is in Costa Rica

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a fascinating country where travellers can explore remote villages, as well as enjoying spectacular diving, stunning wildlife and myriad cultures

South Korea

South Korea can come across as inscrutable at first glance. It’s a land of stark contrasts; a place where tradition and technology are equally embraced


Long-associated with its colossal neighbour Russia, Ukraine is a country that stands out for its varied landscapes and surprising cultural diversity

United States of America

From the soaring skyscrapers of New York City to the dramatic mesas of Arizona, the United States of America has staggering beauty and extraordinary diversity