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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.

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Friends having fun drinking beer

Top 5 craziest beer festivals in the world

A beer festival is a guaranteed good time, but these five make is a little more interesting

Man with a red backpack hiking alone in Norway

Trips and tips for single travellers

From suggestive dating holidays, affordable group vacations with strangers to living with locals, we round up the best trips and tips for solo travellers

Night views of the Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

10 things to see and do in Baku

From charming historical sights to bubbling mud volcanoes, we seek out some of the more surprising highlights of Azerbaijan's little-visited capital

Young woman taking a selfie

The 22 Instagram-worthy cities around the world

Beautiful cities around the world have attracted painters, poets and filmmakers, now they can light up your Instagram and rack up the likes too

Happy tourist at the Colosseum

Three days in Rome

Experience towering ancient architecture, glorious marble statues and some of the best pasta and gelato you’ve ever tasted

Food and Drink

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Breakfast

Breakfast around the world

September is California Wine Month and we celebrate it with lesser-known wine regions across California

Fez food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Fez, Morocco

As Morocco’s culinary capital where Arabic, Berber and Mediterranean influences combine, Fez offers you the perfect balance between sweet and savoury sensations

Grape harvest

California wine month: seven ways to taste California wine

September is California Wine Month and we celebrate it with lesser-known wine regions across California

Two glasses of Havana Club with mint leaves and a straw each

An introduction to Cuban rum (putting the rum in rumba)

Rum is synonymous with Cuba, and Havana Club is synonymous with Cuban rum, so we sent Robin Brown to Cuba with Havana Club to drink rum in copious quantities

Langoustines with bread and dip on a plate - Food in Reykjavic

Reykjavik food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Reykjavik, Iceland

With a plethora of excellent eateries offering traditional Icelandic cuisine with a modern twist, Reykjavik is a top Scandinavian stop for foodies

City Guides

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Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Abu Dhabi

The capital of the United Arab Emirates has always been more conservative than neighbouring Dubai but what Abu Dhabi lacks in glamour, it more than makes up for in culture

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

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

Kelvingrove Museum and Glasgow University - Scotland (UK)

Glasgow

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

Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia

Sofia is a city with a sparkling future; it’s the energetically resilient Bulgarian capital that still revels in its own idiosyncrasies as it forges towards a more cultured and urbane existence

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Energetic, hedonistic and endlessly fun, Tel Aviv is in many ways the counterpoint of nearby Jerusalem. Having only celebrated its centenary in 2009, it is also one of the world’s newest cities

Country/ State/ Region Guides

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MakgadikgadiNP, Botswana

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

Bogota, Columbia

Colombia

Colombia is blessed with natural beauty: Andean peaks, Caribbean beaches, pristine Amazon jungle, and so much more

Zebra at Masai Mara, Kenya

Kenya

Lions and leopards are just part of the landscape in Kenya, East Africa’s favourite safari destination. More than 40 national parks and nature reserves are scattered between Lake Victoria and the India Ocean, covering every imaginable landscape and featuring just about every animal in Africa: from aardvarks to zebras

Schwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

Myanmar

Once a pariah state, Myanmar is fast becoming the must-see destination in Southeast Asia, helped by an incredible array of tourist sights including golden stupas as tall as skyscrapers, ancient ruins and unexplored jungles

Yak in Tibet

Tibet

Hidden high on the roof of the world, Tibet is a land of golden monasteries, spectacular mountain scenery and a deep spiritual heritage that lives as much in our imagination as it does in the remote Himalayas