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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.

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The 13 weirdest wellness retreats

From psychedelic shrubbery in Gabon to sobbing seminars in Japan, we round up the world's weirdest wellness retreats

Loi Krathong - Wat Phan Tao temple

Thailand’s magical Loi Krathong Festival

If you’re planning a trip to Thailand this autumn, don’t miss Loi Krathong, one of the country’s oldest and most significant festivals

Nison-in Temple in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Top 5 places to see autumn foliage in Asia

Along with Europe and North America, some parts of Asia get amazing autumn colours; here are the best places to see deep yellows, burnt oranges and fiery reds

Plane taking off in sunset - How to get an upgrade for a flight

Flying high: how to get an upgrade

With a bit of knowledge, you can snag yourself a flight upgrade from the economy class to business class and here are a few useful tips

Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia

Top 5 places to see autumn foliage in North America

Canada and the United States are prime leaf-viewing territories and these top five destinations will have you gasping and reaching for your camera

Food and Drink

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The big coffee debate: methods to make the best cup of coffee

From Aeropress to regular drip, there are many ways to make a good cup of coffee but which one is best?

Street food from around the world

If you want to get a true taste of culture then look to the streets. These dishes cooked by locals are bursting at the seams with both flavour and character

A guide to Ethiopian food & drink

The food in Ethiopia is just as unique as the country. From spicy Wat to refreshing Talla, here are some of the best tastes you can find under the African sun

The big coffee debate: who makes the best coffee?

Cheese, spice or egg: what goes in your coffee? We search the world to find out who makes the best coffee

Coffee beans

The big coffee debate: the world's best beans

What is the best coffee in the world? We turn up the heat on the debate

City Guides

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is more than just coffee shops, it has an amalgam of canals, vintage bicycles, idyllic parks and scintillating galleries

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

Roofs of the Old City in Jerusalem

Jerusalem

With over 3,000 years of history, Israel’s largest city and the spiritual centre of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian religions, Jerusalem is a truly unique destination. Nestled in the Judean Hills on the edge of the desert, for centuries the so-called Golden City has stood as the most worshipped, fought-over and loved city in the world

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

Moscow

Despite the Soviet past, today’s Moscow is a dynamic, cutting-edge city – and the most populous in Europe. Well-heeled Muscovites flaunt their wealth by sipping Champagne with sushi at elite restaurants and shopping for designer labels at frighteningly expensive boutiques

False Creek Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver

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

Country/ State/ Region Guides

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Manama, Bahrain

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

The Paris Skyline, France

France

You could spend a lifetime’s worth of holidays in France and still not feel you’d done the country justice. It remains one of the planet’s most visited tourist destination

Madagascar

Madagascar floats off the coast of Mozambique in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, and is home to some of the weirdest, most wonderful wildlife in existence

Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Lesotho

Lesotho

Tucked away in the heart of South Africa sits the Kingdom of Lesotho, known to locals as the Kingdom of the Sky and to travellers as the Switzerland of Africa

Roraima, Venezuela

Venezuela

With its reputation for violence and political instability, many travellers opt to give Venezuela a wide berth