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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

Man walking the Everest Base Camp trek, Nepal

Where to go in October 2018

From spiritual festivals to trekking the Himalayas, October is easily the best time of the year to be a tourist

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

Food and Drink


Stratford-upon-Avon: a fabulous food destination

The hometown of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is fast becoming a foodie paradise, here are some of the best places to grab a bite of the action

Cold beet soup

Vilnius food and drink guide: 10 things to eat & drink in Vilnius, Lithuania

With a wealth of independent restaurants, classic home-cooked dishes, craft brews and fresh produce, Lithuania’s capital Vilnius has much to offer to any travellers willing to explore it


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

City Guides

Amman, Jordan


Amman, the capital of Jordan, is the Middle East for beginners. As one of the oldest, continually inhabited cities in the world, it now finds itself as a cross between traditional Arabic sensibilities and Western commercialism

Hangzhou West Lake, China


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."

Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Ukraine.

Kyiv (Kiev)

One of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, Kyiv (Kiev) is also one of the loveliest and boasts a beguiling blend of opulent mediaeval architecture and stark Stalinist blocks

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

Zagreb Aerial View, Croatia


Central European in appearance and spirit, Zagreb bears the hallmark of centuries spent under Vienna and Budapest but remains staunchly Croatian

Country/ State/ Region Guides

Bogota, Columbia


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

Amman, Jordan


It’s easy to see why Lawrence of Arabia was so taken with Jordan. Probably the most appealing destination in the Middle East , this ancient Arab kingdom is a hospitable land packed with epic scenery and momentous relics


Officially known as the Republic of Latvia, this small nation remained tucked behind the Iron Curtain until the early nineties. Today it is one of the most visited countries in the Baltics and lures visitors with its dramatic landscapes and rich heritage

Potala Palace, 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

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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