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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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The 10 Best Brunches in London and beyond

Brunch has exploded in popularity recently, so we’ve rounded up the best places to check out in London, Berlin, Paris, New York and Los Angeles

City Highlight: Kuala Lumpur

Beyond its new-build skyscrapers, KL’s ethnic neighbourhoods provide myriad sights and flavours, from the joss houses of Chinatown to the saris and spices on sale in Brickfield, or Little India.

Space tourism: Ground control to … anybody with a big enough bank balance

To date, only 559 people have gone into space, although rapid advances in technology mean we are getting closer a new era in space tourism

From Coppola to Cliff Richard - six celebrity winery owners

There’s nothing so satisfying as sitting in the shade of your own vines with a glass of your own wine in your hand, a philosopher once said… these six celebrities would agree

City Highlight: Austin

A liberal sanctuary in the Lone Star State, Austin is said to be the blueberry in the tomato soup of Texas.

Food and Drink

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Stars of wine, music and literature collide at a great Barolo party

Robbie Williams, a Nobel winner and a whole lot of Italian wine and food: Elin McCoy previews Barolo’s annual Collisioni

Porklife: Spam celebrates its 80th birthday

It’s loved and loathed in equal measure, and it’s 80 years old this year. Sam Musguin-Rowe explores the eccentric world of Spam

Botanical life - the wonderful world of craft gin

There are more than 10,000 gins on the market – how on earth do you choose between them? Peter Ranscombe explores

The Rome Insider

Rome? It’s easy – the Pantheon, the Forum, the Sistine, and a pizza. No, no no, says George Reynolds. You’ve got it the wrong way round

Restaurants: what does regionality really mean?

Zoe Williams finds the restaurants which distill the very essence of the ancient counties of Kent and Cornwall

City Guides

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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.

Hanover

Now one of Germany’s wealthiest cities, Hanover literally had to rise from its own ashes following WWII, but has since become a blend of ancient and modern.

Manila

A curious cocktail of Asia, Europe and America, the capital of the Philippines is fast-paced and frenetic but far from boring.

Quito

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

San Francisco

Gold diggers, boho artists and tech whizz-kids have all left their mark on San Francisco, a seaside metropolis overflowing with boundless innovation.

Country Guides

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Argentina

Spirited Argentina, with its clamouring capital, vast pampas, delicious, food, rolling wine regions and snowy peaks, is a land bursting with adventure.

Canada

Whether you’re a hardcore adrenaline junkie, a wildlife enthusiast or a city slicker looking for cutting-edge culture, Canada ticks all the boxes.

Fiji

Renowned for stunning sunsets, breathtaking waterfalls and pristine rainforests, Fiji unsurprisingly draws thousands of visitors to its shores each year.

Mexico

As spicy as salsa, intoxicating as tequila and surreal as a Frida Kahlo canvas, Mexico fills the senses, energises the intellect and nourishes the soul.

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom; a busy, eccentric and unique destination with a daft sense of humour. Few places cram in as much scenery, history and culture as the UK.