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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

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


The best safaris in Eswatini (Swaziland)

With wild rhinos, horseback adventures and thrilling zip-lines on offer, Eswatini (Swaziland) should be your next safari destination

View through autumn foliage to Nidelva river, Trondheim city, Norway

Top 5 places to see autumn foliage in Europe

Every autumn, the glorious display of colour that spreads across the forests in the Northern Hemisphere is one of the most magical natural phenomena known to man

Food and Drink


Breakfast around the world

Mornings don’t always have to be bleary and grey, here are some international breakfasts that look just as good on your Twitter feed as your plate

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

Friends enjoying coffee together

The big coffee debate: is coffee healthy and how much should you drink a day?

Is coffee boon or bane? In celebration of the International Coffee Day on October 1, we look at the benefits and risks


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

City Guides



Beacons of tourism since the dawn of history,Cairo possess an enduring appeal. Just southwest of Cairo, a patch of Giza desert offers Khufu’s Great Pyramid, plus the iconic Sphinx

Birds standing on the beach in front of the sunset, 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


With the Mediterranean lapping at its shores, Nice’s prime position on the Côte d’Azur is its biggest draw for tourists. Don’t expect miles of golden sand – the beach is stony and rugged, though invariably packed with bronzed sunbathers

Philadelphia Skyline, Pennsylvania, USA


Philadelphia is the home of significant moments in American history, but it’s also a leader in the arts and home to gorgeous green spaces, pop-up beer gardens and terrific dining

False Creek Vancouver, Canada


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

Country/ State/ Region Guides

Manama, 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

Downtown Denver, Colorado (USA)


Prepare for epic mountain ranges, great plains, enchanting national parks, ancient ruins, lively cities, and lavish ski resorts: Colorado will knock your socks off


Ghana is a friendly and largely safe country, with a list of enticements as long as an Accra traffic jam: for a start, you’ll find sunshine, beaches, wildlife, national parks and a deeply colourful cultural heritage

Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Ukraine.


Vast and mysterious to many, Ukraine is barely known to outsiders despite being one of the largest countries in Europe. Long-associated with its colossal neighbour Russia, it's a country that stands out in its own right for its varied landscapes and surprising cultural diversity

Island Westlake, Hanoi, Vietnam


Some destinations evoke mental images the moment their names are mentioned, and Vietnam is one of them. A frenetic and fascinating country, it calls to mind conical-hatted street vendors, water buffalo plodding across rice fields and floating markets on the Mekong River