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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, 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

An unhappy tourist

How to avoid expensive travel mistakes

Great tips that can help you avoid eight common and expensive travel mistakes

Aurora over a lava field

Top 5 places to experience supernatural forces

Atlantis and the Kingdom of Asgard may be lost forever, but here are five places that you can still experience legends and supernatural forces

A street party in Oaxaca, Mexico

Three wonderfully bizarre Mexican festivals

It is not all skulls and tequila shots when it comes to festivals in Mexico, not when you have donkeys, radishes and candles compete to add fun

Cloud forest, Costa Rica

The 20 greenest destinations on Earth

From self-sufficient villages to pioneering national parks, we round up 20 of the world’s greenest destinations

A desert island

How to survive on a desert island

Far from just Hollywood fantasy, people have been stranded on desert islands with some living to tell the tale

Food and Drink

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

Tenerife food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Tenerife

Blessed with fertile soil and an abundance of fish, Tenerife offers an eclectic sampling of dishes and wines for you to enjoy

Greek food

Athens food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Athens, Greece

Olive oil, vegetables, fish and feta are key ingredients in Greek cuisine. Read on for the best food and drinks to try while you’re visiting Athens

Hot dog

The hot dog reinvented

Classic hot dogs are well-loved throughout the world, but increasingly chefs are creating unique hot dog variations that are also delectable


Rome food and drink guide: 10 things to try in Rome, Italy

Italian cooking prides itself in creating a mesmerising experience with simple ingredients, and Rome is a one-stop shop for culinary excellence

The old town of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Dubrovnik

With a pleasing mix of locally-sourced and contemporary cuisine, Dubrovnik is the foodie pearl of the Dalmatian coast

City Guides



Acknowledged as one of the world's greenest cities, Copenhagen has much of its centre reserved for pedestrians, enforces strict climate policies and bikes outnumber cars on the street. It is also packed with quirky attractions and a skyline dominated by delicate spires rather than hulking skyscrapers typical of other modern cities


With rows of skyscrapers lining the Sheikh Zayed road, multiple mega malls and many multi-million pound offshore developments, Dubai may look like a temple to the petrodollar but, as anyone who spends more than a few days here will tell you, there’s far more to the city than that

Orlando Skyline, Florida, USA


If there was ever a city dedicated to enjoyment, Orlando would be it. Even the most cursory drive through the city will tell you one thing: there is no disguising the fact that Orlando is a city built on theme parks. Lots of them


The archetypal Asian metropolis, Tokyo is a heady blend of the futuristic and traditional. From neon signs to Shinto shrines, this is a city of true sensory overload


Vienna will surprise you: the strains of Mozart and hip hop music co-exist, while stylish cutting-edge bars and cafés sit a stone's throw from the grand dames and their miniature dogs in traditional coffee houses

Country/ State/ Region Guides

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Steaming rainforest, smouldering volcanoes and miles of palm-fringed sandy beaches: if Mother Nature can ever be accused of showing off, it is in Costa Rica. Sat just north of the equator, this verdant chunk of the Central American isthmus is one of the most bio-diverse spots on the planet

Mangroves in Gambia


The Gambia may be mainland Africa's smallest nation, but it punches way above its weight in terms of attractions. With its glorious long sandy beaches, bustling architecturally-stunning towns and wealth of wildlife, it's perhaps the most striking of all West African countries. What's more, its people are kind and welcoming, giving The Gambia the reputation of being the ‘The Smiling Coast’

Stuttgart, Germany


Misunderstood by many, Germany is one of the most varied and charming countries on the continent. Anyone expecting a homogenous nation conforming to old Teutonic stereotypes is in for a shock. As a destination, it offers a clutch of truly lovely cities, culture served up in hefty portions and rural scenery so pretty you'll wonder why it isn't on every tourist hit list.


Mongolia is far-flung and hardly well-trodden, but do not let that put you off. There is so much to see and do in this sizeable Central Asian country, from the stunning scenery and wildlife of mountains and deserts to the emerging luxury hotels and restaurants in the capital, Ulaanbaatar

New South Wales

The oldest state in the country, New South Wales gives many travellers their first taste of Australia; and it tends to be a potent one. Sydney’s ravishing waterside setting and cultural vibrancy makes it one of the greatest world cities and its overall package – beaches, skyscrapers, Opera House and all – means it remains very much the centrepiece of the state (even, some might argue, the entire country)