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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, 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

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A cyclist on a long-distance trip

How to cycle around the world

From the urban cities of Europe to the wilderness in Canada, cycling around the world is a possibility for some adventurers

A street trader near a salt mine in Senegal

16 things to know before travelling to Senegal

Palm-fringed beaches, colourful cities and a reputation for world-class hospitality, Senegal deserves a spot on any seasoned traveller’s bucket list

Hadrian’s Wall Path

The 10 most scenic self-guided walking holidays in England

Blessed with ancient woodlands, rolling meadows and a rugged coastline, England’s stunning and varied landscapes offer excellent walking opportunities

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

Food and Drink

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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

Italy-Rome-Cafe

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

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Old Town Square in Prague

Prague

Few cities in Europe can rival the old-world beauty and charm of Prague. Yet there is more to this colourful Czech capital then meets the eye, with a layered appeal that goes beyond its cobbled streets and lovely, meandering river.

Dubai

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

Orlando

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.

Tokyo

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

Vienna is a city that will surprise you. It’s a place where the romantic strains of Mozart mingle with hip-hop beats, where stylish, cutting-edge bars sit opposite coffee houses frequented by grand dames and their miniature dogs.

Country/ State/ Region Guides

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Senegal

Senegal is often known as 'The Country of Teranga'. Teranga means hospitality in the local tongue of Wolof, and you will indeed find Senegal to be one of the friendliest spots in West Africa.

Doha, Qatar

Qatar

The eyes of the world are on Qatar right now. Following the discovery of oil in the 1940s, this small Gulf state has been catapulted from a small fishing and trading hub to one of the richest (per capita) countries in the world.

Queensland, Australia

Queensland

Life in Queensland is riddled with all the right sorts of Australian clichés: lazy barbecues, golden beaches, reef and rainforest, limitless sunshine and cold beer. It’s a wonderfully diverse state; full of spirit and rich diversion, exuding a sense of life being lived at its rightful pace.

Mongolia

Mongolia is far-flung and little visited yet has much to offer, from the stunning scenery and wildlife of mountains and deserts to the emerging luxury hotels and restaurants of 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.