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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.

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Oeschinen Lake, Switzerland

Summer adventures in Switzerland

Trade your snowboard for sunglasses in Switzerland with our guide to snow-free summer fun, writes Lucy Levin

A surprised hotel guest

Quirky accommodations

If sleeping in a bed of ice or camping off the edge of a cliff sounds like your type of holiday, check out this list of unique accommodation

Aurora borealis

The wild camping survival guide

Forget designated campsites – wild camping is all about going off the grid. This guide covers what you need to know before your adventure

Overwater bungalows in Tahiti, French Polynesia

Where to go on holiday in July 2019

From music festivals in Copenhagen to camel racing in the Australian outback, and sun-drenched Guernsey to exotic Tahiti, we’ve got July’s best holidays nailed

Boston with a twist

Lace up your shoes, unique Boston experiences are only a walk away, writes Lucy Levin

Food and Drink

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Istanbul food and drink guide

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

With a foot in both Europe and Asia, Istanbul’s cultural and geographical diversity collide, providing a rich and varied cuisine

Dublin food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Dublin, Ireland

Traditional Irish food like stew, boxty pancakes, coddle and colcannon are best savoured in the pubs of Dublin, along with a pint of Guinness

Slovakian wine

Navigating the world of Slovak wine

Over time, the southern part of Slovakia has been perfecting the art of wine production, specialising in unusually dry and sweet varieties

Bangkok food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Bangkok, Thailand

From steamy street stalls to sophisticated Michelin-starred restaurants, Bangkok is every foodie’s dream

Mumbai food and drink guide

Mumbai food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Mumbai, India

In a city jam-packed with over 20 million people and almost as many food stalls, how do you even begin selecting from the mind-boggling array of food?

City Guides

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Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca

"Why did you have to come to Casablanca? There are other places." Humphrey Bogart's plea to Ingrid Bergman in the classic film Casablanca rings true for many tourists today

Geneva

The most famously cosmopolitan city in Switzerland thanks to the presence of the UN, Geneva doesn’t disappoint. First, there’s the prime location slap-bang in the heart of Europe and framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Jura Alps. Then, there’s the magnificent Lake Geneva (Lac Léman to locals) that still provides a hub for city life, as well as the location for the city’s most famous monument, the towering Jet d’Eau

Hagia Sophia Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul

Istanbul's amazing cultural heritage is in part due to its location straddling the Bosphorus Strait. At a crucial confluence where Europe meets Asia Minor, the city can legitimately claim to be the point at which east meets west

Philadelphia, Skyline on the Schuylkill River

Philadelphia

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

Juliet Capulet's balcony in Verona, Italy

Verona

It’s the setting of the world’s greatest love story, but Verona has more to offer than just Romeo and Juliet. While romance, conflict and passion shaped the city, it’s the Roman, medieval and Renaissance architects that earned it UNESCO World Heritage status

Country/ State/ Region Guides

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Verandinha beach, Cape Verde

Cape Verde

The islands of Cape Verde are a bewitching blend of Portuguese and African influences. You'll see it in the many European-style buildings and the curious musical styles, but its particularly noticeable in the food. Portuguese fare and more African-style fare comfortably combined on most menus

The Paris Skyline, France

France

You could spend a lifetime's worth of holidays in France and still feel as if you hadn't done the country justice. It remains one the planet's most visited tourist destination, meriting its standing with an almost overwhelming mass of historical treasures, storybook landscapes, and cultural idiosyncrasies

Japan

From kimono-clad geishas singing karaoke in Kyoto to Buddhist monks whizzing around Tokyo on motorbikes, Japan is a fascinating mix of tradition and modernity that often bewilders but never bores

Cathedral Granada, Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Fabled land of lakes and volcanoes, Nicaragua also lays claim to vibrant colonial cities, deserted beaches and wildlife-rich rainforests. Its vibrancy is all-encompassing, and the hospitality of its people is renowned throughout the Americas. The largest country in Central America, Nicaragua is also one of the safest and cheapest countries that constitute the ‘gringo trail'

Bern, Switzerland

Switzerland

Combining expansive greenery, slick cities and bucketfuls of fresh air, Switzerland is a stylish tourist destination that offers countless outdoor adventures and contemporary urban breaks