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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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Top six tips: how to travel solo

Be it for adventure or cultural experiences, solo travel can be very liberating

Mljet, Croatia

Croatia and Greece: the island tours of a lifetime

Charter a yacht to spellbinding islands of Croatia and Greece, your guide to a dream trip made real by Goolets, the gulet expert

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Can you travel safely when Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading fast?

The new COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) is causing cancelled flights and empty airports, so should you travel and can you travel safely?

Little Bay, Anguilla

Top 5: Ultimate Caribbean beach escapes

Caribbean islands provide beach lovers with everything from lazy days to party nights, so find your unforgettable beach escape here

Masroor temple, India’s undiscovered wonder

There’s a certain dishevelled majesty to the crumbling shikharas (towers) and unfinished carvings at Masroor temple, in rural Kangra

Food and Drink

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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

Wine grapes in PB Valley Khao Yai

Thai Wine – A remarkable success story

A feat to be admired, we take you through Thai wine’s remarkable journey to success

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Craft beer: why do we like it so much?

Craft beer is taking the world by storm, but what actually differentiates a craft beer from a normal one?

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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

Israeli Cuisine

Israeli food made simple

Featuring the best dishes of many ethnic groups, Israeli cuisine is hard to resist. As Israeli cuisine is now a popular source of ideas for recipe hunters, we’re bringing six popular Israeli dishes to your kitchen

City Guides

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Berlin

There's nowhere quite like Berlin. Sensual, gritty, hip and debauched, it's a colossal city with a tumultuous back-story. It also has a myriad of different faces: the staunch solidity of the Reichstag, the rainbow melee of its multicultural population, the insistent bass-thump of its numberless nightclubs

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

Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis

Memphis is known the world over as the cradle of the blues, the birthplace of rock 'n' roll and the place Elvis Presley called home. This sweet Southern Belle vies with Nashville to be the largest city in Tennessee, yet it still retains an alluring small-town feel, with a revitalised downtown teeming with energy and life

Singapore

The city-state of Singapore, blending a heady mix of Asian cultures with a constant drive for progress, has been hosting travellers from around the world since Stamford Raffles established it as a trading post of the British East India Company in 1819

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

Country/ State/ Region Guides

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St Theodores church, Berat, Albania

Albania

Idyllic beaches, warm weather, rich history, spectacular mountain scenery and bargain prices; it sounds like an impossible wish list for a European destination. Yet Albania fulfils all of these criteria and more. Over the past quarter of a century, this Balkan land has gradually emerged from its austere communist cocoon and savvy travellers have been taking note

Cuba

Immaculate beaches and verdant hills, wildlife-rich rainforests and tumbling waterfalls, imposing mountain ranges and vibrant cities, all wrapped in defiantly Revolutionary politics; the island of Cuba can rightfully claim to be one of the most singular destinations on the planet

Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Greece

Greece

A flavourful melting pot of sparkling nightspots, fresh seafood, sizzling Mediterranean passion and mythical legend, Greece is a fascinating and enchanting destination

Mount Yoshino, Nara, Japan

Japan

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

Tahiti

The Islands of Tahiti are known for their laid-back vibes. Expect romantic sunsets and giant curls of turquoise breaking over reefs. Remote and pristine, the islands give you a glimpse of paradise on Earth