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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


Where to go on holiday in March 2019

From a good-value ski trip to a food fight, deserted beaches to mud-filled trenches, your March getaway could be your most adventurous yet

Magome-juku, old Japanese road passing through Nakasendo's station town

Nakatsugawa: the Nakasendo Trail and beyond

Escape the bustling, high-tech cities of Japan and experience true Zen in the lush valley of Nakatsugawa

Responsible travel

Travelling responsibly is achievable with these nine tips from World Travel Guide

Entrance to De Efteling, Netherlands

Top 5 cliché-free Valentine’s breaks

From pop-up film screenings to theme parks and bungee jumping, spending time together on Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be full of clichés

Old Town and seaport harbour in Tallinn, Estonia

22 reasons why you should fall in love with Estonia

The smallest and arguably most scenic of the three Baltic States, Estonia is wildly beautiful with some rather quirky traditions to surprise

Food and Drink


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

Boasting bold, exotic flavours, Dubai is the destination for travellers wanting to indulge in the city’s traditional Arabic cuisine

From Wiltshire to Wales: local pubs making international headlines

Combining locally sourced produce and a range of exciting beers, dining at a gastropub is a must-have experience on any foodie’s UK itinerary

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

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

Sydney’s fascinating cultural melting pot is best experienced in its many restaurants, as we share the best dishes and where to try them in Sydney


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

Hong Kong food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Hong Kong

Long acclaimed as the culinary capital of Asia, Hong Kong boasts over 1,100 restaurants with menus spanning from East to West, plus a unique twist of its own

City Guides

Boston in Massachusetts, USA


Founded in 1630, its winding streets and stately architecture recall a legacy that is unmatched in the US, including key moments from the American Revolution, the abolition of slavery and the founding of the country’s first university

Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, is a quintessential Southeast Asian city: a buzzing whirl of saffron robes, heaving markets and golden spires

Church of the Savior, St Petersburg, Russia.

St Petersburg

A monumental city of sweeping avenues and broad canals, St Petersburg is urban Russia at its most impressive. The centuries have been kind to the city – St Petersburg looks as grand today as when Peter the Great laid the foundation stones in 1703


Slick, sophisticated and fun loving, Baden-Württemberg’s capital is a zingy modern city with a small-town soul

Juliet Capulet's balcony in Verona, Italy


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

Bogota, Columbia


Colombia is blessed with natural beauty: Andean peaks, Caribbean beaches, pristine Amazon jungle, and so much more

Czech Republic

A historic jewel at the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic packs a sizeable punch for such a small country; from majestic castles to medieval towns, it has much to offer international visitors

Lapland, Finland


Finland is the big surprise of the Nordic countries, a natural wonderland with over 179,000 islands and more trees than people. With miles of empty wilderness, the Finns are uniquely in tune with their natural surroundings. This is a nation where people can flip from office work to foraging for wild mushrooms in a heartbeat

Val-d'Isère, French Alps


You could spend a lifetime’s worth of holidays in France and still not feel you’d done the country justice. It remains one of the planet’s most visited tourist destination

Potala Palace, Tibet


Hidden high on the roof of the world, Tibet is a land of golden monasteries, spectacular mountain scenery and a deep spiritual heritage that lives as much in our imagination as it does in the remote Himalayas