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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.

Abandoned cobbled street with cross in the background

The 10 most dangerous cities worth visiting

If you’re looking for a holiday with a bit more bite, then these so-called dangerous cities might be right up your street

Child points at treats in the shop window

Top 10 Christmas markets in Europe

Getting into the festive spirit already? Head to one of these markets in the run-up to the big day and experience all the delights the season has to offer

Iceland, Europe

Iceland: Land of fire and ice

North Iceland’s Myvatn area is peppered with snowy landscapes and bubbling mud flats, truly reinforcing Iceland’s reputation as the land of ice and fire

Madeira, Portugal

Paradise isle: Madeira

Off the coast of Portugal lies one of the prettiest destinations this side of Europe. Here’s what to do in the gorgeous island of Madeira

New York, USA

Do you need a visa to the United States?

Depending on where you are travelling from, you may fall under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), in which case you do not require a visa, subject to conditions.

A guide to Ethiopian food & drink

The food in Ethiopia is just as unique as the country. From spicy Wat to refreshing Talla, here are some of the best tastes you can find under the African sun

Glasses of Pinot Grigio - white wine

Bored of Pinot Grigio: Why not try something different?

Tired of the same old Pinot? There are plenty of other options from around the world, and they’re becoming ever more popular. Here are a few to look out for

Know your worldwide responsible drinking limits

As alcohol consumption is associated with various health risks, governments around the world have raced to create guidelines and encourage moderate drinking

Red wine with red grapes on wooden table - dark/black background

Three steps to make a sommelier believe you know about wine

Looking to impress your friends on a night out? These three simple steps will make everyone believe you’re a wine connoisseur, and fool even the sommeliers

Cocktail glasses

Top six cocktail trends coming to a bar near you

Creativity is the beating heart of the cocktail industry, and it shows in the constantly changing trends that define it. Here are six of the biggest ones


Beacons of tourism since the dawn of history, Cairo possess an enduring appeal. Just southwest of Cairo, a patch of Giza desert offers Khufu’s Great Pyramid, plus the iconic Sphinx

Baker boy in Casablanca, Morocco


"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

Nice Port French Riviera, France.


With the Mediterranean lapping at its shores, Nice’s prime position on the Côte d’Azur is its biggest draw for tourists. Don’t expect miles of golden sand – the beach is stony and rugged, though invariably packed with bronzed sunbathers

Tel Aviv at sunset, Israel

Tel Aviv

Energetic, hedonistic and endlessly fun, Tel Aviv is in many ways the counterpoint of nearby Jerusalem. Having only celebrated its centenary in 2009, it is also one of the world’s newest cities

Philadelphia Skyline, Pennsylvania, USA


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

Almirante Brown Square, Mar del Plata, Argentina


Spirited Argentina, with its clamouring capital, vast pampas, delicious, food, rolling wine regions and snowy peaks, is a land bursting with adventure

Ocean Bar, Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Recent years have been kind to the Dominican Republic, which is now ensconced as the Caribbean’s most visited destination. It’s not hard to see why. A seemingly endless spread of white-sandy beaches and palm trees play host to a similarly sizeable range of holiday resorts

Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan (USA)


Sizzling beaches, sprawling forests, boutique vineyards and buzzing cities: think Michigan is one big car factory? Think again

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia


Russia is at once breathtaking and baffling. Winston Churchill’s much-quoted line that the world’s largest nation represented “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” is as true today as it was back then

A Narrow Street in Sousse, Tunisia


From broad sweeps of beach overlooked by a tumble of sugar-cube houses, to grand ancient ruins and the vast, rolling dunes of the Sahara, Tunisia encapsulates everything that’s enticing about North Africa