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  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.

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The complete guide to smoking marijuana in Amsterdam coffeeshops

Vivien Yap plays marijuana tourist in Amsterdam on the pretence of research to compile this complete guide to smoking weed in Amsterdam coffeeshops

Coffeeshops in Amsterdam

10 of the best coffeeshops in Amsterdam

From kooky and psychedelic to laid-back and intimate, World Travel Guide rounds up ten of the best places in Amsterdam to smoke a legal joint

Glacier Express, a UNESCO heritage site

Take a cultural city break in Europe by rail

Budget flights aren’t really so cheap when you factor in all the add-ons, so why not travel by train instead and make the journey part of the adventure?

Machu Picchu

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

From ancient relics to awe-inspiring natural wonders, here is a list of the lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage sites

The 20 greenest destinations on Earth

From self-sufficient villages in Italy to pioneering national parks in Rwanda, we round up 20 of the world’s greenest destinations

Food and Drink

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

Widely regarded as one of the most diverse cities in the world, London’s culinary scene offers an eclectic mixture of classic British and modern, multicultural cuisine

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

Woman eating Hong Kong-style wonton soup

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

Havana Club Tributo 2019

Havana Club, the leading rum producer has released the fourth instalment of its ultra-prestige rums, Havana Club Tributo 2019

Lobster steamed with white wine sauce - Vancouver food and drink guide

Vancouver food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is a magnet for foodies the world over, with an abundance of fresh local produce, a thriving culinary scene and exciting food festivals

City Guides

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Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Athens

Greece may be undergoing a difficult period, but Athens will forever remain a European centre of culture, with stunning classical sites and world-class museums

Medersa Bou Inania, Fez, Morocco

Fes

Bordered by the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and located on the crossroads of ancient caravan routes, Fès is one of the world’s best-preserved medieval cities

Mousque of Al-aqsa (Dome of the Rock) in Old Town - Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem

With over 3,000 years of history, Israel’s largest city and the spiritual centre of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian religions, Jerusalem is a truly unique destination. Nestled in the Judean Hills on the edge of the desert, for centuries the so-called Golden City has stood as the most worshipped, fought-over and loved city in the world

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

Country/ State/ Region Guides

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Denver, Colorado, USA

Colorado

Prepare for epic mountain ranges, great plains, enchanting national parks, ancient ruins, lively cities, and lavish ski resorts: Colorado will knock your socks off

Madagascar

Madagascar floats off the coast of Mozambique in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, and is home to some of the weirdest, most wonderful wildlife in existence

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'

Sri Lanka

Southern India meets Buddhist Asia; Sri Lanka is a land of ancient ruins and religious relics, palm-fringed beaches and colourful reefs, balmy rainforests and local legends

Monument of Independence, Kiev, Ukraine

Ukraine

Vast and mysterious to many, Ukraine is barely known to outsiders despite being one of the largest countries in Europe. Long-associated with its colossal neighbour Russia, it's a country that stands out in its own right for its varied landscapes and surprising cultural diversity

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