Ben Ross is Head of Travel at The Independent. He has worked for the paper for over a decade, and began reporting on travel in 2001. Before joining the travel desk full time, he ran The Independent's special projects department. He started his journalistic career at the BBC working for its commercial arm, BBC Worldwide.
22 August 2014 12:00 AM
I can be easily entertained from breakfast to the pool, to lying in the sun, to waiting until it’s socially acceptable to start drinking
05 July 2014 12:00 AM
01 July 2014 03:37 PM
The fun doesn’t stop in Europe's greatest mountain range when the snow melts, says Ben Ross
26 March 2014 03:45 PM
Something To Declare
25 January 2014 12:00 AM
Springtime, just before the new century began. As Laos is now the new Cambodia, Vietnam was then the new Thailand, and my girlfriend and I had arrived – with our backpacks – to see what all the fuss was about. The capital Hanoi had dazzled, and we were due to take the train 420 miles down the coast to Hué. We were late, though. We were always late.
21 December 2013 12:00 AM
The snow is thin on the ground in the Sierra Nevada at the moment, but when it comes, Lake Tahoe is the place to ski. Ben Ross has an early-season preview
07 December 2013 12:00 AM
07 December 2013 12:00 AM
With young children in tow, a family ski trip can leave you feeling snowed under. But help is at hand, as Ben Ross discovers in the French Alps
09 November 2013 07:00 PM
Something to Declare
01 November 2013 03:32 PM
In the first of a three-part series on the Canaries, Ben Ross examines the largest of the islands, where it's still possible to get away from it all
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
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- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
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