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.
18 May 2013 07:00 PM
Something to Declare
11 April 2013 11:29 AM
When you have little or no opportunity to shop around, it's easy to get ripped-off
30 March 2013 12:00 AM
Turtle Inn, Placencia
27 March 2013 02:47 PM
Almost everybody seems depressed by the constant chill weather. But our Head of Travel has a handy guide for how to beat the gloom in Spring. Try Barcelona!
03 March 2013 12:00 AM
Something to Declare
15 February 2013 12:00 PM
Jaguars lurk near a luxurious forest retreat. Brilliant birds fill the sky above. But which species will Ben Ross add to his Life List?
09 November 2012 07:00 AM
With Michael Palin back on our TV screens, he reveals why he still loves travel – and how he’s learnt to be himself on camera
19 October 2012 12:00 PM
In his new TV series, Richard E Grant unlocks the secrets of five-star service, fine dining and luxury suites. So, what's the key to a truly great stay?
12 October 2012 12:00 PM
‘Don’t plan your holidays – it leads to adventures’
09 September 2012 12:00 AM
New self-catering properties in John o' Groats have added much-needed appeal to this Scottish outpost, says Ben Ross
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 David Cameron refers to 83-year-old Labour MP Dennis Skinner as 'Jurassic Park'
- 3 Alton Towers Air breaks down: 80 people stuck on broken down Monorail during heatwave
- 4 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 5 Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi Prince to donate entire $32bn fortune to charity