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.
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
01 August 2012 12:00 AM
If you failed to get tickets to the main event or just fancy an afternoon off sport, these alternative summer outings in the capital are world class
20 July 2012 12:00 PM
'In India, I gave this guy my shoes and when I turned round ... he was gone'
01 July 2012 12:00 AM
Something to Declare
13 April 2012 12:00 PM
For a family holiday that gets to grips with the great outdoors, summer in South Tyrol is hard to beat. It's also very, very confusing...
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Fracking is turning the US into a bigger oil producer than Saudi Arabia
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
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