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
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