Chris Leadbeater is a full-time travel journalist who has written for The Independent since 2009. He specialises in the USA, South America and Europe, but has covered destinations as varied as Mozambique, New Zealand, Indonesia and Lebanon. Prior to becoming a travel journalist, he worked as a music writer and for men's magazines.
13 August 2015 07:23 PM
Art galleries, parks and a medieval city centre
07 August 2015 10:09 AM
At the heart of the Italian Riviera, this seafront city packs in culture and history
04 August 2015 09:47 AM
It's 70 years since the atomic bomb fell on a city that honours its past while embracing its future, says Chris Leadbeater
20 July 2015 10:55 AM
The irony is that South Carolina does not need to cling to some outdated notion of Confederate otherness to be gloriously Southern
17 July 2015 11:59 AM
Don't despair if you haven't booked a family holiday abroad, there's plenty of fun to be had here. Chris Leadbeater is your guide
01 June 2015 10:42 AM
Vancouver Island once had ties to Britain, but its rugged landscape, unique culture and unmissable wildlife are a world away, writes Chris Leadbeater
04 May 2015 12:09 PM
The Second World War in Europe ended in Reims 70 years ago this week, a momentous occasion that has had to fight to be remembered, says Chris Leadbeater
24 April 2015 10:21 AM
Life marches on, says Chris Leadbeater, but a division is still tangible
09 April 2015 08:26 PM
The largest of the Channel Islands is best savoured in summer, with celebrations, wildflowers and world-class cuisine. Chris Leadbeater explores
03 April 2015 09:33 AM
This enchanting Channel Island is celebrating 70 years since its liberation, says Chris Leadbeater
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train