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.
28 October 2014 10:00 AM
A staff member in The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville revealed that Ali has, on occasion, slipped into the museum incognito to relive his victories
24 October 2014 11:51 AM
The 'Silver State' has a dazzling range of sights, from the neon of Las Vegas to desert landscapes and snowy peaks, says Chris Leadbeater
11 October 2014 12:00 AM
03 October 2014 10:16 AM
Colombia's capital is much more than just a gateway to South America, says Chris Leadbeater
14 September 2014 12:00 AM
07 September 2014 12:00 AM
26 August 2014 07:38 PM
A new BBC series shines a spotlight on the Taj Mahal Palace, and the century-old grande dame is back on sparkling form
25 August 2014 05:40 PM
It's the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Paris from German occupation
15 August 2014 03:00 PM
It may be the smallest of America’s 50 states, but Rhode Island has a lot to offer, with an arty capital, shoreside mansions and fine beaches
02 August 2014 12:00 AM
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
Nigel Farage and Frankie Boyle clash over Andrew Lawrence's 'Mock the Week' criticism
- 1 'Nasa Confirms Six Days of Darkness in December': No, they don't - it's a hoax
- 2 Number of global billionaires has doubled since the financial crisis
- 3 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
- 4 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
- 5 North Korean officials 'publicly executed for watching South Korean soap operas'