Chris Leadbeater is a travel writer for The Independent.
11 May 2013 12:00 AM
Enjoy sparkling waters, idyllic islands and cultural hotspots from the comfort of your own boat. It's easier than you think, says Chris Leadbeater
27 April 2013 12:00 AM
The first visitor stepped ashore 500 years ago and it's now one of our favourite holiday destinations. Chris Leadbeater celebrates the Sunshine State
06 April 2013 12:00 AM
The Baroque beauty of this eastern German city has become easier to reach thanks to a new air link – just in time for the advent of spring, says Chris Leadbeater
24 March 2013 12:00 AM
Barentsburg in the Svalbard archipelago is a curious Soviet relic best explored by snowmobile, says Chris Leadbeater
23 March 2013 12:00 AM
There's plenty going on around the country for all the family, from chocolate-fuelled fun and robot-making, to an Olympic escape
22 February 2013 07:00 AM
After a lung-bursting hike up this tropical island's volcanic peak, Chris Leadbeater is relieved to head back down to a more leisurely pace of life
15 February 2013 12:00 PM
Vietnam's biggest city packs in fresh flavours, French relics and a futuristic skyline
10 February 2013 12:00 AM
Almost destroyed in 1945, this German city’s Baroque core shines again
09 February 2013 12:00 AM
Beat the summer crowds to the Tuscan capital and you'll have room to appreciate its Renaissance riches and flair for fashion
06 February 2013 12:00 AM
You pay your money, you get the trip of a lifetime ... with no nasty hidden extras. Chris Leadbeater gives his guide to the packages that offer more than buffets and beaches
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