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.
24 November 2014 11:41 AM
Bordered by tourist hotspots Goa and Kerala, Karnataka is often overlooked – but all that's starting to change, says Chris Leadbeater
14 November 2014 10:22 AM
It's 25 years since a non-violent uprising made Czechoslovakian history
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
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
- 1 Woman 'suffocates newborn baby in plastic bag and puts it in her desk minutes after giving birth'
- 2 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
- 5 Chinese student carries disabled friend to school every day for three years