Chris Leadbeater

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.

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Chicago's dizzying heights

City break holidays 2015: Try Vienna, Marseille or Chicago

Never mind Berlin, Paris and New York, there's plenty going on in other cities around the world

Namib Desert

Adventure holidays 2015: Spot a white rhino in Namibia or a solar eclipse from the Faroe Islands

Chris Leadbeater suggests a range of adventure holidays, from following in Napoleon's wake to the road less ridden in Uttar Pradesh

Valparaíso looks out over the ocean

Valparaíso: Worth taking the long way round again

A century ago, the opening of the Panama Canal almost destroyed Valparaíso

The Lennon Wall in Prague has now been painted over

Prague's Lennon Wall: Whitewashing in the Czech capital

Something to declare

48 hours in Vancouver

British Columbia's biggest city is a superb appetiser for a winter-sports adventure. By Chris Leadbeater

48 hours in Vancouver

British Columbia's biggest city is a superb appetiser for a winter-sports adventure. By Chris Leadbeater
Keep cool: Vancouver has world-class skiing on its doorstep

Vancouver travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

British Columbia's biggest city is a superb appetiser for a winter-sports adventure

Bangalore

Karnataka, India: The state that's making a name for itself

Bordered by tourist hotspots Goa and Kerala, Karnataka is often overlooked – but all that's starting to change, says Chris Leadbeater

Changing times: the city today

Prague: A velvet harder than iron

It's 25 years since a non-violent uprising made Czechoslovakian history

The Muhammad Ali Center.

Visiting Muhammad Ali's hometown, forty years after the famous Rumble in the Jungle

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

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