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.
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
19 January 2013 12:00 AM
As summer sun bathes Argentina's capital, the city takes on a carnival air – just in time for its annual Shakespeare festival
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Hard line on immigration could cost Tories the election
- 1 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 2 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Rashida Jones speaks out against male-centric porn saying 'women should have sex and feel good about it'