Where to go and what to know

Welcome to The Independent’s travel section, here to provide everything you need to plan your perfect trip. From inspiration for your next beach holiday, off-the-beaten-track adventure or city break to the practical information you need to save money when booking a getaway, our team of experts is here to help.

Check out our reviews of the best hotels to ensure you bed down in style, browse our deals to bag a bargain, or select a destination and start daydreaming, whether it’s in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia, South America, Africa or Australasia.

The Independent’s travel correspondent Simon Calder is on hand to share all the latest travel news, plus his top tips and advice for travelling on a budget, while environmentally conscious travellers can discover greener ways to see the world in our sustainable travel section. Planning an urban escape? Don’t miss our City Guides and Microguides, revealing the best places to eat, drink, shop and stay.


Expert travel guides and best European destinations to visit on your next break.

<p>Looking for cheap lift passes and uncrowded slopes? Consider a ski holiday in Turkey</p>

How Turkey became the go-to affordable skiing destination

Turkey is a renowned summer holiday destination, but a recent wave of new investment means its ski resorts now offer European-standard slopes at wallet-friendly prices, finds Tristan Kennedy

<p>North Macedonia’s Lake Ohrid at sunset</p>

Why you should swap Lake Como for North Macedonia

Al fresco wine on sun-drenched, waterside terraces; boat rides and an Unesco-listed Old Town: Lake Ohrid has everything you’d want from a chic European break at a fraction of the cost, finds Sarah Holt


Expert travel guides and best American destinations to visit on your USA holiday.

UK travel

From hotel reviews to city guides and best offers, our experts guide you through the best UK staycations.

Winter sun

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<p>Genoa has delights to discover for those seeking authentic Italian charm </p>

Swap overtourism-blighted destinations for these under-the-radar spots

With pandemic travel restrictions a thing of the past, the thorny issue of popular cities and beauty spots being inundated with visitors has raised its head once more. Helen Coffey picks out some just-as-worthwhile alternatives to the traditional hotspots

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