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>A new promenade has given Calais a boost</p>

How Calais got cool: this much-maligned port city has had a glow-up

Think you know the formerly down-at-heel booze cruise hub? Think again, writes Claire Naylor

<p>Meyers i Tårnet offers smørrebrød in impressive surroundings </p>

The ultimate foodie guide to Copenhagen

The Danish capital is packed to the gills with world-class gourmet spots, from Michelin-star joints to cheap yet chic restaurants. Destination expert Suzanne King rounds up the city’s must-eats for every budget


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.

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