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>Still waters run deep... sea surrounds the village of Fiskardo </p>

How Kefalonia went from sleepy to sophisticated

Travellers have long flocked to the largest of the Ionian islands for its literary connections, quiet coves and vine-tangled tavernas. But lately it’s becoming more than just a simple escape, finds Nicole Trilivas


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.

Summer holidays

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