Inspiration

Expert travel guides, hotel reviews and holiday advice

From offering ideas for your next city break, beach holiday, off-the-beaten track adventure or bucket-list travel experience, to giving you the tools to plan your perfect trip, The Independent’s travel experts are on hand to help you get inspired. Whether it’s beautiful colour features to give you a sense of place, a round-up of the best local hotels for a great-value stay, or a destination guide for all the practical information you need to book, this travel section has you covered. Read up on why you should swap Greece for Albania for a cheaper beach break this summer; find out how to eat your way around Istanbul; or plan your Tour du Mont Blanc itinerary with the ultimate guide.

Adventure travel

Destination guides, hotel reviews and holiday advice for adventurers, adrenaline junkies, solo backpackers and families.

Beach holidays

The best destinations for sun, sand and sea. Read expert travel guides, hotel reviews and holiday advice for booking your beach escape.

Best foodie destinations

Eat and drink your way around the world with the help from our handy expert travel guides. Discover the best cities and countries to visit, where to stay and top recommended bars and restaurants to try.

Family holidays

Read expert travel guides on the best family holiday destinations, hotel reviews and top things to do in the UK, Europe and around the world.

Walking holidays

Read expert travel guides on the best walking holidays, recommended hikes to try and top hotels to stay in.

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