Sophie Lam is Head of Travel at The Independent. She joined the travel desk in 2004, after spending several months in Central America and when not in the office is happiest on the beach.
15 June 2015 12:33 PM
We should remember we are not at home
26 May 2015 12:07 PM
Introducing a layer of technology separates us from the very people that could enhance our emotional experience
13 April 2015 10:51 AM
Berdoulat & Breakfast offers guests a behind-the-scenes experience of its magnificent architecture, says Sophie Lam
20 March 2015 10:48 AM
'Returning to Shanghai, it was just a different world'
09 March 2015 11:04 AM
The organisation has taken to handing out titles at a puzzling rate
23 January 2015 10:02 AM
This 19th-century maharaja's hunting lodge is marked out by two striking buildings that gleam like white marble temples astride a serene lake
Chic new hotels in 2015: From Britain's first football-themed property to a Facebook millionaire's debut desert resort
26 December 2014 12:01 AM
You won't be short of new and unusual options next year, says Sophie Lam
09 December 2014 10:42 AM
A tucked-away guesthouse, near India's most famous hotel, hints at Mumbai's youthful, creative outlook, says Sophie Lam
28 November 2014 10:06 AM
A pioneering safari camp in Rajasthan focuses on a thriving local leopard population. A key to the cats' vitality could be the absence of fences.
18 November 2014 04:57 PM
Read the small print when buying travel insurance for your annual ski holidays
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 Huawei Mate S and Huawei Watch: new products take on iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch
- 2 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 3 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 4 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train