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.
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
10 November 2014 11:43 AM
To the manor born, if only for the weekend
06 November 2014 11:40 AM
Architectural charity announces ambitious plans for 2015
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 1 If I were Prime Minister: I'd give tax cuts to the rich, keep Trident, and get my football team wrong
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit
- 5 Garland shooting: Isis claims attack on Prophet Mohamed cartoon contest in Texas as its first action on US soil