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.
02 November 2014 12:00 AM
29 October 2014 11:54 AM
From maps to languages - and taking amazing pictures along the way - Google wants to take over the world of exploration
06 October 2014 11:39 AM
Something to declare
20 September 2014 12:00 AM
03 September 2014 03:25 PM
The former tourist resort of Villa Epecuén was swallowed by salt water when the neighbouring lake burst its banks. A quarter of a century later, the waters started to recede, revealing the remains of this once thriving town
15 July 2014 04:49 PM
With outdoor exhibitions, new galleries and events for all ages, enjoy a summer of culture
08 July 2014 04:21 PM
Avoid those embarrassing jaunts and make it a trip to remember
22 June 2014 12:00 AM
17 June 2014 05:30 PM
With the solstice on the horizon, Sophie Lam salutes the long days with holidays at home and abroad
13 June 2014 11:17 AM
A revamp that falls in the final furlong
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
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
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
In defence of liberal democracy
- 1 Lucy Hawking: Stephen Hawking's daughter writes impassioned open letter to Katie Hopkins about rights of disabled people
- 2 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 3 Russell Brand backs Ed Miliband: 'You gotta vote Labour'
- 4 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 5 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want