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.
26 May 2014 08:28 AM
A new luxury hotel is putting the Jabal Akhdar range's dramatic gardens and gorges - once sealed off as part of a military base - on the tourist map
10 May 2014 12:00 AM
28 April 2014 11:36 AM
Caring for creatures, great and small, in woodland Cumbria
22 April 2014 05:00 PM
With new flights, this Greek archipelago is even easier to enjoy, says Sophie Lam
25 March 2014 06:58 PM
The seminal landmark opened in Paris on 31 March 1889 as the entrance to that year’s World’s Fair
11 March 2014 03:44 PM
Whether it’s rolling gently across flat-as-a-pancake landscapes, facing thigh-burning mountain ascents or pootling around vineyards, a cycling holiday lets you plug in to the heart of your destination.
01 March 2014 05:11 PM
Something to Declare
15 February 2014 06:30 PM
This large, listed 16th-century property creaks with history and impresses with eclectic décor, says Sophie Lam
05 February 2014 03:05 PM
All-inclusive giant asks the public to contribute to its Alpine flagship
25 January 2014 12:00 AM
We were like thieves in the night. We'd been plotting our movements for weeks, working out timings, checking then re-checking our itinerary. A getaway driver had been enlisted and pulled up in the silvery moonlight in a thicket of palm trees almost exactly on time. "Canacona?" he called out to us. We piled into the back of the auto-rickshaw and sped off through the Goan countryside.
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