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.
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.
18 January 2014 12:00 AM
Raising the bar for the humble 'local'
28 December 2013 12:00 AM
The coming year offers fresh chances to wake up in some dream destinations
04 December 2013 01:57 PM
The Big Apple buzzes with possibility for all ages, budgets and interests
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 2 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 3 Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights