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.
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
27 November 2013 02:40 PM
Take your partner, family, golf clubs… or a good pair of walking boos
23 November 2013 12:00 AM
The best in festive travel
26 October 2013 06:00 PM
The television chef's latest venture is a joint project that goes back to his early days. Sophie Lam checks in
26 October 2013 12:00 AM
Farmhouse chic, original beams, serene furnishings, Chris Beardshaw gardens, and mounted antlers
19 October 2013 07:53 PM
It’s service with a smile as you head off to departures
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
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