Catharine Hamm

Columnist On the Spot

Catharine Hamm is the Travel editor for the Los Angeles Times. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y., to a peripatetic family whose stops included Washington, D.C.; Honolulu; and Manila. Her varied media career has taken her from McPherson, Kan., to Kansas City, Mo., San Bernardino, Salinas and L.A. Hamm has twice received individual Lowell Thomas Awards, and the Travel section has been recognized seven times during her tenure as editor. Her favorite place? Always where she’s going next.

Recent Articles

  • North to Alaska for $238 round trip on Delta

    North to Alaska for $238 round trip on Delta

    Bored with winter temperatures in the 80s? This airfare to Anchorage might be just the ticket: For $238, including all taxes and fees, you can fly round trip from LAX on Delta to a place where the warmest temperature recorded in January this year was 45 degrees, according to Weather.com. The fare,...

  • Halloween Haunt: Knott's Berry Farm shuts down Fear VR attraction

    Halloween Haunt: Knott's Berry Farm shuts down Fear VR attraction

    Knott’s Berry Farm, whose Fear VR attraction stirred controversy among mental health advocates, has decided to close the Halloween attraction. Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez wrote about the controversy surrounding Fear VR, which the Buena Park theme park closed Tuesday. One of those who...

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