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Los Angeles Times

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

  • Warning on Iran updated to highlight risk

    Warning on Iran updated to highlight risk

    The State Department updated its travel warning on Iran on Jan. 29 "to reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and detention of U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian Americans, in Iran." The U.S. relies on the Swiss Embassy in Tehran for consular services because the U.S. does not...

  • LAX to Nashville: $197 round trip on American or Delta

    LAX to Nashville: $197 round trip on American or Delta

    Airfares to secondary markets can be sky high, but here’s a round-trip fare that’s not: You can travel from LAX to Nashville on American or Delta for $197, including all taxes and fees. The biggest catch: You must buy your ticket by Feb. 11. You may travel any day of the week through April 30,...