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

  • Round trip from LAX to Norway for $697 on SAS

    Round trip from LAX to Norway for $697 on SAS

    Here's a hurry-up-and-buy bargain that will get you to Oslo for $697 round trip, including all taxes and fees, from LAX on Scandinavian Airlines, or SAS.  The fare, subject to availability, is for travel Sundays through Thursdays from Aug. 23 to March 25. It requires a Saturday night stay, and...

  • Unlocking a mystery about rental car keys

    Unlocking a mystery about rental car keys

    Question: My wife and I are retired and have done a lot of traveling in the U.S. and throughout the world in the last 10 years, meaning a lot of rental cars. In the last three to four years, half a dozen cars we've rented in the U.S. have come with two keyless entry remotes attached to a braided...