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Catharine Hamm

Catharine Hamm is the Travel editor for the Los Angeles Times. Born in Syracuse, NY, to a peripatetic family, her stops included Washington, D.C.; Honolulu; and Manila. Hamm has twice received 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.
TSA's airport screeners to give extra scrutiny to 12-ounce or larger containers of powdered substances

The Transportation Security Administration will begin asking that containers of more than 12 ounces of, say, protein powder will need to be placed in a bin and could be opened.

Say hello to South America with a $470 round-trip fare from LAX to Ecuador

Copa Airlines is offering the fare to Quito, Ecuador, the capital, which lies just south of the equator. The city's old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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