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

  • $795 round trip to Fiji from LAX

    $795 round trip to Fiji from LAX

    You can travel to Nadi, Fiji, about 5,500 miles from LAX, for $795 round trip, including all taxes and fees, on Fiji Airways. The fare, subject to availability, is for travel between April 1 and June 13, which means you should be there in dry season. You must buy your ticket by April 2. Info: Fiji...

  • In spring, Washington's Skagit Valley is blanketed with daffodils and tulips

    In spring, Washington's Skagit Valley is blanketed with daffodils and tulips

    If it's true, as Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, that earth laughs in flowers, Washington state's Skagit Valley is a side-splitter. Skagit Valley isn't the only place in Washington with stunning shows of flowers, but it should keep you grinning from ear to ear. Its just-right climate is home to bulb...

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