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

  • Tokyo for $581 round trip from LAX on Singapore

    Tokyo for $581 round trip from LAX on Singapore

    If you can decide by June 30 whether you want to go to Tokyo in late summer or early fall, you can nab a $581 round-trip fare from LAX on Singapore Airlines. The fare, subject to availability until the last day of June, is for departures Sundays through Thursdays between Sept. 6 and Nov. 30. There...

  • Foreign briefing: State Department issues new warning against travel to North Korea

    Foreign briefing: State Department issues new warning against travel to North Korea

    Just in case you were thinking of visiting North Korea, the State Department on May 16 issued a new travel warning that “strongly urges U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to North Korea due to the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea’s system of law enforcement.” The...

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