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

  • Oslo is oh so cheap: $414 round trip from LAX on Lufthansa

    Oslo is oh so cheap: $414 round trip from LAX on Lufthansa

    And you thought fares to Asia were low? Check out this rock-bottom price to Oslo, Norway, from LAX on Lufthansa: $414, which includes all taxes and fees. The fare, subject to availability, is for travel from Wednesdays through Sundays Oct. 28 to March 28. You must stay at least seven nights, and...

  • The print Travel section is back

    The print Travel section is back

    The print Travel section has returned with a new look and new features, many suggested by readers. You asked for closer-to-home destinations and ideas. On Page L3 of the Aug. 20 issue, you’ll find a new page devoted to weekend activities. It contains a Weekend Escape, along with a calendar of weekend...

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