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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.
From LAX, $1,243 round trip to the Seychelles on Etihad

This deal is for travel Nov. 1-20 to the Indian Ocean island republic. Its 115 islands have a mixture of influences from Africa, Asia and Europe, especially France.

A secluded historic temple on windward Oahu holds clues to a rich culture and history

A heiau--a temple--in Kailua is hard to find. But the beauty of its setting and the wonder of its history are a discovery that's full of wonderment.

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