Catharine Hamm

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.
Big highways blah? Don't dis them. Why and when to travel interstates--happily

Getting out on the highways for the summer ritual? As you head down the road, remember that your trip is a gift from the 1950s.

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