Our Experts

Los Angeles Times Expeditions are guided by our experienced journalists and subject matter experts. Throughout each trip, our experts will give formal talks, offer impromptu Q&A sessions and share their knowledge of the people and places you encounter along the way.

Christina Bellantoni was assistant managing editor of politics from 2015-2018.

Los Angeles Times test kitchen director.

Film critic for the Los Angeles Times and a regular contributor to NPR's "Fresh Air Weekend" and "FilmWeek."

Patrick Comiskey, covers wine for the Los Angeles Times and is a senior contributor for Wine & Spirits Magazine.

Architect and Professor

Chris Erskine is a nationally known humor columnist and editor for the Los Angeles Times.

Bill Esparza is a James Beard Award-winning writer, Ellie Award nominee and a leading national voice on Latin American cuisines in America.

Amal El Far is an Egyptologist who was born and raised in Cairo.

Charles Fleming writes about automobiles and motorcycles for the Los Angeles Times' Business section.

Los Angeles Times arts and culture writer.

Catharine Hamm is the Travel editor for the Los Angeles Times.

Former Los Angeles Times architecture critic.

David Kipen is the former literature director of the National Endowment for the Arts and a Los Angeles Times critic at large.

Los Angeles Times managing editor.

Los Angeles Times culture writer.

Los Angeles Times travel writer.

Los Angeles Times film critic and National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" contributor.

Journalist, culinary tour expert and Mexican cookbook author.

Award-winning Los Angeles Times contributor.