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.

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.

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.

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

Dacher Keltner is a professor at UC Berkeley and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center.

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.

Laurie Ochoa is the Los Angeles Times arts and entertainment editor.

Ruth Reichl is currently a contributing editor to Town and Country Magazine.

Chef & Co-owner Pizzeria, Osteria Mozza, Mozza2Go, Chi Spacca, Los Angeles

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

Journalist, culinary tour expert and Mexican cookbook author.