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April 15, 2012

TRAVEL

Presentation

Edward Hasbrouck will share lessons from his travels and a list of his favorite places from his latest trip around the world — 13 months, 80,000 miles and 28 countries on six continents — while updating "The Practical Nomad," his guide to independent and long-term international travel.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.

PACIFIC COAST TRAIL

Presentation

Learn tips for gear and trip planning for the West's premiere long-distance backpacking trail.

When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 473-4574.

BACKPACKING

Presentation

Experts will cover backpacker basics, such as choosing a pack and selecting proper clothing and footwear.

When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 458-4370 for Santa Monica.

INDONESIA

Presentation

Elisa Kotin will discuss her trip to Sumatra, Sulawesi and Borneo as well as her stay with the Lani and Dani people in remote West Papua.

When, where: Noon April 22 at Bella Italia, 7232 N. Rosemead Blvd., San Gabriel

Admission, info: $18.50 for lunch and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to (323) 578-3601.

JOSHUA TREE

Watercolor painting

Artist and instructor Anahita King will help students shift the desert scenery to paper with watercolor paint. Participants must bring their own art supplies.

When, where: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 22, Joshua Tree Visitor Center, 6554 Park Blvd.

Admission, info: $60; (760) 367-5535.

Please email announcements at least three weeks in advance of the event date to travel@latimes.com.

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