Gain firsthand experience about cultural differences and help increase your cultural awareness in order to make the most of your trip abroad.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Three-time Mt. Everest summiteer and mountain guide Kurt Wedberg will take you to the top of the world with his slide show and narration.
When, where: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Adventure 16 Store in Tarzana, 5425 Reseda Blvd., and Friday at the Adventure 16 Store in Los Angeles, 11161 W. Pico Blvd.
Admission, info: Free. (818) 345-4266 for Tarzana, (310) 473-4574 for Los Angeles.
Veteran travelers will offer tips for women interested in traveling alone.
When, where: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 Second St., Santa Monica.
Admission, info: Free. (310) 393-6263.
Explore the geology of the Pinto Basin and the Hexie Mountains as well as the cultural remnants of the 1900s mining era in this all-day outdoor class.
When, where: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center, 6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree.
Admission, info: $60. (760) 367-5535.
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