Distant Lands rail agent Susan Hickman will discuss the ins and outs of train travel in Europe, including planning your itinerary and buying a ticket or rail pass.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena
Admission, info: Free; RSVP to (626) 449-3220
Craig Carey, author of the new book "Hiking and Backpacking in Santa Barbara and Ventura," will discuss destinations in the Los Padres National Forest.
When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St.
Admission, info: Free. (818) 831-5555
Learn map and compass skills in this two-day field class and put them to use in Joshua Tree National Park.
When, where: 6 p.m Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, Oasis Visitor Center
Admission, info: $75; (760) 367-5539, http://www.joshuatree.org
Jazmin Gaite will discuss "The Philippines, a Tropical Paradise."
When, where: Noon Sept. 23 at Noypitz Restaurant, 933 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale
Admission, info: $19.50 for lunch and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to (323) 578-3601.
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