Sheila Stone will discuss York and the lesser-traveled north of England, home to ancient castles.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Experts will help you navigate the permit system and cover the basics of preparing for Half Dome, one of Yosemite National Park's iconic peaks.
When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Manhattan Beach, 1800 Rosecrans Ave., Suite E
Admission, info: Free. (310) 727-0728.
An instructor will guide participants in photographing the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park, including a session at Keys Ranch.
When, where: 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday at Joshua Tree Visitor Center
Admission, info: $60. (760) 367-5535. A tripod is recommended for cameras.
Veteran travelers will offer tips on planning, budgeting, packing and other topics for first-time visitors to Europe.
When, where: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., Santa Monica.
Admission, info: Free. (310) 393-6263.
Dave Garfinkle will show slides of his June trip to Africa, which included driving across South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi and Rwanda.
When, where: Noon Saturday at the Patio Mediterranean, 21 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia.
Admission, info: $20 for lunch and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to (323)578-3601
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