Ava Waits will offer tips on healthy travel to Europe and what to do if you need to see a doctor or pharmacist on your trip.
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 offer tips on preparing to hike Mt. Whitney, including the permit system, coping with high altitude and taking alternative routes to the top.
When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Admission, info: Free. (626) 447-1062.
Veteran travelers will offer tips for women interested in traveling alone, including advantages and concerns for solo travel.
When, where: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., Santa Monica.
Admission, info: Free. (310) 393-6263.
Daniel McCarthy will teach participants about the plants harvested by native peoples for food, medicine and utilitarian purposes. The program will start with an overview of local tribes.
When, where: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.
Admission, info: $60, (760) 367-5535.
The 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour presents movies on remote landscapes, mountain cultures and adrenaline-fueled action sports.
When, where: 7 p.m. Saturday at John Adams Middle School, 2425 16th St., Santa Monica.
Admission, info: Tickets $15. Order online at http://www.adventure16.com and click on "events." (310) 473-4574.
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