Author Kitty Morse will share stories from "Mint Tea and Minarets," a memoir of returning to her family home in Morocco.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Travel photographer and tour guide Ralph Velasco will present a visual tour of Tuscany, known for its stunning vineyards and varied landscape.
When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave.
Admission, info: Free. (714) 379-1938.
Authors Linda Ballou ("Lost Angel Walkabout — One Traveler's Tales") and Pierre Odier ("Some Last People: Vanishing Tribes of Bhutan, China, Mexico, Mongolia & Siberia") will discuss their latest books.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge.
Admission, info: Free. (818) 790-0717.
Whitney expert Ken Murray will discuss gear, trip planning and popular routes as well as the latest on booking a permit online.
When, where: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Adventure 16 store in Tarzana, 5425 Reseda Blvd., and Friday at the Los Angeles store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd.
Admission, info: Free. (818) 345-4266 for Tarzana, (310) 473-4574 for Los Angeles.
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