February 3, 2013
EUROPE Presentation Distant Lands' rail agent Susan Hickman will discuss the ins and outs of train travel in Europe, including trip planning and choosing individual tickets or rail passes. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. WILDLIFE Slide show Wolf Haven International will present "Journey's Journey," a look at OR-7, a.k.a. Journey, the first documented wild wolf in California in more than 88 years, and discuss the importance of wolves as a keystone species in an ecosystem.
October 19, 2012 |
What can you see in Italy in a week? Plenty, and you won't have to pay a fortune either. Virgin Vacations offers an eight-day rail package (without airfare) that starts at $469 a person. The deal: The trip price is based on double occupancy. It features two nights each in Venice, Florence and Rome where you can set your own sightseeing pace or pay for a night or daytime tour. Participants take the train from city to city via passes included in the package. It starts in Venice and ends in Rome; you can make your own flight arrangements or ask for a quote from Virgin Vacations.
September 23, 2012
FRANCE Presentation Adrian Kalvinskas will present famous and not-so-famous monuments and museums of Paris, an excursion to Versailles and answer questions about renting an apartment in Paris, traveling with children and train travel to easy destinations. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. TRAVEL BLOGGING Workshop Hostelling International and Matador Network editor Josh Johnson will conduct a travel blogging workshop and discussion on the art of travel storytelling, followed by a barbecue and pub crawl.
September 16, 2012
EUROPE Presentation 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 HIKING Presentation Craig Carey, author of the new book "Hiking and Backpacking in Santa Barbara and Ventura," will discuss destinations in the Los Padres National Forest.
June 24, 2012
AUSTRALIA Presentation Join Adrian Kalvinskas as he discusses Australia's southeastern corner. Enjoy Melbourne and Sydney, see the highlights of the Blue Mountains and the Great Ocean Road, and take a peek at Australia's little-visited capital of Canberra. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. BICYCLING Movie "Ride the Divide - The Movie," follows the 2008 Tour Divide, the world's toughest mountain bike race, for 2,745 miles from Canada to Mexico.
June 6, 2012 |
Ray, darlin'. That's what I called him. It was, he had told me, what an Irish cabbie had called him, back when Ray Bradbury was still rather a lad of a writer, albeit an acclaimed one, and had gone off to Ireland to work on the screenplay for the 1956 movie "Moby Dick. " The John Huston film starred Gregory Peck as the divinely mad Captain Ahab and Orson Welles in a harrowing cameo as the preacher, and the epic donnybrooks between Ray and Huston were probably just as cinematic as anything that ended up on film.